DIY Calendula Salve
Calendula salves are great to use on dry skin, diaper rash, sore nipples, yeast rashes, and athlete’s foot.
- lymphatic support
- promotes liver
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- 2 tbsp. calendula flowers
- 1/3 cup apricot oil
- 1 tbsp. beeswax
- 2oz stainless steel tin (or other container with lid)
- small saucepan
- cheesecloth or strainer
- larger saucepan (optional)
Instructions Part 1. Infusing the Oil.
- Step 1: Place the herb and oil into a small saucepan
- Step 2: Add 1-2″ of water to a larger saucepan. Place the smaller saucepan inside it to create a “double boiler”. Make sure the water cannot get into the oil.
- Step 3: Turn the burner on to med/low, just enough for the water to gently simmer. Let simmer for 30-45 minutes.
- Step 4: Remove pan from heat and allow it to cool for approximately 15 minutes to avoid burning yourself in the next steps.
- Step 5:Strain through cheesecloth, french press, or another strainer, reserving the oil and discarding or composting the other herbs.
Instructions Part 2. Making the Salve
- Step 6: If necessary, wash and fully dry the small saucepan. There should be NO leftover water or herb pieces inside of it.
- Step 7: Add the infused oil and beeswax to the small saucepan.
- Step 8: Turn it on very low heat. Stir occasionally until was is just melted.
- Step 9: Pour carefully into prepared tins or containers. Allow to cool completely, then add a lid.
How to Use
Rub a small amount of sore, dry, chapped areas as needed. It’s fantastic for fighting fungal infections such as thrush or athlete’s foot, yet gentle enough to be used by all ages.