Chickweed, an amazing, medicinal wildflower flower easily found almost everywhere from gardens, edges of farm fields, roadside verges to coastal paths and is often thought of as a weed. This amazing medicinal wild herb is a must in your First Aid Kit. It's also edible and very safe.
With lovely small green leaves and tiny white flowers this herb is antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory. Nature is wonderful providing us with so many different wildflowers and plants that can help many skin problems, aches and pains, so why not use them instead of relying on chemist brought, expensive creams and ointments that can sometimes make the problems worse.
What can chickweed ointment used on :
Itchy, dry skin
Below I'll show you how to make a herbal ointment using chickweed oil that you can keep in your medicine cabinet or First Aid box.
How to make a herbal ointment using chickweed :
102g Coconut Oil
60g Chickweed Oil
20g Shea Butter
8g Aloe Vera Gel
6g Beeswax - If you are making a vegan one substitue beeswax for Candelilla wax
2g Eco Preservative
2g Essential oils i.e. Lavender and Tea Tree
If your prefer to leave out the preservative, take out the Aloe Vera Gel. You could then add the extra 10g onto the chickweed oil bringing that up to 70g. You will get a soft balm which is lovely to use. Aloe Vera is good for skin as it enhances wound heal and is gently, however, mould will easily grow on it so a preservative is a must.
To Make :
Add coconut oil, chickweed, shea butter and beeswax to a double burner and melt, stirring to make sure all the beeswax has melted.
Allow to cool slightly, until you can see it begin to solidify.
Add the Aloe Vera gel, preservative and essential oils and stir well until all is incorporated.
Pour into clean, sterilised jars with a lid.
Label and date.
Will make 200g.
Keep handy and use whenever you need to, rubbing well into the problem area.