Blue Spruce & Elemi R/A/C Resin Salve
My allergies are killing me. April is a bad month for me especially in NJ this Spring. Our weather has been going up and down and the plants do not know what to do. I have been using an Aromatherapy inhaler but i needed something more.
I was gifted Blue Spruce Resin (Picea pungens) by a good friend who grows these trees.
This resin The Navajo Native Americans use this tree as a traditional medicinal plant and a ceremonial item, and twigs are given as gifts to bring good fortune. In traditional medicine, an infusion of needles is used to treat colds and settle the stomach. This resin infused is also used externally for rheumatic pain and respiratory issues. I infused it in FCO for 60 days. It has a piney type smell.
Madagascan Elemi Resin (Canarium Madagascariense)
This resin comes from Madagascar and is quite sticky and it is rolled into a ball and sold that way.
It is a bit different than the one sold in the Philippines, its chemical profile is different so is its Latin name. I infused it in FCO ( fractionated coconut oil) for 60 days.
It has a balsamic, lemon, pine, and frankincensey smell and is excellent for respiratory, congestion, and allergies. It is anti-inflammatory so it is also good for tired muscles.
Combining them together and adding natural beeswax which is excellent for allergies as long as you are not allergic to bees, rounds this out to be a wonderful salve.
Take a little bit and massage it around your nose. You can also use it as a chest rub. ..
I made it 2-ounce gold tins and 4 ounces.
Resins, and plants may irritate the skin so please handle with care.