tbsp fresh plantain leaves 2/3 cup boiling water 2 tbsp
olive oil or sunflower oil 2 tbsp almond oil 1 tsp beeswax 2
tsp emulsifying wax 2 tsp glycerin 1 tsp vitamin C powder
Wash and chop the plantain leaves. Divide into two—put one half in
a bowl and the other half in a pan. Cover the plantain in the bowl
with the water and leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
In the pan, add the olive (or sunflower) and almond oils to the
plantain and heat gently to simmer. Remove from heat and leave for 10
minutes to cool. NOTE: Do not boil—if mixture starts to boil,
remove from heat immediately.
Drain the infusion, and remove the plantain leaves. Set the liquid
Drain the infused oil into another pan, extracting the plantain
leaves. Heat the oil again. Add the beeswax and emulsifying wax and
melt, stirring. Aim for a foamy consistency.
Add 1 cup infused water to the pan and whisk to achieve a consistency
like salad dressing. Add the glycerin and vitamin C powder.
Pour into sterilized glass jars and seal.
to affected area as often as needed.
for 3 months in the refrigerator in an airtight container.