CAL­EN­DULA SALVE

NZ Gardener - Gifts from the Gardens - - Natural Gifts -

This salve is ex­cel­lent for rashes, sores, cuts and burns. First make cal­en­dula-in­fused oil. Fill a jar with fresh (wilted for 12 hours) or dried cal­en­dula petals. Top with olive oil. Cap, then place jar in a warm room out of di­rect sun­light for 4-6 weeks. Shake once a day. Strain through muslin, pour into a glass bot­tle and la­bel. To make salve, place 15g beeswax and 100ml cal­en­dula oil in a dou­ble boiler. Heat on low un­til beeswax melts. Re­move from the heat. Add 20 drops laven­der es­sen­tial oil when the tem­per­a­ture drops be­low 40ºC. Pour into jars.

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