Growing and Harvesting Calendula
Calendula as Medicine
- Heals wounds and skin irritations
- Stimulates the Immune System
- Helps minimize skin scarring
- Helps with sore throat and sores and inflammation in mouth and throat
- Helps rid Dandruff
- Can bring body temperature down when there is a fever
How to Use Calendula
This can be applied to skin, hair or scalp and added to recipes for creams, salves and lip balm
- Put dried flowers in a glass jar
- Fill the jar with olive oil
- Close the lid and store in a dark place for 2 weeks
- Shake daily
- After 2 weeks strain the oil into another glass jar
- Add Vitamin E for long term storage
CALENDULA CREAM RECIPE (A First Aid Cream)
This is a good cream for wounds, scraps, skin irritations, bites, stings, sunburn, scars, acne and wrinkles.
- 6 ounces of the Calendula Oil (how to above)
- 2 ounces of Almond Oil
- 3 ounces Shea Butter
- 1/2 ounce Beeswax
- 20 drops of Essential Oils (optional)
- Melt ingredients together in a glass jar in a pot of water.
- Once melted add essential oils.
- Pour into tin or glass jars.
- Allow to cool thoroughly before using.
This is good for stomach issues, immune booster, sore throats, mouth sores and for lowering a fever
- Take calendula petals, about 1-2 teaspoons, if they are dry
- (Take 2-4 if they are fresh).
- Mix it with 1 cup of boiling water and steep for 10 min.
- For strong infusion, let it steep for overnight.
- Mix some lemon juice and honey.