I love creating salves and jellies using things I grow in my own yard. Today I’m sharing 2 great salves using rose petals, mint leaves and pansies. For these two salves, I’m using almond oil, beeswax and shea butter but you can use any mix of basic salve ingredients that you have on hand. Do you like a harder salve? Try adding coconut oil. Like a softer salve? Use less beeswax. The fun thing about making salves is that you can try new variations and discover your personal favorites.
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Easy Rose Mint & Pansy Mint Salve
Rose Mint Salve Ingredients
Pansy Mint Salve Ingredients
Cut pansies, mint and rose petals
Spread them out on trays and let them dry. I used a dehydrator on the lowest setting for several hours to help speed up the process.
Pack the petals in small mason jars and pour enough oil to cover completely. *I used almond oil for this batch of salves but you can use olive oil or another oil to create your infusion.
You can create your flower infusion several different ways. I typically put a couple of small bowls in the bottom of a large pan with several inches of water. The water heats up the oil and speeds up the infusion process. *Don’t cover the jars or let the water boil. Just gently heat the water to create a warm environment for the infusion to take place.
After the oil and flowers have had time to completely combine the infusion, strain off the petals and capture your infused oil. You can stretch this process out for a few weeks if you get busy. Just cover the jars and keep in a warm place.
Combine beeswax and shea butter in a pan and heat on the stove till melted. If you like your salve a little harder, then add more beeswax and less shea butter.
- Pour infused oil in with the melted beeswax and shea butter. Add essential oils (as desired).
- Pour into small jars or containers.
Let sit for about an hour until the liquid salve hardens.
Store for as long as desired before you are ready to use.
Rose Mint Salve
DIY Salve using Rose Petals & Mint Leaves
Dry Rose Petals & Mint Leaves
Create Infusion with Almond Oil
Strain leaves and petals
Melt 1 ounce beesax & 2 ounces shea butter
Add 4 ounces mint oil
Add 4 ounces rose petal oil
Add 25 drops peppermint (as desired)
Pansy Mint Salve
Create DIY salve with pansies and mint leaves
Dry pansies petals and mint leaves
Create infusion with Almond Oil
Strain leaves and petals
Melt 2 ounces shea butter
Melt 1 ounce beeswax
Add 15 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
Add 4 ounces pansy and mint oil combined
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