Fields and Forests Project – Ointment Recipes

The ointment made at Pollok Country Park in Glasgow was as follows:

1 spoon beeswax

2 spoons grated cocoa butter

5 spoons sweet almond oil

Melt all together then mix in up to 10 drops of essential oils of your choice. This makes a soft ointment that holds its shape well, but melts easily and is easy to spread. Supplies can be bought at

www.napiers.netEssential oils, dried herbs, etc.

www.baldwins.co.ukEssential oils, herbs, ingredients, waxes, cocoa butter, bottles, jars, soap making supplies.

www.thesoapkitchen.co.uk and www.soapbasics.co.uk for more choice of supplies.

SAMPLE ESSENTIAL COMBINATIONS IN AN OINTMENT

ANTISEPTIC Drops ARTHRITIS Drops
Cedarwood 4 Juniper 2
Juniper 4 Rosemary 2
Lavender 2 Eucalyptus 2
Lavender 2
DISINFECTING
Pine 6 ANTI CELLULITE
Rosemary 2 Cypress 5
Lemon 2 Grapefruit 2
Juniper 2
MEN’S FRAGRANCE 1 Lavender 1
Birch 2
Sandalwood 4 INSECT REPELLENT
Pine 4 Eucalyptus 3
Lavender 5
MEN’S FRAGRANCE 2 Lemongrass 2
Bay oil 3
Rosemary 2 ACHING FOOT OIL
Lemon 5 Eucalyptus 3
Lemon 3
WINTER WOODLAND Rosemary 4
Oakmoss 2
Pine 4 ITCHY SCALP OIL
Birch 2 Cedarwood 3
Bergamot 2 Lavender 3
Rosemary 3
FOREST FRESH Sage 1
Lavender 4
Pine 2 MUSCLE EASE OIL
Juniper 2 Pine 4
Lemon 2 Rosemary 2
Lemongrass 4

SPRING RAIN

Oakmoss 3 UPLIFTING SPIRITS
Bergamot 3 Grapefruit 4
Lemongrass 2 Lavender 2
Sweet Orange 2 Bergamot 4
CHRISTMAS PINE MATURE FACIAL OIL
Frankincense 2 Sweet Orange 4
Benzoin 2 Benzoin 2
Pine 2 Frankincense 4
Sweet Orange 4
CITRUS ZEST
Lemon 4
Bergamot 2
Sweet Orange 2
Benzoin 2

5 Comments

  1. hi monica,

    Thank you for posting the recipes on your website and for a very enjoyable day yesterday. I was hoping to try making some ointments and was wondering where I would be able to get hold of the metal tins you provided.

    many thanks
    atiya

  2. Hi Monica,

    Thanks for an enjoyable day at Pollok, looking forward to the next session. Really good feedback.
    Got a lot of interest from other groups would be great to carry it on after next year.
    Are all the other recipes going to be in the Edinburgh groups publication?

    Romena

    • Many thanks for your comments, Romena.
      It would be great to do more workshops next year. I have just published some extra pages including a page of links to Suppliers. So I hope everyone will try more recipies at home!
      Best wishes, Monica

  3. colin moore

    re Dr W H Box, Herbalist
    Hi,
    I live in the house that W H Box built for himself in Diptford.
    Also have photos of his gravestone and book articles etc. Do let me know if you are interested.
    Colin

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