Just checking back in to say I FINALLY got around to making a salve for DD.
I chose to go with Hops to make this salve(instead of using Black Cohosh). Hops was a little easier to mess with being a dried herb instead of a dried root.(I'm not exactly an expert when it come to making homemade stuff
So I made and infused oil first, using Olive Oil,Almond Oil,and dried Hops. I then took some of that oil and added some beeswax to make a salve. I kept it pretty simple with the ingredients,the only thing I forgot to add that I wanted to put into it was Vit.E oil
....but oh well.
I will use it for a week or so and keep a close eye on my 2 yr.old Dd. I have no idea if this salve will be to strong,not strong enough or not do a darn thing! We will see,I'm just "wing'n it" and trying whatever sounds like it might have a tiny chance of doing something LOL! I put the hops salve on DD last night and so far
no problems with irritation or redness etc.
After using it for a week or so I will check back in here and post if any results have happened.
I found this info about Hops,just for your info
.........Though it is most widely used today as a sedative for insomnia,stress,and tension, hops also has strong estrogenic properties. It is excellent for regulating and balancing hormonal production,and especially for treating those imbalances due to stress and nervousness.Hops is also useful for stimulating milk production.
..... hops contains high concentrations of plant hormones that have estrogenlike effects on the female system. The amount of these plant hormones found in fresh hops is considerable and the effects of using it for regulating and balancing the hormonal action is quite remarkable. The hormonal effects lessen as the plant dries.
well have to see if this works,it says the hormonal effects lessen
when the plant is dried,but that might be a good thing to keep it mild