Tea Tree Oil Salve
Want to make your own tea tree oil salve? You can make basic essential oils salves quickly and easily at home. You'll need just a few simple ingredients. this her is great for burns.
* Olive oil
* Beeswax 1oz.
- Tea Tree essential Oil
- Lavender essential Oil
- Caledula infused Oil
You'll also need
an 8 ounce mason jar
a medium-sized pan
2 oz tins
Tea tree oil salve can be used for sore muscles, scratches, small sores, and as a lip balm. What's more, for a small amount of effort, you can save a lot of money.
Many health food stores carry small containers suitable for storing your salve, or to take it along with you. Of course, after you make your own salve, the most convenient place to keep it will be in the refrigerator into you need to refill their small salve container.
Instructions to make your own Calendula infused Oil
You will need
Dried or fresh Calendula flowers. se note below for other options
1 qt.Glass Jar
Fill jar half way with calendula flowers fill with olive oil so it is at least 1 inch over the top Cover and shake well let stand for a 1/2 day and add more olive oil ( dried flowers will absorb more oil than fresh flowers. Also using the cold infused method takes a bit longer but you get a better shelf life out of your oil because you are not heating it. heating it causes damages to the enzymes in the oil which cause it to go rancid some people use a vitamin E gel cap and bust it open to add the Vitamin E oil to the heated olive oil to help preserve the Olive oil. Overall Cold infusion methods are much better . It is a slower and safer extraction process, more completely over time at a slow pace and a natural process.( Molecular Binding).
Watch the video for help on the Cold infused process.
"Making The Salve"
You will need:
- 1/2 cup Calendula Infused oil
- 1 ounce bees wax
- 2 ounce tins or glas jars
- double boiler
- Lavender essential Oil
- Tea Tree Essential oil
Place one ounce of beeze wax in a double boiler and let completely melt. add the Calendula infused oil at this point it will solidify just keep it melting on med low never allowing it to boil and mix it occasionally well all is melted and consistant add 1 teaspoon of Tea Tree essential oil and if it solidifys again just let it melt again to a consistent melt. While still warm and work quickly if wax hardened you can place the pyrex measuring cup in a pot of boiling water to heat up the glass to melt the hardened wax without letting water get inside the pyrex measuring cup and mixing with the salve wax. Add to tins and or glass jars also adding 3 drops of lavender to each 2 oz. tin and 2drops per ounce if using a larger glass jar. e.g. baby food jar. Let cool and use or store your salve immediately.
Place 1 1/2 cups of olive oil in a double boiler heat oil up slowly on low med heat "never allow to come to a boil. You will damage the herbs healing properties. Let stay on warm low for about 1 hour stirring it occasionally after an hr. turn off heat and let oil cool strain oil into a Pyrex measuring cup then taking the soaked flowers place them in a cheese cloth and squeeze as much oil out of the flowers and into the pyrex measuring cup. This is were the good stuff come from. those soaked flowers. now you have your Herbal infused oil.
Adding st john wort, plantain, and comfrey to the infused oil herb list will increase the healing and give your salve a bit of an antiseptic properties
2. You can also pour the liquid into tins and quickly add a vitamin E capsule contents and about 2 drops of lavender essential oil Lavender is also good with the skin. 2 ounce tins are good starters.Then label and date the tins.
As soon as the salve is cool to the touch, it's ready to use. You'll find it handy for relieving scratches, insect bites, bee stings, itchy spots, dry skin, and lots more.Beeswax can be ordered online or can be found off at health food stores, craft stores, and through soap or candle makers. Usually it can be found for about a dollar an ounce or less if purchased in larger amounts.