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How to Make Pine Pitch Salve

  • Author: Joybilee Farm
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 12 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours + 12 hours
  • Yield: 14 ounces 1x


Pine salve is a traditional drawing salve, that draws infections, slivers, and inflammation out of the body.  It reduces pain and swelling, helping the body heal itself.


  • ½ cup Pine oleoresin, rendered
  • ¼ cup Beeswax, melted
  • ¼ cup Calendula infused oil
  • 2 tbsp. St. John’s Wort infused oil
  • 2 tbsp. comfrey leaf infused oil
  • ½ cup of a mixture of Yarrow, self-heal, chickweed, and plantain in an infused oil
  • 20 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 20 drops frankincense essential oil


  1. Render the pine oleoresin by placing the jars you collected in your slow cooker. Fill halfway with water and turn it on medium heat. Simmer the water in the slow cooker, leaving the jars to render overnight or as long as necessary to turn the pine resin to liquid. Any crud and bugs in the resin will sink to the bottom of the jar. The clean pine oleoresin will be on top.
  2. Pour the clean oleoresin into another strong glass jar, being careful to only transfer the clean oleoresin. Leave any crud in the original collecting jar and set it aside. You can render more raw pine resin in that same jar.
  3. In the new jar that has the cleaned and rendered oleoresin, add the beeswax and infused oils. Place the jar back in the slow cooker or another double boiler, and simmer on low heat until the beeswax melts. Stir everything well so that the consistency of the salve is uniform. Remove from the heat.
  4. Add the essential oils, stirring until you can no longer see it. Pour the pine pitch salve into tins or glass jars with a wide mouth opening. Label and date.

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