Comfrey Hair Salve
This is another way to prepare comfrey; Cool little boy long haircuts although not as potent as the preceding preparations, it will often suffice. See formula pp. 102-103.
Bug Repellent and Bite and Sting Remedies
Green Bug Juice
This is an effective bug repellent, based on Julliette de Bairacli Levy’s recipe in her blog Traveler’s Joy. Its dual action is provided by first extracting the bitter herbs into a carrier oil base and then adding strong-acting essential oils. Apply thoroughly to your skin and reapply as necessary. The effectiveness of the oil depends largely on the bitterness of the wormwood. If you can, taste the wormwood before you buy it. Good-quality wormwood should taste disgustingly bitter and have a strong aroma. Green Bug Juice also makes an excellent after-bite remedy by reducing itching and swelling. And it is excellent for toning pores and softening skin.
8 oz. cold pressed olive oil 1 teaspoon eucalyptus essential oil 45 drops lemongrass essential oil 30 drops spearmint essential oil
To make with dried herbs use:
1/2 cup wormwood (cut),
1 tablespoon rue (cut),
1 tablespoon sage (cut),
1 tablespoon tansy (cut),
1 tablespoon pennyroyal (cut),
1 tablespoon southernwood (cut)
Coarsely grind herbs. Proceed to make an herbal-infused oil with the herbs and olive oil by following Directions for Herbal-infused Oils with Dried Herbs. Pour strained herbal-infused oil into a jar, add the essential oils, cap and shake. It is ready for use. Makes about 5 oz. Variation follows: