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Calendula Salve

Calendula Salve

by Pamala Wilson

Calendula is good for easing muscle soreness and inflammation. I decided to make my own salve as I work out a lot and can use this often for personal use. I purchased dried calendula at a local herb shop. I used the calendula to make an infused oil that would then become the medicinal component of my salve.

For the infused oil:

  • 1 oz. dried calendula
  • I cup olive oil
  • 1 cup coconut oil

Add these ingredients to a crock pot and heat on low for about three hours.

Next – Let this mixture cool.  Strain the oil using cheesecloth so that the marc is caught within the cloth and the oil is deposited into a container. I used a measuring cup.  I then tied the cheesecloth at the top so that I could squeeze any leftover oil away from the marc and into the measuring cup. I put the infused oil into a jar for safe keeping. I add the marc to my flower garden for happy vibes.



For the salve:

  • 1 cup calendula infused oil
  • 5 oz. beeswax
  • 2 tbsp raw shea butter
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil

Begin by adding oil, beeswax and shea butter into a pan.  Heat on low until the beeswax and shea butter are melted.  Turn off heat and add lavender oil.  Transfer the mixture to a container.  Allow it to cool.

Of course, initially the concoction will be a liquid until it completely cools.

The final product! 




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