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How to Make Piñon Pine Salve

Plant-Based Piñon Pine Salve
Joan’s Plant-Based Piñon Pine Salve

I was inspired to make a plant-based Piñon Pine Salve after my trip to Sedona, Arizona. Read about my spiritual trip and about the special Piñon Pine Tree here.

Piñon Pine Salve

Piñon Pine salve is used to soothe and speed healing of minor cuts, scrapes and burns. I was unable to find a plant-based salve so I made one. Basically, Piñon Pine salve contains the sap, also called resin or pitch, plant oils and wax. Most Piñon Pine salves and the recipes use beeswax. I wanted to create a plant-based Piñon Pine salve using plant wax. When I make medicinal salves, I like to place the medicinal ingredients on a bed of crystals and infuse the energy from the crystals. A double boiler system should be used to melt the sap and the wax with the oils.

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Chocolate Lip Gloss Recipe

Chocolate Lip Gloss Recipe

Makes 3-4 tiny lip pots

3 teaspoons melted cocoa butter

1 1/2 teaspoons coconut oil

3-6 semisweet chocolate chips (I like a hint of chocolate and use 3 chips, 6 chips adds a darker color with more chocolate flavor)


1. Melt all ingredients together on low heat just until melted.

2. Pour mixture into lip pots.

3. Allow lip gloss to firm.

4. Cap

To Use:

Apply lip gloss to lips as often as you want.

It’s best to use the lip gloss within 6 months – 1 year.

This is an edible lip gloss and children friendly.