I was a sickly kid. I suffered from asthma and I was always getting bronchitis. Whenever I get sick, the sickness seems to hone in on my respiratory system, where I am weakest.
Depending on my respiratory tissue state, I choose teas, tinctures and poultices carefully. This Sage Salve is excellent for when you have wet, hacking coughs with lots of painful crackling and copious mucous. The added benefit of sage’s antimicrobial action keeps secondary infections, like bronchitis, at bay.
In a double boiler (or a pot nestled in a larger pot filled with a bit of water) over medium heat, add the oils and beeswax.
Stir until the beeswax melts and is fully incorporated.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a moment.
Add the essential oils. Stir.
Pour into clean and sterilised jars.
Sage: affinity for sore throats and cough, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-microbial, relaxant, nervine
Eucalyptus: antibacterial, decongestant, affinity for respiratory system, anti-inflammatory