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

For this BB you will create a salve out of rosemary.

Make the rosemary salve, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
  • a picture of your rosemary, freshly harvested
  • a picture of the rosemary 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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    Hey skip team! Learning about plant properties, I've been dreaming up this chest rub with local plants. I grew the rosemary and mullein, and foraged gumweed (or grundellia). All 3 of these plants went into an oil infusion made with olive oil, which I then used for this salve. According to a post here on permies.com, I used a great ratio of 16 oz. of oil infusion to 2.2 oz. of beeswax. I'm so pleased to get this huge chunk of beeswax from a local bee keeper! Before, I was ordering it online with shipping, metal wrap garbage, etc.... now there's no waste at all! Yay! So happy! Anyways, I heated them in a tiny crockpot, added eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils for smell, and then poured them into these small, re-used deodorant containers. Wa-la!
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    Rosemary harvested
    Rosemary harvested
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    mullein harvested
    mullein harvested
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    grindelia harvested
    grindelia harvested
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    making the oil infusion
    making the oil infusion
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    adding the beeswax
    adding the beeswax
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    it made this much
    it made this much
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    labeled container
    labeled container
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    Nicole Alderman approved this submission.
    Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

     
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    Here is my submission for the Natural Medicine Aspect - Sand for Straw - Create a Rosemary Root Salve BB.  

    To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
     - a picture of my rosemary, freshly harvested
     - a picture of the rosemary in the oil with a description of what oil and other ingredients you used
     - a picture of my completed salve in its permanent, labeled container


    freshly harvested rosemary


    rosemary in Organic EVOO
    (12 ounces comes to the collar of the jar but is hard to see) - no other ingredients used
    My Make a Rosemary Infused Oil BB


    completed salve in its permanent, labeled container

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    Paul Fookes approved this submission.
    Note: I certify this BB complete. 3 BB at the same time.  Great energy saving

     
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    The slave I made last year with mullein leaf added in irritated my kids' chests. This season, I'm adding mullein flower to see if that's better. All three, rosemary, mullein, and gumweed are supposed to be excellent expectorants!
     
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    I made rosemary salves today. I harvested the rosemary at my parents and used my own rosemary oil. I chose to do a 5:1 ratio of oil and beeswax to make it softer.
    Rosemary-harvesting.jpg
    Harvesting rosemary
    Harvesting rosemary
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    Rosemary oil
    Rosemary oil
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    Measuring the beeswax
    Measuring the beeswax
    About-to-go-in-the-fridge.jpg
    In the container, ready to cool down in the fridge
    In the container, ready to cool down in the fridge
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    Finished rosemary salves
    Finished rosemary salves
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    Someone flagged this submission as not complete.
    BBV price: 1
    Note: Hi Addy, do you have a photo of the rosemary in oil that you can add, per the second requirement?

     
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    I forgot to add a photo of my rosemary in oil. I've added it to this reply.

    I harvested the rosemary at my parents. I infused the oil over a month, shaking it every couple of days and storing in a cool dark cupboard. I chose to do a 5:1 ratio of oil and beeswax to make it softer.

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    Harvesting the rosemary
    Harvesting the rosemary
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    Rosemary infusing in the oil over a month
    Rosemary infusing in the oil over a month
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    Finished and strained rosemary oil
    Finished and strained rosemary oil
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    Measuring my beeswax
    Measuring my beeswax
    About-to-go-in-the-fridge.jpg
    Oil and beeswax has been combined and has been put into containers
    Oil and beeswax has been combined and has been put into containers
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    Salve has solidified and is labelled
    Salve has solidified and is labelled
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    I harvested rosemary from my garden, let it air dry, and infused it in fractionated coconut oil for a few weeks. For the salve, I added a bit of wax and she's butter. I eyeballed the amounts to make a soft salve.
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    Harvesting rosemary
    Harvesting rosemary
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    Rosemary in coconut oil
    Rosemary in coconut oil
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    Wax and shea butter in rosemary oil
    Wax and shea butter in rosemary oil
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    Finished, labeled rosemary salve
    Finished, labeled rosemary salve
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    About to use the salve
    About to use the salve
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    Tina Wolf approved this submission.

     
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