Another healing recipe for you eKa CIRCLE
I have been patiently steeping some fresh emu bush leaves in some extra virgin olive oil. These medicinal leaves were kindly gifted to me all the way from an Australian indigenous community in Menindee. This Australian community have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to using natural remedies. The recipe below is an eKa original. A huge thank you to Lonisa for such a thoughtful gift as I had never heard of emu bush have you?
I thought I would try to extract all of the healing goodness by placing into a mason jar and topping with about 300 mls of extra virgin olive oil. Make sure all of the leaves are submerged in the oil to prevent mould from growing. Write the date on the jar and leave to steep for 3-4 weeks on a sunny windowsill. Strain the oil and then we are ready to start the salve recipe. Use organic ingredients where possible.
Emu bush is well known as an anti-inflammatory that is particularly beneficial for skin problems. I am hoping success for eczema which a few in my family seem to suffer. It is also beneficial for colds, flu and joint pain.
light & love
M + E
Emu Bush Salve
1 cup fresh emu bush leaves
300 mls extra virgin olive oil
80g shea butter
40g beeswax pellets
1 tbsp hemp oil
20 drops rose geranium essential oil
Wash and dry the emu bush leaves well. Place the dry leaves into a mason jar and completely submerge in extra virgin olive oil. Leave on a sunny window sill for 3-4 weeks. Strain the oil. You can add the emu leaves to your compost or garden, or smoke them on a fire.
Heat the oil, shea butter and beeswax in a glass jar or bowl over simmering water. Stir until melted. Remove from the heat and add the hemp oil and rose geranium essential oil. Pour into small airtight pots.