CAL­EN­DULA SALVE

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Cal­en­dula salve is an all-pur­pose balm that’s great for a va­ri­ety of skin is­sues. All salves are made this way, so change the oils and es­sen­tial oils as you wish.

Laven­der oil is a nat­u­ral an­tibi­otic and an­ti­sep­tic, so it’s ideal for in­clud­ing in salves.

In­gre­di­ents • 15g beeswax, roughly chopped or grated • 100ml cal­en­dula-in­fused oil • 10-20 drops of laven­der es­sen­tial oil (or an­other es­sen­tial oil de­pend­ing on your pre­ferred scent)

Place beeswax and cal­en­dula oil in a dou­ble boiler and heat on low un­til the beeswax is melted. At this stage you can check the con­sis­tency. Pour a ta­ble­spoon of the mix­ture onto a saucer and place in the freezer for 1-2 min­utes, un­til it cools. Re­move from the freezer. For a thicker con­sis­tency, add more beeswax. For a softer con­sis­tency, add more oil.

Once you have it at your de­sired con­sis­tency, re­move from the heat and add the laven­der es­sen­tial oil. Pour into small, clean, dry jars or tins. Al­low to cool com­pletely be­fore screw­ing on the caps. Store in a cool, dark cup­board.

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