PROTECTION FROM HARM OINTMENT
You will need:
• 2 parts Mallow (not Marshmallow Root)
• 2 parts Rosemary
• 1 part Vervain
For the base of ointment with shortening, follow these directions:
Melt 4 parts shortening over low heat until liquefied.
Watch that it doesn’t burn. Add one part dried herbal mixture (which would be all of the herbs listed above). Blend with a wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed.
Continue heating until the shortening has extracted the scent.
You should be able to smell it in the air.
Strain through a cheesecloth into a heat-proof jar, a canning jar would be perfect for this. Add 1/2 tsp. tincture of benzoin (can be found at an herb store or drug store) to each pint of ointment as a natural preservative. Store in a cool, dark place or in the refrigerator.
Ointments will last for weeks or months. Discard any that turn moldy, and make a fresh batch. Rub onto the body and to drive out negative influences and to keep them far from you.