Pine Pitch Salve Recipe

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Pine resin, or “pitch,” has many topical, local, first-aid applications, including use as an antimicrobial dressing and a salve.

Ingredients

  • 1 part clean pine pitch
  • 2 parts extra-virgin olive oil
  • Grated beeswax (proportions below)

Directions

    • Using a double boiler, melt the pitch in the olive oil until it’s mostly dissolved — it’s fine if a little resin remains solid.
    • Add the grated beeswax (1 part grated beeswax per 4 parts combined liquid oil and pitch).
    • Pour into jars, and let cool before adding lids.

    For more about pine, see:


    Juliet Blankespoor is the director and founder of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, where she offers online courses on foraging, medicine making, and herb cultivation.
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    The measurements in this recipe needn’t be exact, but following the general proportions by volume (using a measuring cup) will be useful for achieving your desired consistency.

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