Infused olive oil with Calendula Petals 2 small jars
I melted each of the ingredients together in amounts to my own preference.
I used more Beeswax to keep it really hard and make sure it will stay a while.
I used small amounts of Shea Butter and only a teaspoon of coconut oil for this batch.
I poured the hot oil into clean containers and let it cool down.
Here is a picture of the finished product.
I only used Petals for this batch to see if I could make a more ‘orange’ color and I am very happy that indeed it turned out a nice gold. My previous Calendula Salves I have used both the petals and the leaves, as you can see in the infusion pictures that I have a jar of leaves sitting, but the leaves do make the salve green.
I wrote this in 2013 when I lived off grid, and I am finally sharing my secret recipe.
Today I am going to share with you my special Skin Healing Herbal Salve recipe.
Its a DIY maker thing you gotta be a maker to understand. =)
I made this last fall with spring ingredients and as many possible ingredients from my own backyard.
I want to share with you my recipe and my methods as to show you the many things you can do with herbs and Make your own skin care.
First I will share with you the benefits of my Beeswax salve. I use for scars and healing and next time will add a few more things, please let me know what you would add or omit! I am open to suggestions!
Benefits of Boho Moms Beeswax Herb Skin Salve in scientific terms:
Emollient-softens and soothes inflamed parts
Rubifacient -increases circulation and produces red skin
Nervine- stops nervous excitement
How I made it, and List of wonderful ingredients : Flowers, spices and bases.
Ingredients & steps :
Spices infused in small amounts into olive oil for 6 weeks:
Cayanne (Red pepper, Capsicum),
Alum root with a little cream of tartar,
Flowers infused into small amount of olive oil for 6 weeks:
Calendula petals and flowers and leaves
(optional ****) I had a jar of Cannibus leaves infused into olive oil large jar, and used this strained as a BASE.
BASES & Last steps;
So I Strained everything separately into their own jars, I had a little jar of infused spices very red and orange, and a jar of infused flowers slightly bigger for more essential oils and a large jar of Cannibus infused olive oil, and some beeswax…what next?, well just heat up a large outdoor style pan, I went really old school and used open flame (like camp stove style) (wheres the rocks?..lol) and heated up equal amounts of all the oils and then added like 5:1 Beeswax,. And then wait to cool, some books say 8:1 beeswax its a preference. I prefer more oily skin salve, but the more beeswax you add it means the harder your salve will get..and then while its still cool I like to pour into containers for later use when I know its a good consistency, a good way to test it is stick a wooden spoon into it and set it to cool for a min, then test it, if it needs more, add more! ❤