Salves

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Harvested during full moon and macerated for weeks by the windowsill, these flowers turn into lovely plant medicine for our family.This year we made our biggest batch of salves, from matricaria maritima, calendula officinalis and hypericum perforatum.

We actually made so much this year that the process could also be called getting ready for festival season - if you know what we mean.

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Oh the joys of clarifying beeswax from the neighbour's hives... Not. Big, giant, exquisite mess! "Now where's that leftover block I bought in a store a couple years back?"

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Big jars, small jars, and some bug bite salves too.

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We have enough for the whole year, plus to gift to family & friends. And, hopefully, to pay a few groceries too.

Which salves are you making this season?