Friday, May 8, 2015

Green Stuff: Herbal Ointment for Bumps, Bruises, Scrapes and Scratches

A long time ago there was a product I used to buy that I used on every boo boo in the house, whether it was the kids or the adults. but as the years went one, this ointment was harder and harder to find.   Me being me, I knew that I could come up with a formula that would work just as well, be homemade, and under my control. 

This is Green Stuff.  Great for bruises, cuts, burns, etc.  It helps injuries heal faster and keeps things from getting infect.  At least in our house it does. 
Green Stuff
1 Part Comfrey leaf
1 Part Rosemary leaf
1 Part Calendula flower
½ Part peppermint leaf
-cut very small or whir in a food processor until fine
2 parts comfrey root powder

-Soak above mixture in 2x volume of olive oil for 3-4 weeks.
After the oil is finished being infused, strain through fine muslin into a saucepan and add 2oz beeswax per pint of oil heating until beeswax is melted.  This measurement doesn’t have to be exact, but using too little is better than too much.  It will harden as it cools.  Remove from the heat and cool slightly then add a few drops each of grapefruit seed extract and lavender essential oil.  Pour into container and cool.

The first time I made this, I just strained in through a fine mesh strainer, and though that worked, the comfrey root powder still got through so the finished product was a little gritty.

This can be used as a base if you know of other herbs you would like to use.  Customize it to your needs.

Thanks for reading,

*Disclaimer:  I am not a dentist, a doctor, a nurse and I don't play one on TV.  I am just a person who has been studying health, herbs and the like on my own for over twenty years.  Anything I write is my own synthesis of the information I have found.  There may be errors.  There may be things I don't know.  Before trying anything, do your own research.

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