DIY Miracle Salve

Oct. 22, 2019, noon

From Primally Inspired
Makes 4 ounces

1 1/2 tablespoons beeswax pellets
16 grams coconut oil
32 grams avocado oil or other oil of choice (almond, olive)
1 tablespoon shea butter
optional: 10 drops essential oil of choice

Add a few inches of water to a skillet and place on your stove at medium low heat.
Place a glass jar in the water and add your beeswax to the jar. Allow the beeswax to melt - this takes 15 or more minutes.
Once the beeswax has melted, add the remaining oils (except essential oil) and cocoa butter or shea butter and let melt - this takes an additional 15 or more minutes. You don't have to stir - the oils will naturally blend together.
Once everything is melted and liquid, remove the jar from heat and add in your essential oil, if using.
Pour liquid into jars of choice and place on the counter for a few hours to harden.
It will take a ton of willpower to not crank up the heat to make the beeswax and shea butter melt faster. Be patient because you want to preserve the beneficial, healing enzymes in these ingredients. So you have to melt them SLOWLY over a low heat so we don't harm them 

If you would like a softer salve, use less beeswax.
To make a salve for congestion, use these essential oils: peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, and cinnamon or clove.