Make An Oil Infusion With The Herbs First: Chop herbs with scissors and place herbs slightly packed in a mason jar. How much herb you have will determine what size you use. Pour olive oil to cover herb, stirring to coat with a non-metallic spoon (like a bamboo or chop stick). Add more oil, right to the top of the jar. Place on lid and screw cap and let sit 6 weeks. Strain out herbs using a nut milk bag or fine mesh sieve (you can also line the sieve with an unbleached coffee filter if you like).
Make The Salve: Add the infused oil to a pot and add in beeswax/candelilla wax. These come in pellets, pastilles or a large block. If you have a solid block, grate it first. Remember: 1 oz per cup oil. Put the heat on Low so that the the wax can dissolve.
Once liquefied, do the freezer test: scoop some of the mixture onto a spoon, and place the spoon onto a plate. Now place in the freezer, wait 5 minutes, and then see if the consistency is to your liking. It should be solid, like the consistency of a lip balm you'd buy at the store. Add in more infused oil if it's too hard and more wax if it's too runny. Finally, pour into clean glass (or plastic) jars or metal tins. Let cool completely, put on lids, label, and store in a cool place.
To Use: Apply to the affected area and rub in.
About the herbs:
Uses for salves are many. A salve by definition is a healing balm, so this salve can be used to:
As always, Enjoy :)