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

For this BB you will create a salve out of ginger root.

Make the ginger root salve, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
  • a picture of your ginger root (can be harvested or store-bought if you live somewhere that does not grow ginger)
  • a picture of the ginger root 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
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    Here is my submission for the Natural Medicine Aspect - Sand for Straw - Create a Ginger Root Salve BB.  

    To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
    a picture of your ginger root ( store-bought)
    a picture of the ginger root 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

    a picture of your ginger root (store-bought)


    a picture of the ginger root in the oil with a description of what oil and other ingredients you used


    Making the Salve - Gingerroot oil and beeswax is at the 12-o'clock position


    a picture of your completed salve in its permanent, labeled container

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    Paul Fookes approved this submission.
    Note: I certify this BB complete.

     
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    For my ginger root salve, I used a combination of beeswax and ginger oil from the previous BB. I will include a picture of that ginger and it being made into an oil as well. Lots of pictures to follow
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    My original ginger
    My original ginger
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    The ginger oil that ginger root became at the end of the previous BB
    The ginger oil that ginger root became at the end of the previous BB
    IMG_3844.jpg
    The beeswax
    The beeswax
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    Melting in crockpot
    Melting in crockpot
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    Melted
    Melted
    IMG_3853.jpg
    Getting the ginger oil for mixing
    Getting the ginger oil for mixing
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    Mixed together
    Mixed together
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    My finished salve
    My finished salve
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    All labeled and ready to go
    All labeled and ready to go
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    Someone flagged this submission as not complete.
    BBV price: 1
    Note: Missing a required photo

     
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    Ok I have added the picture of my ginger in the oil sorry about that, hope this fixes it
    IMG_3824.jpg
    My ginger
    My ginger
    IMG_3826.jpg
    Combination of oil and ginger
    Combination of oil and ginger
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    ginger in oil
    ginger in oil
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    Working to make the oil
    Working to make the oil
    IMG_3833.jpg
    Oil is made
    Oil is made
    IMG_3844.jpg
    Putting beeswax in jar to be melted
    Putting beeswax in jar to be melted
    IMG_3846.jpg
    Melting
    Melting
    IMG_3852.jpg
    Melted
    Melted
    IMG_3853.jpg
    Adding oil to wax and a bit more unmelted beeswax to make sure the salve is solid
    Adding oil to wax and a bit more unmelted beeswax to make sure the salve is solid
    IMG_3847.jpg
    Cooking
    Cooking
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    The salve has cooled
    The salve has cooled
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    Labeled
    Labeled
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    Welcome witches, hello herbalists, greetings ginger enthusiasts.
    Gather round and witness the creation of a wonderous salve, a magnificent cure for all ailments, a permacultural panacea!
    GINGER ROOT SALVE!

    I travelled far and wide to find the ginger for my salve *
    And the rapeseed it has granted it`s magic even from further and wider aways.**
    The wax I am gifted from the familiars of our coven, the beautiful busy bees spear-headed by their queens the fair Euphemia and the belligerent Maude! ¤
    A recipe I was granted by my teacher P.Ahnert from her alchemical grimoire.¤¤
    Too powerful was her salve, and my force is not as strong, so this is a mere shadow of hers. £
    Two score seven of fiery oil!
    Halfscore two of wax!
    Heated on the fires of hell! ££
    Fear its power! @

    *(45 minutes to the store. at least 10 minutes in the store and 45 minutes back again. A proper voyage!)
    ** (The ecological rapeseed oil is from a store about a minutes walk away from where I got the ginger. Which adds at least two minutes of journeying...)
    ¤(We had three hives last year [now four!], and wax here was scrapings from two of them)
    ¤¤(Beehive Alchemy. A great addition to your bookshelf if you want to do things with wax!)
    £(I halved it due to not having enough oil for a full batch)
    ££(Our wood fired oven)
    @(I haven`t really tried it yet, but ginger is great for a lot of things, so I have faith in this`n)
    Ingef-rchopped.jpg
    Ginger before oil
    Ginger before oil
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    Ginger in oil
    Ginger in oil
    SalveGingerOil.jpg
    Ginger oil from its bottle and measured for mixing as salve
    Ginger oil from its bottle and measured for mixing as salve
    SalveGingerWax.jpg
    Wax ready for salve
    Wax ready for salve
    SalveGingerMix.jpg
    Everything mixed and ready for stirrage
    Everything mixed and ready for stirrage
    SalveGingerReady.jpg
    Salve nice and mixed and liquified
    Salve nice and mixed and liquified
    SalveGingerFirm.jpg
    My wonderous creation!
    My wonderous creation!
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    Nikki Roche approved this submission.
    Note: Great work, and I enjoyed your creativity!

     
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    I made some salves for the first time today. This one is ginger. I used ginger oil and beeswax at a 5:1 ratio. The ginger was bought from a shop as we can't grow it in the UK.
    Ginger.jpg
    Ginger
    Ginger
    Finished-ginger-oil.jpg
    Finished ginger oil
    Finished ginger oil
    Measuring-beeswax.jpg
    Measuring the 5:1 ratio
    Measuring the 5:1 ratio
    On-the-double-boiler.jpg
    On the double boiler
    On the double boiler
    Poured-in-the-container.jpg
    Poured into the container
    Poured into the container
    Finished-ginger.jpg
    Cooled down and labelled
    Cooled down and labelled
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    Note: Looks like a nice salve. You just need a photo of the ginger root in the oil to satisfy this part of the requirement: "a picture of the ginger root in the oil with a description of what oil and other ingredients you used"

     
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    I didn't include a required photo so I'm reapplying for this BB.

    I infused the ginger oil over a month, shaking it every couple of days and keeping it in a cool, dark cupboard. I used ginger oil and beeswax at a 5:1 ratio. The ginger was bought from a shop as we can't grow it in the UK.
    Cut-up-ginger.jpg
    Cut up ginger from the shop (UK)
    Cut up ginger from the shop (UK)
    Ginger-in-oil.jpg
    Ginger infusing in the oil
    Ginger infusing in the oil
    Straining-oil.jpg
    Straining the oil with a cheesecloth
    Straining the oil with a cheesecloth
    Finished-ginger-oil.jpg
    Finished, strained ginger oil
    Finished, strained ginger oil
    Measuring-beeswax.jpg
    Measuring the beeswax for a 5:1 oil to beeswax ratio
    Measuring the beeswax for a 5:1 oil to beeswax ratio
    On-the-double-boiler.jpg
    Combining with a double boiler
    Combining with a double boiler
    Poured-in-the-container.jpg
    Poured into the container
    Poured into the container
    Finished-ginger.jpg
    Solidified and finished ginger salve
    Solidified and finished ginger salve
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    Someone approved this submission.

     
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