It’s winter in the states right now! And that means for many of us… DRY, CRACKED SKIN. Well, I have the antidote. And that is this recipe right here!
I adore this herbal combination! It is healing, soothing, anti-inflammatory, and smells like floral heaven! Calendula is a super flower. It is most often used to treat scrapes, burns, minor cuts, rashes and bug bites. Lavender oil is great to combat acne, soothe dry skin, and reduce redness.
This salve is SO simple to make. The only bummer is that you have to wait 2-3 weeks in order for the oils to infused. But patience! It is so worth it.
1/2 cup dried lavender
1/2 cup dried or fresh calendula flowers
3, clean, empty 8 oz mason jars
2 cups sweet almond oil
1 ounce beeswax
Part 1: Infuse your oils
Fill one of the mason jars half way with dried lavender. Fill another 1/2 way with calendula flowers.
Fill the jars with sweet almond oil- ensuring the herbs/flowers are covered completely by at least 1 inch.
Cap the jar and shake well! Shake the herbs at least once a day. At this time, also inspect them and ensure no herbs are traveling above the surface. If they do emerge, they will grow mold and your oil will ruin! After 2-3 weeks, strain through a mesh strainer.
Part 2: Make the salve!
Prepare your double boiler with simmering water. (You can even make a make shift one at home if you don’t have one!)
Pour 1/2 cup Infused lavender oil and 1/2 cup infused calendula oil in the double boiler. Add 1 ounce beeswax and stir until the beeswax has complete dissolved.
Carefully pour hot salve into clean jar and cool completely before use.