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Tin of homemade plantain salve.

Plantain Salve Recipe

Charlotte Anderson @ Carolina Honeybees, LLC
Make your own healing, herbal salve using plantain leaves, beeswax and olive oil. This salve is great for minor cuts and insect bites.
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  • 1 cup plantain infused oil
  • 1 ounce beeswax
  • 5 drops vitamin E oil (optional)
  • 1 piece Tin or small jars to hold 6oz of product


  • Use a double boiler insert or similar method to melt your beeswax. Take it slow and easy - don't get the wax any hotter than it needs to be.
    Melting beeswax in double boiler.
  • Add one cup of infused plantain oil and stir with a wooden skewer or similar. Stir gently until all is blended. Turn off heat. You can add a few drops of Vitamin E oil if you wish - but this is optional.
    Adding plantain oil to beeswax.
  • Pour into desired container and allow to cool and set. Label your container in some way - it doesn't have to be fancy. That' it!
    Pouring hot salve into metal tins.


Take care when heating beeswax and oils - do not over heat.
Strain all green plant material out of your infused oil before using for salve recipe.
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