Got Stung? Bit By A Bug? A Perfect Natural Salve For You
During the summer months we face many bugs! I get stung at least once if not more. Mosquitos are our state bird, and of course the spider bits are no fun. So I found this ointment to be absolutely, hands down the best thing to put on those nasty bites!
It is a bit messy as it is made from activated charcoal which is black. But if you put a bandage over it for a bit, it won’t get on your clothes. It washes off easily too.
When I got stung, I literally applied this on immediately and the pain was gone, no swelling, and I was back to chores. Great for kids and pets too! I even put it on our horses for those nasty horse fly bits that swell!
Here ya go…make a jar or two and keep in areas you can easily get to! If you order from the links, you are helping our ranch reach kids in need! Thank you! www.truenorthranch.org
6 tbsp of infused oil (I use Calendula see infusion directions below)
2 tsp almond oil
2 tsp bees wax
3 tsp activated charcoal
3 tsp bentonite clay
20-30 drops Lavender essential oil
10 drops of tea tree essential oil
Combine the olive oil, castor oil, and beeswax in a container and place in a pot of simmering water (like a double boiler). It is recommended that you use a container that you don’t mind getting stained, as the charcoal has a tendency to stain. Once the waxes and oils are combined, add the charcoal and clay and mix until combined. Mix in the essential oil and then transfer to a glass jar for storage. This recipe makes enough to fill a one ounce mason jar. Store the salve in a cool dark place.
To use the salve, just put a small amount on the affected area. Cover with a bandage (to help avoid staining your clothes and other things) and leave on for up to 12 hours. The wash off with soap and water.
You can wash off as soon as the pain subsides.
I have used this for poison ivy as well. It works. The important part is reapplying if itchiness still exists.
1. Pick 3 herbs you would like to make for your infusion. For this drawing out salve I use Calendula, Comfrey, and Lemon Balm all from my garden or you can click on link to Starwest Botanicals.
2. Use a clean quart mason jar. Mix your dried herbs in a steel bowl and place into your jar. Fill your jar with Jojoba oil or Organic Olive oil. Fill jar leaving 1/2 ” of space at the top of the jar so the herbs will hav room to expand. Stir your herbs with a wooden spoon. If the herbs soak up all the oil, then pour more on top to ensure that the herbs are covered. Once all stirred and ready to cap tightly.
3. Leave in your dark pantry for 4-6 weeks giving it a daily shake.
4. When weeks are done, strain your infused herbs into a clean glass amber bottle. Make sure you get all the juices out as you want every bit of the oil. I add a drop of Vitamin E Oil to the mixture to give it a longer shelf life.
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Hope you try it! Let me know if it worked for you!
God bless and enjoy the summer and it’s bugs!
Love deeper, talk sweeter,