lavender rosemary hand salve
whoa. so, night owl apothecary made its inaugural vending appearance earlier this month at Baltimore Witchfest and it was AMAZING. what an incredible event with lovely energy and intentions filling up the space all day. not sure another tabling experience will live up to that, but i'd be happy to find out!
here are all the gorgeous items i brought along to the event: so much fire cider! (some with honey and some with agave for vegan folks who prefer not to consume honey), herbal bug repellent spray and salve, bug bite butter, lavender rosemary hand salve, sweet orange/vetiver/clary sage hand salve, golden milk electuary, soothing tummy tincture, sore throat spray, witch hazel & thyme facial toner, relax tea blend, and a bunch of chakra balancing room & body sprays.
some of these things i took home and some of them sold out! i was so pleasantly surprised to find my lavender rosemary hand salve flying off the table (not literally... it's witchfest so i feel i need to clarify). the thing about this hand salve is that it's not just essential oils added to carrier oils. (not that there's anything wrong with that!) the organic olive oil base was first infused for a month with comfrey, plantain leaf, calendula, rosemary, and lavender to really pack a skin healing punch.
the herbs were strained out and 8oz oil (by volume) was combined with 1oz melted beeswax (by weight before melting) in a double boiler. once everything was all melty and happy, lavender and rosemary essential oils were added, stirred in, and voila! the gorgeous mixture was poured into tins, labeled, and ready to slather on dry hands everywhere.
want a more detailed recipe to make your own? let me know! want to buy some of this amazing salve? well, you'll have to wait a few weeks because a new batch of oil is infusing. but let me know! get ready for the softest hands, elbows, and heels you've ever had.
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Christina is a reiki practitioner, herbalist, and ordained minister living in Baltimore with 1 wife, 1 cat, and 1 day job.