This herbal salve combines the healing properties of comfrey  and plantain  with the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of dandelion [64, 65] and the cooling power of mint with raw bees wax  to create a powerful remedy for any number of skin ailments. Apply topically for scrapes, burns, bruises, and sore joints, as well as insect bites, poison ivy, and acne.
- 1 cup dried comfrey (leaf and/or root)
- 1 cup dried plantain leaf
- ½ cup dried mint
- ¼ cup dried dandelion leaf (more if used for joint pain)
- ¼ cup dried chicory leaf
- 1 ½ cups oil (olive, coconut, etc.)
- 2-3 oz raw, unfiltered bees wax (preferably from local hives!)
- After harvesting the leaves, hang them in bundles upside down in a cool place with good ventilation to dry. About 2 weeks.
- Break up the dried leaves into small prices and place in a quart jar with a lid. Top the jar off with the oil and replace the lid. Let it sit in a dark place for 2-6 weeks. Longer steeping will produce a stronger salve.
- Place the bees wax in a pot on low heat
- While the wax is melting, strain the leaf matter out of the oil. Be sure to squeeze out as much as you can.
- Pour the herbal oil into the pot with the bees wax and stir until homogenous
- Turn off the heat and pour the molten salve into a shallow container to cool (we reused an old hummus container)
- Store in a cool, dark place. Best used within one year