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Balm of Gilead Salve with Tallow & Infused Honey

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40 g tallow, infused

7 g cera bellina wax pastilles

30 g jojoba oil, infused

14 g squalane, infused

9 g raw honey, infused


  1. Over a gentle heat source, melt tallow and cera bellina wax until liquified. You should not see any traces of wax pastilles in the oil.
  2. Add jojoba, squalane oil and honey, stirring to combine.
  3. Pour the mixture into small cosmetic jars or a 4-oz mason jar.
  4. Allow to cool completely and set before capping to prevent condensation on the surface of the balm. If the room is warm, cool in the refrigerator to prevent crystallization.


If you live in a very warm climate, you may wish to increase the wax slightly to create a firmer salve.

In this recipe, we use cera bellina wax instead of beeswax, because it has emulsifying properties while beeswax does not. If you don’t have cera bellina, you can try subbing emulsifying wax.

Any leftover buds can be stored in the freezer until you’re ready to use them.

I recommend glass containers for storing homemade lotions and potions. Glass doesn’t leach chemicals and it’s easier to clean/sterilize after the product is used up and you’re ready to refill.

If you do choose to use a plastic container, be aware that essential oils tend to react with plastic, so even if you can get it “clean,” your container will likely not be reusable.

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