Peppermint Pine Headache Salve
Massage a dab of Peppermint Pine Headache Salve on your temples when you start to feel a headache. Breathe deeply and feel your headache melt away.
- 2 Tablespoons dried mint leaves, crumbled
- 2 Tablespoons dried pine needles, chopped
- ⅔ cup sunflower or olive oil
- 1 Tablespoons tamanu oil
- ½ oz. beeswax
- ½ t. - ¾ teaspoons peppermint essential oil
- Infuse the mint leaves and pine needles into the sunflower or olive oil. Once it has sufficiently infused, strain the oil. You can store this infused oil for up to 9-12 months before making the salve.
- When you're ready to make the salve, combine ½ cup of the infused oil with the tamanu and beeswax in a canning jar or other heatproof container. Set the container down into a small saucepan containing 1-2" of water, then place the pan over a medium-low burner until the beeswax has melted.
- Remove from heat and stir in the peppermint oil. Carefully pour the hot mixture into tins or jars.
- Depending on your preference, you may want a softer or firmer salve. If so, just remelt the product and add a pinch more beeswax for a firmer consistency or a little more oil for a softer salve.
- If you pain persists, is chronic or gets worse, check with your health care provider for further advice.
- Shelf life of the salve is around 6-9 months, if stored in a cool location, out of direct sunlight.
Recipe by Reformation Acres at http://www.reformationacres.com/2016/04/peppermint-pine-headache-salve.html