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Look at what I made! Homemade skin salve!

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This is a skin salve I made today from plantain, olive oil and pure beeswax. Plantain is an extremely medicinally useful plant; salve made from it can be applied to any sort of minor cut, burn or rash that you can think of.


I've been wanting to make this for a while; plantain is so common, once you know what it looks like, you'll see it EVERYWHERE. Also, I don't talk about it much here, but I've been (slowly) teaching myself herbal medicine for the past 2 or 3 years. I've got the process of tinctures and infusions down, and I was ready for something more complicated.

I already tried it out on a small cut I had on my thumb. I felt a mild sting immediately, so I think it was working. Moreover, my girlfriend has terrible skin, and she's game for trying the salve; I can't wait to see what it does for her.

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