Pain Reliever Salve

PAIN RELIEVER SALVE

Mix together 1 oz of chickweed (reduces inflammation and aids in healing), 1 oz of wormwood (a great pain reliever), and 1 ounce of yarrow (an anti-bacterial agent that also helps relieve pain).

The yarrow plant contains achillein and achilleic acid.These substances reduce the clotting time of blood, so they help stop any bleeding.Yarrow also has pain-killing and anti-inflammatory properties that are similar to aspirin.

Add the mixture of herbs to 2 pints of olive oil and simmer 3 hours.

Strain and add 3 ounces of beeswax and 1 teaspoon of tincture of benzoin.

Test for consistency before pouring into wide mouth containers.

Basic Herbal Ointment

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Basic Herbal Ointment
This is a basic ointment that you can make with any herb you want to use for a magical purpose. Just choose the herb you want by consulting the correspondences and add it as directed. You’ll need 1 ounce of lanolin or cocoa butter and 1/2 oz of beeswax, 3-4 ounces of apricot kernel oil, 1 ounce of strong herb infusion of your choice, and 5 drops of essential oil of your choice. You can match the infusion and essential oil or use different herbs. Melt the lanolin or cocoa butter and the beeswax in the top of a double boiler. When completely melted begin adding the oil, pouring a very stream into the pan while stirring constantly until all the oil is added. Turn off the heat and slowly add the herb infusion stirring constantly until the cream has cooled. Add the essential oil and stir in completely. Spoon or pour the cream into an opaque white jar or clear jar covered with paper. You may add 6-8 drops of tincture of benzoin to the mixture when you add the essential oil as a preservative if desired.