Viking BalmFrom tuilelaith 4 years ago
- 1 block of bees wax shopping list
- extra virgin olive oil shopping list
- dried marjoram (Origanum Majorana) shopping list
- Fresh flowers of; shopping list
- Arnica (Arnica Montana) or Common Daisy (Bellis Perennis) shopping list
- Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla or Chamaemelum Nobile) shopping list
- lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) shopping list
How to make it
- Put equal amounts of the flowers in a jam jar, adding a teaspoon of dried marjoram.
- Bruise the fresh flowers by squashing them as you put them in.
- Pour over the olive oil and seal the jar, placing on a sunny windowsill for 2 weeks to extract the properties.
- After 2 weeks, strain the mixture through a cloth so that the oil and plants are separated.
- Give the flowers a last squeeze to get out last bits of oil.
- Put the oil to one side.
- Very importantly, you need to get the ratio correct.
- It is 1 part flower oil to 4 parts beeswax.
- In an old pan, on a very low heat, melt the beeswax block.
- Slowly add the flower oil, stirring constantly but very gently.
- Once the blend is mixed, pour into a jar, leaving the lid off, and allow to set.
- Seal and label.
- The balm will be good for a year.
- Do not apply to broken skin, and do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
- Apply the balm with your fingertips to the affected area, massaging gently in an anti-clockwise direction to take away the injury, making a circle nine times. Ask for Eir's help in healing you, remembering to leave her a gift in thanks.
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