- 3 Tbl Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbl Olive Oil
- 1 Tbl Slippery Elm
- 1 Tbl Rosehips
- 1 tsp Chamomile
- 1 Tbl Beeswax Granules
Superman say's I'm ghetto, but I call it resourceful. If using this method, just be aware of how high you fill the bottom pan so that no water seeps into your oil and herb mixture.
Once the herbs have infused into the oils (after 4-6 hours), remove your concoction from the heat and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. Strain through a wire strainer to remove all the bits of herb and then return infused oil to a clean, dry pan.
Now add the beeswax granules.
Heat once again, this time directly on stove top over low heat. Stir occasionally and warm just long enough to dissolve the beeswax.
My original recipe was created as a diaper ointment and contained equal amounts slippery elm, rosehips, and chamomile. Since then, I have discovered that my husband does not like the smell of chamomile and I have reduced that ingredient significantly. If a more scented salve floats your boat, give it a try. I find the aroma quite enjoyable.