Diaper Rash: Make Your Own Herbal Diaper Salve

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Beeswax coconut oil salve, by Cara Faus on Flickr

You can make this simple, yet effective diaper salve right in your own kitchen!

1 cup olive oil
3/4 cup chopped fresh herbs
1/4 cup of grated beeswax

Suggested wild herbs to gather: cottonwood buds (late-fall or winter), pussy willow bark (early spring), chickweed, yarrow and plantain (look in your garden or lawn!).

Heat 1 cup olive oil and 3/4 cup chopped herbs in a stainless steel, enameled or ceramic pan.

Image: Stakich yellow Beeswax pellets | cosmetic grade, natural yellow, unscented | made from 100% pure Beeswax
Grated Beeswax
Simmer at low for 30 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon occasionally.

This helps to extract the herb essences and keeps it from burning.

Cool slightly, strain out any chunks of herbs remaining.

Return oil to the pan and add 1/4 cup of beeswax pellets.

Stir gently to melt wax (you may need a bit of gentle heat to do this).

Place a drop on a plate and freeze for a few minutes to see if it hardens.

If it doesn't, add more beeswax; if it's too hard to spread on your skin easily, just add a bit more oil.

Store in a jar, labeled with ingredients and date.

Additional Uses: chapped lips and hands, scrapes from fall, minor burns, sunburn and bug bites.

Thanks to Cindy for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Image: Wise Woman Herbals | Bottoms Up Balm | Topical BalmShopping Suggestions:
Wise Woman Herbals Bottoms-Up Balm

DaVinci Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Stakich yellow Beeswax pellets

All-Purpose Hemp Salve

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