• 2 ounces bloodroot powder
  • 1 to 2 ounces comfrey leaf powder
  • 4 ounces almond oil
  • 4 ounces jojoba oil
  • 1/3 ounce dried calendula
  • 1 ounce beeswax
  • 2 teaspoons licorice tincture
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon bergamot & geranium essential oil


  1. Stir first 4 ingredients into a pot, simmer on low heat. Add calendula and beeswax. Let simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Strain and squeeze through cheesecloth.
  2. Add licorice tincture and bergamot & geranium oil.
  3. Store in dark-glass jar
  4. Apply directly to pained area.

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Amanda McQuade Crawford, host of What a Relief!, is a medical herbalist consultant, improving quality control within the natural products industry. She is the author of two popular books on women’s health, “The Herbal Menopause Book” and “Herbal Remedies for Women” and a contributing author to two recent books on natural medicine: “The New Menopause Book” and the text “Traditional Medicines for Modern Times: Antidiabetic Plants.” She currently explores for urban weeds and grows an organic herb garden in the wilds of Los Angeles.