DIY Mother's Day Gift Idea

Give the Unique gift of a Handcrafted Chapparal Salve


One cup jojoba oil

One part lavender

Two parts chaparral leaf

One-part dried rose

One ounce of beeswax

15-20 drops of grapefruit essential oil

Large cooking pot

Pyrex container and pot

Cheese cloth


Four 2 oz containers with lids

Step One

Fill the large pot ¼ full of water. Place herbs and oil in the Pyrex container over top of the larger pot. Bring water to a boil. Lower to simmer and allow the herbs and oils to infuse for 30-60 minutes.

Step Two

Place three layers of cheesecloth atop a funnel. Pour the infused oil over the cheesecloth to strain. Once drained, gather the cheesecloth, and squeeze out the remaining oil.

Step Three

Place beeswax in a pan over high heat, pour in the infused oil and melt together. Once the beeswax and oil have combined, pour the mixture into your jars. Secure the lid and place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to solidify the mixture.

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