does anyone use aspen buds for a salve?
yes! they make a wonderful salve. i lived in colorado for awhile and came to love aspen medicine, lucky you.
did you cover the oil and put it in a window sill in the sun or put it on low heat?
i put the buds and oil into a sealed mason jar atop my hot water heater for awhile. the gentle heat there aids the infusion. have fun with it!