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How to Make Lavender Salve - Garden Herbs Collab

Garden Herbs Collab #gardenherbscollab

Lavender Salve is good for healing skin sores, insect bites, stings, minor burns, dry lips and acne spots.



Half fill a sterilized half pint jar with dehydrated Lavender flowers

Cover flowers with your choice of oil, leaving half inch head space

Remove air bubbles and put a lid on the jar

Shake daily for 2 weeks and leave for a further 4 weeks in the Pantry (in cooler weather) or on a window ledge (in warmer weather) 6 weeks in total

Strain the oil


Heavy based saucepan

Clean storage containers with lids off

Cutting board

Plastic jug (or heat proof jug)

Measuring tablespoon

Mixing spoon

Pure essential Lavender Oil

180ml / 6oz Infused Lavender Oil

4 tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil

4 tablespoons of melted Bees wax


In saucepan add Infused Lavender oil, Coconut oil and beeswax

Heat until all melted and mixed together (NOT TOO HOT)

Remove from heat

Mix in 20 to 30 drops of pure essential Lavender oil

Pour into jug and then into storage containers

Let Salves cool and set - don't be tempted to touch them

Put lids on when completely cool.

Garden Herbs Collab

Mary, from YouTube Channel Mary's Nest, organised this collaboration and invited seven other channels to chose a herb they love and make something with it.

It is wonderful to be involved in this collab, sharing videos on a topic, ‘Garden Herbs’, that is close to my heart.

It has been lovely meeting some new YouTube Ladies and getting to know their channels, as well as working on a joint project with them and some of the Ladies I already know through this fabulous medium YouTube.

A huge THANK YOU to Mary for inviting me to be involved in the collab and a huge THANK YOU to all of the Collab Ladies for being so genuine and welcoming.

I am looking forward to watching all the videos and I would love for you to check out the playlist too and enjoy.

Much love Elissa 💕


Katie at Heritage Ways:

Lori at Whippoorwill Holler:

Vickie at Vickie's Country Home:

Tressa at Tressa's Stay at Home Life:

Susan at My Revival:

Tammy at Little Jordan Farm:

Mary at Mary's Nest:


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I'm Elissa and on this channel you will see my homesteading life.

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You'll see how to grow organic food, use and preserve the harvest, raise backyard poultry, both Muscovy ducks and Chickens as well as breeding Mealworms and Crickets.

You will learn how to make natural remedies, get more prepared for emergency situations, how to organise the homestead, money saving ideas and how to live with less waste.

Here at Moat Cottage, we raise and grow and process some of our own free range meat, organic vegetables and fruit.

We grow all of our herbs for both eating and medicinal purposes as well as hunt, fish and forage.

We preserve our produce for the year ahead by canning, dehydrating and freezing and we work on being prepared for emergency situations.

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We don't like plastic, chemicals and artificial fragrances and are trying to live an older style life balanced with this modern world lifestyle.

Good health and natural living has always been a high priority for our family and despite this two family members are living with auto immune diseases, myself included.

We focus on what we can do, when we can do it, stay positive and so I make these videos for you on my best days.

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Elissa Jayne

Australian homesteading channel

Homesteading in Australia

Self sustainable living

Small space Urban farmer in rural Australia


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