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This is  a Badge Bit (BB) that is part of the PEP Curiculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB you will create a salve out of peppermint leaf.

- Make a journal page about a recipe for peppermint leaf salve along with dosage information.
- Make the peppermint leaf salve, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

Optional:

- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes of peppermint leaf and how to harvest it. Add it to the herb section.



source: https://www.almanac.com/plant/mint


Website pages on how to make peppermkint leaf salve and the benefits of it:


https://thriveglobal.com/stories/how-to-make-a-fresh-mint-salve/

http://yourbeautyinbloom.com/how-to-make-a-fresh-mint-salve/



To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of your journal page about your recipe for peppermint leaf salve along with dosage information
- a picture of your peppermint leaf, freshly harvested
- a picture of the peppermint leaf in the oil with a description of what oil and other ingredients you used
- a picture of your completed salve in its permanent, labeled container/jar

Optional:
- a picture of your journal page about peppermint leaf attributes
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Approved BB submission
Here is my BB submission!

My peppermint plant:


Harvested mint:


Prepped mint & olive oil:


Heating mint & oil:


DIY double boiler:


Straining mint leaves out the next day:


Heating oil and beeswax to sam temperature:


Mixing oil and beeswax:


Finished salve!:



Journal entry:


Staff note (Mike Barkley) :

I certify this BB is complete.

 
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Staff note (jordan barton) :

I hereby certify this badge bit complete!

 
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Here is my submission for the Natural Medicine - Sand - Make a Peppermint Leaf Salve BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
- a picture of your journal page about your recipe for peppermint leaf salve along with dosage information
    Dosage: apply a small amount to face or small open wound - last item on instruction list in photo
- a picture of your peppermint leaf, freshly harvested (which I dried and diced before putting into the oil)
- a picture of the peppermint leaf in the oil with a description of what oil and other ingredients you used - see next paragraph
- a picture of your completed salve in its permanent, labeled container/jar

I used olive oil and coconut oil to make the infusion of mint.  I added beeswax to thicken and essential oils before transferring to the storage jar. Aunt Nattie suggested I add tea tree oil because I wanted a soothing face salve to heal scaley skin.

my journal page about peppermint leaf attributes
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Recipe Card in Organizeat (online Recipe Box)
Recipe Card in Organizeat (online Recipe Box)
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Harvesting Mint
Harvesting Mint
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Mint in Oil - on the warming burner
Mint in Oil - on the warming burner
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Finished
Finished - showing one dose amount on fingertip
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Storage Jar with Label
Storage Jar with Label
Staff note (Ashley Cottonwood) :

I certify this BB complete!

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