The math of making salves is easy. If you can boil water and measure ingredients, you can make a salve. The science and art comes in infusing herbs and spices that will make the salve worthwhile. Before we get there, though, let’s dive into the math.
Beeswax + Liquid or Soft Oil Salve
|Beeswax (oz)||Oil (oz)||Beeswax (g)||Oil (g)|
|.5 oz (14 g)||.075 oz||.425 oz||2 g||12 g|
|1 oz (28 g)||.15 oz||.85 oz||4 g||24 g|
|2 oz (56 g)||.3 oz||1.7 oz||8 g||48 g|
|4 oz (112 g)||.6 oz||3.4 oz||16 g||96 g|
|5 oz (140 g)||.75 oz||4.25 oz||20 g||120 g|
|10 oz (280 g)||1.5 oz||8.5 oz||40 g||240 g|
|16 oz (454 g)||2.4 oz||13.6 oz||68 g||386 g|
None of these amounts work for you or using more than one oil? Use the spreadsheet to do the calculation for you.
In the spreadsheet blow, make your own copy in google drive (“File” > “Make a copy” > “OK”). Enter how much salve (in grams) you want to make in the pink box and the spreadsheet will auto-calculate ingredient amounts for you.