3 T virgin coconut oil
3 T virgin olive oil
3 T fresh chopped garlic
Melt the coconut oil over warm water. Blend in the olive oil. Then blend in the garlic that has been minced fine. The entire mixture can go into the blender or food processor to blend together until smooth. Pour into a glass jar and label “garlic salve.” Keep in refrigerator.
Freshly made, the salve is a milky color and runny. It will turn into a thick soft paste after one hour. After being in the fridge for several hours, it will have the consistency of a hard salve easy to spread. After two weeks, make a new batch garlic salve.
The garlic salve will melt upon contact with skin — that is normal. The oils will not stay hard when warmed.
Our grandmas and great grandmas rubbed garlic salve into the skin to transfer raw garlic oil directly into the blood stream. They believed raw garlic to be a natural antibiotic that does not kill off the good bacteria in the intestines as a prescription antibiotic does.
They would apply on the feet of children or infants at bedtime (then cover with socks) to fight infections while they slept. They rubbed garlic salve on the chest for chest colds bronchitis, or pneumonia; or they swabbed it into nostrils for sinus infections or ears for ear infections. They applied it directly to sores inside the mouth.
They used it on athlete’s foot, jock itch, yeast infections, or other fungal infections. They applied it on rashes any place. They believed garlic oil to be antimicrobial and that it killed Candida, parasites, bacteria and viruses by direct application. In addition, it believed it treated systemic infections by absorption through the skin into the blood supply.
These old recipes from the great grandmas are not meant to be taken as medical advice.