hi it’s dan from eu juicers.com, coming toyou as always from the heart of europe. and i’ve got a very special guest with metoday. she is an herbalist and she also happens tobe my wife. we’ve been married 25 years now, got a coupleof teenage daughters, and our house is full of all sorts of these experiments, or products. how many products do you make now? um, about 70 or more. seventy? my goodness.
and what we do, she grows a lot of these thingsin the garden or we go out in the forest, we gather things, and she processes them. what kind of things do you make? oh my gosh, i make all sorts of differenthealing salves and tinctures, soaps and medicines, all sorts of different things for healing,natural healing. ok, and most of these things are things yougrow or collect? yeah, i would say 90% we grow in our gardenor collect in the area around us. and i can tell you all through summer andfall, we’ve got a big dehydrator, a big excalibur in our garage, that thing is running 24/7,drying things constantly.
things like this. what is this? that is calendula from our garden, last year’sharvest. ok and what is this here? that’s hemp, want some? no not right now thanks. but that kind of leads in to what we’re doingtoday. there’s hemp, not leaves but hemp seeds. what are you going to be making today?
today we’re making hemp seed oil salve, whichis great for healing sensitive or problem skin. alright, so i’m going to get out of the wayhere, krista’s much easier on the eyes, and she’s going to show you how to make it. it’s really fast and simple. so my daughter roxanne has extremely sensitiveskin, to the point where it cracks and bleeds. she has psoriasis and eczema, pretty muchanything that we put on her causes pain. creams, salves, anything will actually irritateher skin more. so i researched a lot and i tried to findsomething that would work for her.
we even went to the doctor and got a prescriptionfor her and nothing worked. everything hurt her skin. even the creams that i would make at home,even things that were just really natural and simple were really bothering her skin. so, i did a lot of research and we made ata home with my daughter this hemp salve, which is as it says here "just hemp" salve. it is only hemp oil with a little bit of beeswaxin it to solidify it, and it was the first thing that we could put on her skin that didn’tcause more pain for her. she’s been using it for about a year, andnow her skin has healed so much so that she
can put any kind of cream or salve on it. and this is why i really wanted to show youthis, because many people suffer from sensitive skin and are looking for something that canwork for them. when i first started making the hemp save,i would buy hemp seed oil. but in herbalism, we talk often about howfresh is always best. so now i’ve been using an oil extractor tomake my own hemp seed oil from hemp seeds. so i purchase the hemp seeds and run themthrough the oil extractor, getting as much oil as i need for that batch of salve whichmeans it’s fresh. i know exactly where it is coming from.
i know what’s in it. i know what’s not in it. and i’m sure i’m getting the best qualitythat i can, which is – when you’re using herbs and oils as medicine – absolutely crucialto get super good fresh quality. so we’re going to make the hemp seed oil salveright now. i’m going to show you how simple and easyit is to make. just a couple of steps takes just a few minutes. the first thing we need to do it make thehemp seed oil. so i’m putting the hemp seeds into the oilextractor.
soon you’ll see the oil coming out here. so as you can see, the oil should be a darkrich green. this is the perfect color for our hemp seedoil. and these little curlicues coming out hereare the leftovers from the hemp seeds, and these are excellent even as a snack, put intosalads, and i recently just tricked my family and baked these into meatloaf. i think they thought it was spinach or something. it’s really nutritious and it shouldn’t goto waste. so now we’re going to go ahead and make thehemp seed oil salve.
our hemp seed oil is finished. it took about 15 minutes to make this usingabout 700 grams of hemp seed. i’m going to go ahead and pour it in to ourpot to start warming it. so now we’re going to add in our beeswax. this is what makes the salve solidify andhelps it in storage and it has some qualities of preservative to it. we use the beeswax in a 1 to 4 ratio. it’s super simple. you don’t need to be an expert scientist todo this.
you just put in four parts oil and one partbeeswax. and then we simply heat it up over low temperatureuntil it’s all emulsified, and then we pour it into jars. okay, it’s finished. it was really quick here in the studio. normally i use at home a double boiler, andi recommend that for all salve making, but here it was really quick because of this hot plate. so now we’re going to go ahead and put itinto the jars. it takes just a few minutes to solidify, dependingon what size jar you are using.
so we’ll wait just a little while for theseto cool. i’m going to go ahead and close them up. it was really a simple process. you can see it takes just a few minutes andyou can have something that’s absolutely healing for your sensitive skin. so i’m back now that she’s done. how was it? um, i think it was good. not too nervous?
um, really nervous, but ok. oh well. so um, tell me, what is this stuff good for? this stuff, you mean the salve? the salve, yeah what would i use it for? the salve is excellent for hurting skin basically. psoriasis, eczema, very very sensitive skin. any kind of skin problems, cracked bleedingdry skin. it can be put on your face as a moisturizer,on your lips as a lip balm.
here, do you want to try some? um, yeah sure. what are you going to do? i’m just going to rub it on. it’s excellent. it’s amazing. what’s beautiful about it is it’s non-comedogenic,meaning it will not clog your pores. so it’s really good for people who are acne-prone. could i, when you had that oil there, couldi just drink it straight?
am i going to get high from the marijuana? you’re not going to get high from the marijuana. no, bummer. the seeds don’t contain the thc that a marijuanaplant that’s used for weed does. yeah that’s only in the flowers, huh? so it’s not a problem at all. i was actually doing some research beforekrista came in. apparently the hemp seed oil, if you takeit, ingest it, it’s got a great balance of essential fatty acids and it’s supposed tohave one of the most ideal ratios of omega
6 to omega 3s. so it’s really good for reducing blood pressure,lowering cholesterol, things like that. and in general, it’s healing and nutritiveas a plant. well, thanks for coming. i hope you liked this. if you liked this video, please leave a commentbelow. if you want krista to come back, let us know. she makes all sorts of things. we could use a dehydrator, the oil extractor,lots of things.
she can show you how to make different products. and that will wrap this up. thanks for watching, and we will see you nexttime.