Make an herbal infusion oil using your favorite carrier oil, and preferably fresh plantain leaves. Some folks prefer to use olive oil as the carrier oil in this salve (and most others) because it often seems to resist going rancid over time.
Using a double boiler (or a coffee cup in a pot that has several inches of water in the bottom) to melt 1 part beeswax.
Remove the pot from the stove.
Stir in 5 parts of the plantain-infused oil.
Stir completely to make sure the medicinal infused herbal oil and the melted beeswax are thoroughly combined.
Add up to 3 drops of lavender essential oil.
Stir again to completely combine the natural ingredients.
Stir in 2 drops of vitamin E - optional but highly recommended.
Add in up to 2 drops of tea tree essential oil - optional, but again highly recommended.
Immediately pour the salve into containers and seal with a firm-fitting lid.
Label the container with the contents, its uses, and the date.