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Oil Infusion
« on: April 14, 2023, 01:17:52 pm »
I made my first herbal infused oil today.  We love using our freeze dryer for herbs, and we just did our first batch of medicinal weeds, so I powdered some of them up and put them in olive oil to steep for several weeks.  Then I can make a salve from the oil by adding beeswax and a few other ingredients.  The recipe I'm copying is called "Woodworker's Salve" (another one from Petra Ahnert), and it's supposed to help pull splinters out of the skin.  The herbs are plantain, chickweed, rosemary, and comfrey.  All were homegrown/-foraged and freeze-dried except for the comfrey, which we are desperately trying to get our hands on.  I think my mom finally found some cuttings online and ordered them. 

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Re: Oil Infusion
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2023, 09:19:59 am »
Keep us posted on your progress.  Which book of Petra's is that found in?

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Re: Oil Infusion
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2023, 10:32:06 am »
Keep us posted on your progress.  Which book of Petra's is that found in?
It's on page 60 of Beeswax Alchemy
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Re: Oil Infusion
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2023, 04:34:08 pm »
Here is the completed salve.  We'll see how it works on splinters and cuts.  The recipe calls for bentonite clay, which I unfortunately forgot to get, and my sister is really in need of this salve right now so I decided to just omit it this time. 


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Re: Oil Infusion
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2023, 02:39:11 pm »
Will it have to be kept refrigerated? 

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Re: Oil Infusion
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2023, 02:46:02 pm »
Will it have to be kept refrigerated?
No, it has only shelf stable ingredients.  It's just the oil, beeswax, lavender essential oil, and some vitamin E. 
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Re: Oil Infusion
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2023, 09:21:00 am »
Thanks for sharing this.  :)
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