Daisy ointment for bruises

Daisy (bellis perennis) – it may surprise you to know that this common garden flower is known as bruisewort or woundwort. The flowers can be made into a cooling wash for hot swellings or bruising simply by adding 1/2 cup fresh daisies or dried daisies to 2 cups water. Bring it to the boil then remove from heat and leave to cool, then strain. We made daisy ointment, which can be applied to bruises or sprains. First we measured out the correct amount of ingredients, then simmered the daisies in sunflower oil for 30mins. Next the hot oil was strained and beeswax added. Once the beeswax had been stirred in, the liquid was poured into warmed waiting jars and left to cool and solidify.