Preparing to make Salve
We are now collecting the final ingredients for our Schoodic Salve. In the late spring we collected comfrey and plantain leaf. Now we are collecting calendula flowers when they are at peak bloom. We can smell and feel the active resins as we collect these beautiful blossoms. The soothing effect of calendula is an important constituent in the salve. Once all the ingredients are dried, we will immerse them in oil and let that sit for 3 or more months. Then we strain that oil and use it, along with beeswax, to make the salve.