I went out today in the yard and picked a big handful of chickweed, cleaned it, set my oven as low as it would go @170 degrees, put the chickweed in the bottom of pie plate, spread out and poured extra-virgin olive oil with extra-virgin coconut oil, enough to barely cover the chickweed.
After two hours or so, I took it out, used a fork to grind the chickweed in a pie plate to get all the goodness out and then pressed the weed through a sieve to get the remaining oil. I then poured it through my tea strainer to get any particles. I placed the glass container with the chickweed oil in a pot with water/double boiler effect, and on the lowest heat and put an equal part of bees wax as the chickweed oil. I did this until the wax melted and added lemon balm essential oil to the mix. Now I have a wonderful salve with great healing properties.
This is the first time I have made a salve. I will keep you posted on how it worked for me and my husband. He works with his hands and is always getting cuts and scrapes.