Herbal Salve Salvation: Herbal Oil Salve

<li>3 tablespoons dried or 5 tablespoons fresh herbs</li>
<li>3 cups water</li>
<li>1½ ounces coconut oil</li>
<li>1½  ounces almond oil</li>
<li>1 teaspoon benzoin tincture (available at pharmacies)</li>
<li>1 ounce grated beeswax, optional</li>
<li>Place the herbs in an empty pot. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil, then pour it over the herbs and let steep. Strain and reserve the tea.</li>
<li>In the saucepan, mix the coconut and almond oils together, then add the tea. Simmer until the water has completely evaporated (when the bubbling stops). Remove from heat.</li>
<li>Add the benzoin tincture (a preservative). If necessary, add the grated beeswax to thicken the salve, letting it melt gradually into the base. Pour the salve into half-ounce containers and let cool. Secure the lids and label.</li>
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<em>K. P. Khalsa is a clinical herbalist and freelance writer who lives in Seattle. He has twenty years of experience formulating herbal salves and is a consultant to salve manufacturers.</em>
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