Discover the amazing spruce resin salve recipe and how to use pine resin salve for various ailments at home.
This spruce resin salve recipe is an old traditional recipe from The Carpathian Mountains of Roumania. To prepare this natural salve, you need fresh spruce salve and a couple of other natural ingredients. Namely beeswax, and St.John’s wort oil, and is great for a wide variety of skin issues. Without further ado, here is the original spruce resin salve and its uses.
Spruce Resin Salve Recipe
- 60 g of fresh spruce (you can use larch resin instead)
- 6 g of natural raw beeswax
- 50 ml St. John’s wort oil
How to Make
Harvesting spruce resin is similar to harvesting fir resin, and you can find out how to do this here. Melt the resin in a heat-resistant ceramic pot and, when it becomes liquid, add the St. John’s wort oil. Continue heating up the ingredients a little more together, while mixing them well. After about 5 minutes, remove the ceramic pot from the heat and put it in another pot with hot water (double boiler style) for the following 2-3 hours. Make sure the water in the second pot is warm over the entire time.
Strain the liquid salve through a nylon stocking and incorporate the beeswax. Heat the salve on a double boiler until the wax melts completely. Test to see if it is thick enough by taking a little bit on a wooden spoon or spatula, and allowing it to cool. If the balm is too liquid, add a little more beeswax. If it is too thick, add a little more St. John’s wort oil until you get the perfect consistency for you.
Pour the spruce resin salve into small glass jars, and allow it to cool down. Do not seal the jars, but cover them with parchment paper, and let them sweat for about 5 hours. Then seal the jars and store the salve in the pantry or in another dark and cool place. If the jars are well sealed, the spruce resin salve can be stored, without problems, for 2-3 years.
Spruce Resin Salve Uses
This natural spruce balm is very effective for rheumatic pain, gout, sciatica, as well as sinusitis, but also for healing wounds, scratches, boils, and abscesses. Apply it once or twice a day when you experience these types of pains or skin issues.
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