Diaper Rash: Make Your Own Herbal Diaper Salve

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 0 comments
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Image: new salve cooling by henna lion, on Flickr
You can make this simple, yet effective diaper salve right in your own kitchen!

Ingredients:
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!).

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

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 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!

Photo credit: new salve cooling, by henna lion on Flickr
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Image: DaVinci Extra Virgin Olive Oil -- 8.5 fl oz - Extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality olive oilImage: Teeter Creek Herbal Salve (1 1/2 oz.) Ingredients: Comfrey, Mullein, Plantain, Chickweed, Echinacea, Golden Seal, Vitamin E Oil Peppermint Oil. (In Safflower Oil and Beeswax)

Shopping Suggestions:
DaVinci Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Stakich yellow Beeswax pellets
Wise Woman Herbals Bottoms-Up Balm
Teeter Creek Herbal Salve







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