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I’ve always been creative and loved learning new things especially about old time remedies, homesteading, and wild-crafting techniques. This knowledge used to be passed down from generation to generation. “Elders” were called elders because of their knowledge and experience, not because of their age. Now days many have to learn from books or instructors. But thank God the knowledge still survives. We just have to search for it.
Here is a cool recipe for making your own healing balm, a technique dear to my heart and oh so easy!
View the recipe here: Homemade Natural Neosporin via Mrs Happy Homemaker.com
Photo credit: Mrs Happy Homemaker
Quick notes: The author of the blog article has an Etsy store and apparently keeps a mix of the herbs on hand which you can buy to make this cool project. The recipe contains calendula, comfrey, honey, beeswax and coconut oil. The concoction keeps for up to a year so make some to keep and give away as gifts.
Also, if you have any baby food jars laying around, sterilize them in a dishwasher and use them as containers for this salve. They work great!
I get most of my dried spices and herbs from Amazon lately. I just find it convenient because of the prime shipping they offer. I also buy from the San Francisco Herb Company.
In case you’re interested, here are some links and prices for supplies on Amazon: 1 pound Organic dried Calendula Flowers $10.75; 1 pound Organic dried Comfrey leaves $13.49; 1 pound Organic extra-virgin Coconut Oil $8.89; 1 pound yellow beeswax pellets $12.50 ( if you can find a brick of beeswax at a cheaper price, you can use a cheese grater to shred the bar to make it easier to melt); 2 ounces Lavender Essential Oil $12.75 – little hint: the NOW brand is a better deal because the other lavender essential oils I compared this with show their quantity in milliliters, usually around 10 ml… note that the NOW bottle contains 2 ounces. Doing a liguid volume conversion you see that 10 milliliter = 0.338 ounce…this is not even an ounce! I like bargains, I figured you would too
Anyway, I know you’ll enjoy this project. I sure did!