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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 Plantain leaf.

- Make the Plantain leaf salve, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

Website pages on how to make Plantain leaf salve and the benefits of it:
https://mommypotamus.com/plantain-salve-recipe/

https://practicalselfreliance.com/plantain-salve/


To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of your Plantain leaf, freshly harvested
- a picture of the Plantain leaf 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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The oil used was olive. I am saddened by the loss of that vibrant color, but I'm far lore likely to use a salve than an oil. The blend ratio I used was 4 parts oil to one part bee wax.
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Gathered plantain leaf
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The vibrant oil
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The label
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Infusing
Infusing
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I turned my plantain oil into salve by adding beeswax. I wanted a soft salve, so I used a ratio of approximately 6:1, oil to wax.

For the oil, I harvested plantain, chickweed, and a little purple dead nettle and let them wilt for a few hours. Then I infused them in coconut oil over gentle heat for 24 hours.
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Harvesting plantain
Harvesting plantain
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Plantain oil
Plantain oil
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Plantain salve
Plantain salve
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Plantain infusing in coconut oil
Plantain infusing in coconut oil
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Kevin Harbin wrote: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 Plantain leaf.

- Make the Plantain leaf salve, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

Website pages on how to make Plantain leaf salve and the benefits of it:
https://mommypotamus.com/plantain-salve-recipe/

https://practicalselfreliance.com/plantain-salve/


To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of your Plantain leaf, freshly harvested
- a picture of the Plantain leaf 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



I made plantain salve using the recipe from Practical Self-Reliance (1 1/2 to 2 cups fresh plantain herb
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups Olive oil (or other neutral oil)
1 ounce Bees Wax)

I gathered plantain leaves at a friend’s house on April 13th, and refrigerated them covered with paper towels until I was at liberty to process them. On April 15th, I washed, surface-dried, chopped, and steeped them in jars of extra-virgin olive oil over a double-boiler on the stove for a 48-hour hot infusion. The next morning, I filtered out the leaves, poured the oil into a saucepan, and melted in a little over an ounce of beeswax, stirring well. I poured the liquid salve into clean jars and labeled them for storage.

Note: some of the leaves were wilted and darkened after refrigeration for two days, so I sorted them out and added some more I had picked later from my Mom’s yard
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Finished and labeled salve
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I made some plantain salve from plants in my yard and saved beeswax.



I gave it a lite dehydrate


crushed the plantain


3 hours on warm with olive oil


1ozish of beeswax


strained the mixture into the beeswax


All melty


finished salve
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