Purple Dead Nettle Salve Recipe

Purple Nettle is a common weed in your yard with many medicinal properties

How to Make Purple Nettle  Salve

To make salves, balms, lotions, and lotion bars, you need to start with an infused oil.

The first step to make an oil infusion is to dry the flowers or herbs. You can let the plants air dry by spreading them in a single layer on a dish towel or paper towel and let them dry for several days. The other option is to use a dehydrator set at a low setting.

Dried purple nettle leaves and flowers

Create the purple nettle-infused oil with the dried purple nettle and the carrier oil- See the link for details on different methods for making the infused oil

Heat the infused oil in a double boiler Add the beeswax and shea butter Heat and stir until the beeswax and shea butter are completely melted

When the beeswax and shea butter are melted, pour the mixture, which will be in liquid form, into 2- ounce tins or glass jars. Option is to add essential oils or scents and also to add mica powder for color.