We use this as diaper cream for our boys and have really liked it. Calendula has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and healing properties which make it a great choice.
Start with a 750mL jar packed with dried calendula flowers, fill the flower jar up with olive oil and cap. Leave the oil to infuse for 4-6 weeks, then strain the flowers from the oil.
Set up a double boiler on the stove.
-1 cup infused oil (use cheese cloth to strain the flower/oil mixture so you don't end up with pieces in the salve)
-1/3 cup chopped/grated bees wax (you can buy this at most health food stores)
-1/3 cup coconut oil
Heat until it is all liquid. Then test the consistency of the salve by taking a small amount onto a spoon and putting it in the freezer for a couple of minutes. If it is too oily, add more bees wax. If too solid, add more oil.
When desired consistency is reached, remove from heat.
Add 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil (to preserve the salve - we squeezed some from a liquid capsule) and 10 drops of essential oil (I like using lavendar, lemon, tea tree).
Pour into containers and let it sit, untouched, while the salve sets.
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