Here is a Period Skin Salve, Fungicide, Insect Repellant & Leather Dressing all in one neat little batch....
I found the recipe in the 1858 United States Dispensatory.
It reads as such;
8 oz LARD, or tallow
1.5 oz OIL of JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA, cedar oil
.5 oz CERA FLAVA, yellow bee's wax
Heat until parts mix well, cool, apply. Store covered.
This mixture was used on burns, blisters, insect bites and as a bug repellant.
I find it very amusingly that these parts measure about the same as a recipe for a leather dressing!
The cedar oil can be used alone as an fungicide and pesticide, external application, or mixed 1 part oil to twenty parts water as an ''oral diuretic''.* Enjoy!
U.S. Despensatory, p449, 11th Edition
Drs. Wood & Bache
J. P. Lippincort and Co.
*I'm not doctor, I just have a book. Try at your own risk...