Camper's Salve

Hey there, fellow adventurers! Gather 'round and listen up because I've got a secret weapon in my trusty first aid kit for the Summer. It's time to introduce you to the one and only handcrafted wonder known as the Camper's Salve! 

Now, let me break it down for you. This magnificent salve is like a magical potion brewed with love. Picture this: organic extra virgin olive oil infused with a blend of nature's finest treasures including Burdock Root, Calendula Flowers, Chamomile, Chickweed, Goldenseal, Nettle, Oregon Grape Root, Plantain, Thyme, and Yarrow. Woah, that's a whole lot of goodness right there!

But wait, there's more! To give it that perfect consistency, we add a touch of beeswax. And to take the awesomeness up a notch, we sprinkle in some Lavender, Tea Tree, and Myrrh essential oils. Can you smell the soothing power already? Ah, it's like a breath of fresh air!

Now, here's the real deal. My family and I are avid campers, and let me tell you, bumps, bites, and boo-boos are part of the adventure. But fear not, my friends, because a little dab of this Camper's Salve works like magic! It's like an instant soothing sensation for all your outdoor mishaps. Trust me, it's a game-changer!

I don't leave home without this little jar of wonder, and I bet you won't want to either. So, embrace the spirit of the great outdoors, pack your bags, and make sure to whip up a batch of this incredible Camper's Salve. It's not just a salve; it's a camping companion, a source of relief, and a reminder that nature always has our backs.

So go forth, my fellow campers, and may your adventures be filled with joy, laughter, and the healing touch of this extraordinary Camper's Salve. Happy camping, everyone!

I buy all my herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs. You can learn more HERE.

Here are the ten herbs we will use to infuse the olive oil. Some of the qualities of these herbs are antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-microbial, anti-toxic and general skin relieving and soothing properties.  You will need 1 teaspoon of each.

Grind the herbs in a spice grinder to form a powder.

Pour them into a small glass measuring cup.

Cover with 60 grams of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Stir well to saturate the herbs.

I like to place the cup of oil and herbs on a Mr. Coffee mug warmer and heat the oil to just about 110 degrees for at least 4 to 5 hours.  I sometimes break it into two days of 3 hours each.  Make sure you stir the mixture several times per hour.

Between 100 and 110 degrees is perfect for infusing the medicinal qualities from the herbs into the oil.

After the oil is completely infused, strain the oil from the herb.  You need to put some muscle into this task and get as much oil as possible.

As you can see, I ALMOST squeezed out all 60 grams of oil, but just a little remained in the herb and cloth.  Oh well, you can always top off with a little bit of olive oil.

Heat the herbal oil along with 25 grams of beeswax in a double boil until completely melted. Add in 10 drops of Lavender essential oil, 10 drops of Tea Tree essential oil and 10 drops of Myrrh essential oil, stir well.  Carefully pour the hot mixture into your chosen container (either tin or amber colored glass is best).  Cap and allow to cool.

 Here is a label you can print out and attach to your jar. 

Are you ready to start making salve? Head over to Mountain Rose Herbs for the dried herbs and the rest of the ingredients.