Skin-Soothing Calendula Salve

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Studies show that calendula noticeably stimulates physiological regeneration and skin healing.

Use this healing salve on skin rashes, minor cuts and burns, bruises, eczema, psoriasis, sunburns, and chapped lips.


• 1/4 cup grated beeswax
• 1 cup infused Calendula officinalis oil
• 10 to 20 drops lavender essential oil

• Infuse your oil according to the directions in Gardener’s Salve: 7 Plants for Healthy Hands.

• Put the finished, infused oil into a double boiler and gently heat.

• Add the beeswax and stir until it’s completely dissolved.

• To test the consistency of the salve, take a small spoonful and set it in the freezer for a couple of minutes. If it’s too soft, add a little more beeswax; if it’s too hard, add a little more infused oil.

• Remove the mixture from heat, add essential oil, and stir to combine.

• Pour the finished salve into tin containers (found at health food stores or online).

• Wait until the salve completely solidifies before capping it with a lid to avoid condensation.

Read more about the healing benefits of Calendula in Gardener’s Salve: 7 Plants for Healthy Hands.

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