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.