Body & Soul: Carpenter’s Salve

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This salve heals and also helps pull wood or metal splinters to the surface of a worker’s hands.

• 1 part self-heal
• 1 part plantain
• 1 part comfrey leaf
• 1/2 part rosemary
• Olive oil
• 1/2 part beeswax
• 1/4 cup bentonite clay
• 1 tablespoon lavender oil

Infuse the herbs in olive oil in a ratio of 2 parts of oil to 1 part of the herb combination. After adding beeswax but before pouring into jars, stir in bentonite clay and lavender oil.

Adapted with permission from Earth Mother Herbal (Fair Winds, 2002) by Shatoiya de la Tour.

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