Yarrow Salve


–Dried yarrow leaves and flowers and a Carrier Oil, which can include sweet almond oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, or olive oil, to make your infused oil – Infused oil – Beeswax – Shea butter

How to Make Yarrow 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 Yarrow Flowers

Create the yarrow-infused oil with the dried yarrow blossoms 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.

Let the homemade salve set up and harden. It does not take very long.

Enjoy making and using this yarrow salve made from natural ingredients and medicinal flowers with moisturizing and soothing benefits!