2 or 3 handsful leaves or crushed stems of any herb
1 cup sunflower oil
2 vitamin E capsules
1 cup petrolatum USP or a similar base
Note: You can make this salve out of virtually any herb.
Put the sunflower oil into a canning jar. Add the herbs. Add the contents of the vitamin E capsules. (This prevents the oil from turning rancid.) Seal the jar and let it stand in a sunny location for a week. When the oil is completely infused, add 2 to 4 tablespoons of oil to a cup of petrolatum USP or a similar base. Mix well and store in the refrigerator in a sealed jar until ready for use. The leftover oil can be saved for several months, a long as it's kept in a dark location.