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Tuesday, 05 August 2008

Propolis Salve

Here is a great recipe for a propolis salve, I cant wait to make it...



Melt together:

1 oz beeswax
8 oz oil of choice

Let it cool until around 110 degrees


Wisk in:

2 Tbs Propolis Powder
10 drops vitamin E oil
15 - 30 drops of healing Essential Oils


Powdered Propolis can be gritty, so fiddle around to get a smooth consistency.



This will have great healing properties! [anti bacterial AND anti fungal!]



I love Propolis it is another wonder of the world [thank you- kind sweet bees ]

7 comments:

myartemismoon said...

Sounds interesting, what is Propolis?

Carle said...

Hi Thanks for asking...
Here is a quote from Wiki....

Propolis is a resinous mixture that bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. It is used as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the hive. Propolis is used for small gaps (approximately 6.35 millimeters (0.3 in) or less), while larger spaces are usually filled with beeswax.

For more info here is the wiki link...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propolis

myartemismoon said...

Wow! It's amazing the things you learn from lovely people like yourself that take the time to impart their knowledge, THANKS!

Carle said...

ohhhh
*blush*

You are so sweet!
I enjoy your blog also but am over due to pop by!

tosherri said...

This is the second time i have typed this - had to sign up for the google thing -ugggh. ha!

i have honey bees, i have propolis that i have stored in the fridge [in clear trashbags in those screens made to collect propolis]. does heating the propolis lose it "stuff" like honey does when it's heated?

tosherri said...

This is the third time i have typed this - had to sign up for the google thing -ugggh. ha!

i have honey bees, i have propolis that i have stored in the fridge [in clear trashbags in those screens made to collect propolis]. does heating the propolis lose it "stuff" like honey does when it's heated?

Carle said...

Heating always damages, and it is possible to burn it.

But my hubby recons that propolis is best warmed a little cause then it is not brittle.

I am wondering why you want to heat it? and ot what temperature?

Let me know and then I can answer more clearly

:-)
Carle


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