St John’s Wort Ointment 1

Nicola makes various ointments all the time so we decided to share this simple method of making some St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) ointment.  It’s good for bruises and sprains, aches and sore muscles and can also be applied to sunburn.  So here’s what you need to do to make your own St John’s Wort ointment.


St John's Wort ointment

  • 100ml of St John’s Wort infused flower oil (pick the flowers on a sunny day and place in a jar, add 100ml of olive oil and leave on a sunny window sill for 2 or 3 weeks)
  • 10g of bees wax

How to make St John’s Wort ointment

  • Pour the oil into a pan and gently heat

St John's Wort ointment

  • Add the bees wax and leave on the heat until all the wax has melted
  • Pour into a few small containers

St John's Wort ointment

  •  Leave to set

St John's Wort ointment

If you’re interested in wild plants, take a look at our Herbal Remedies course. You can see photos from previous courses on our Facebook page.

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Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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