Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
I have made my own herbal salves and balms for several years, growing and drying my own herbs, infusing them in olive oil and then using coconut oil and beeswax as a solidifier. I had always wanted to make a tallow salve, and I am thrilled with it.