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Oil Infusion
« on: April 14, 2023, 02:16:00 pm »
I made my first herbal infused oil today.  We love using our freeze dryer for herbs, and we just did our first batch of medicinal weeds, so I powdered some of them up and put them in olive oil to steep for several weeks.  Then I can make a salve from the oil by adding beeswax and a few other ingredients.  The recipe I'm copying is called "Woodworker's Salve" (another one from Petra Ahnert), and it's supposed to help pull splinters out of the skin.  The herbs are plantain, chickweed, rosemary, and comfrey.  All were homegrown/-foraged and freeze-dried except for the comfrey, which we are desperately trying to get our hands on.  I think my mom finally found some cuttings online and ordered them. 
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Re: Oil Infusion
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2023, 05:28:47 pm »
Here is the completed salve.  We'll see how it works on splinters and cuts.
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Re: Oil Infusion
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2023, 06:28:20 pm »
Thanks for sharing this Member.

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Re: Oil Infusion
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2023, 07:41:32 am »
I?m interested to know if it works. When I was a kid, we used Itheall (wrong spelling I?m sure but this is how it sounded, ith-e-all). It really worked well on deep splinters. You put a dab of this black tar like medicine, covered it with a bandaid and the next day the hole would look white and then you pushed around it and usually the splinter would slide out. If not it was rather easy to grab it and pull it out. I have found Drawing Suave but it never seems to work like the Itheall.
I get a lot of splinters, so if you need someone to test it out, I can bee your Guinea Pig. 😊
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Re: Oil Infusion
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2023, 02:38:20 pm »
I?m interested to know if it works. When I was a kid, we used Itheall (wrong spelling I?m sure but this is how it sounded, ith-e-all). It really worked well on deep splinters. You put a dab of this black tar like medicine, covered it with a bandaid and the next day the hole would look white and then you pushed around it and usually the splinter would slide out. If not it was rather easy to grab it and pull it out. I have found Drawing Suave but it never seems to work like the Itheall.
I get a lot of splinters, so if you need someone to test it out, I can bee your Guinea Pig. 😊
Jim Altmiller
I'll bet, sawdustmakr!  :wink: :grin:  My sister constantly gets splinters from her goats' hay, and because they aren't wood, they aren't rigid, so they are nigh impossible to get out.  Hopefully this will help her.
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Re: Oil Infusion
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2023, 06:18:10 pm »
I?m interested to know if it works. When I was a kid, we used Itheall (wrong spelling I?m sure but this is how it sounded, ith-e-all)
Ichthammol perhaps?

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