How To Make Lotion & Salve

How To Make Lotion & Salve using local ingredients! Avoid the tropical oils and butters and still create a lovely lard (or tallow) based salve or lotion.

(If you cannot find a local source of beeswax, you can purchase it easily online.)

*NOTE I demonstrate the cold infusion method using olive oil, which is obviously not local to me, but you can also do a cold infusion with lard if you keep it in a warm area. It is just a little confusing to call it cold infusion and then turn around and say you have to keep it warm. 🙂

Lotion or Salve
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Serves: 1 cup
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ c. fat or oil
  • dried herbs of your choice
  • ¼ c. beeswax
Instructions
  1. Infuse oil or fat with herbs using the hot or cold method shown in the video.
  2. This will take 4-8 weeks if you choose the cold infusion and 45 min if you choose the hot infusion.
  3. Mix beeswax and hot infused fat or oil until beeswax is melted.
  4. Cool to room temperature.
  5. At this point you have a salve.
  6. If you want to create lotion, whip the salve with ¾ cup water or herbal tea until a lotion texture is created.

 

How To Make Lotion & Salve using local ingredients! Avoid the tropical oils and butters and still create a lovely lard based salve or lotion.

 

 

  
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