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Discover the Soothing Power of Healing Calendula Salve

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Discover the Soothing Power of Healing Calendula Salve

Calendula, also known as marigold, is a powerful herb renowned for its healing and soothing properties. This DIY Healing Calendula Salve is perfect for treating minor cuts, scrapes, burns, and dry, irritated skin. Made with natural ingredients, it's gentle enough for the entire family. Let's dive into how you can make this wonderful salve at home!

Benefits of Calendula

Calendula is packed with anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antimicrobial properties, making it an excellent ingredient for healing and soothing the skin. It helps to reduce redness, swelling, and discomfort, promoting faster recovery of the skin.

DIY Healing Calendula Salve Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried calendula flowers
  • 1 cup carrier oil (such as olive oil, almond oil, or jojoba oil)
  • 1/4 cup beeswax
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Infuse the Oil:

    • Place the dried calendula flowers in a clean, dry glass jar.
    • Pour the carrier oil over the flowers, ensuring they are fully submerged.
    • Seal the jar and place it in a sunny spot for 2-4 weeks, shaking gently every few days.
  2. Strain the Oil:

    • After the infusion period, strain the oil through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a clean bowl.
  3. Melt the Ingredients:

    • In a double boiler, melt the beeswax, coconut oil, and the infused calendula oil together.
  4. Add Essential Oils:

    • If using, add the lavender and tea tree essential oils and stir well.
  5. Pour into Containers:

    • Pour the mixture into clean, dry containers and let it cool and solidify.
  6. Store:

    • Store the salve in a cool, dark place. Use it on cuts, scrapes, burns, and dry skin as needed.

Final Thoughts

This Healing Calendula Salve is a must-have in your natural first aid kit. It's easy to make, highly effective, and completely natural. Give it a try and experience the soothing benefits of calendula for yourself!


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