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This is  a Badge Bit (BB) that is part of the PEP Curiculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB you will create a salve out of cottonwood buds.

- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes of cottonwood buds and how to ID and harvest it. Add it to the herb section.
- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes and a recipe for cottonwood buds salve.
- Make the cottonwood buds salve, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.





Website pages on how to make cottonwood buds salve and the benefits of it:

https://www.wildernesscollege.com/cottonwood-salve.html

https://featherandfrond.org/blog/2016/10/26/blessings-from-the-wind-cottonwood-oil-and-salve

https://traditionalcookingschool.com/health-and-nutrition/balm-of-gilead-the-do-it-all-poplar-salve-its-spring-in-a-jar/


To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:


- a picture of your journal page about cottonwood buds salve
- a picture of your journal page about cottonwood buds attributes
- a picture of your cottonwood buds, freshly harvested
- a picture of the cottonwood buds in the oil with a description of what oil and other ingredients you used
- a picture of your completed salve in its permanent, labeled container/jar

 
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