Calendula extract (pot marigold extract) is packed with antioxidants. Its healing properties are said to range from improved skin wound and ulcer healing to antifungal and antibacterial properties. It's been written that Calendula salve can even combat cancer cells yet I'm no scientist!
When deciding on a simply organic salve recipe to add to our shelves I must admit that Calendula was not on my shopping list. Before this recipe came into play I knew nothing about Calendula other than having stock in the studio for candle decoration. Who knew that one little flower could change so much.
Infusing calendula with natural hemp oil (Cannabis sativa with 3%>THC) is a game-changer. Hemp oil, no matter how low in CBD, is a natural anti-inflammatory. Hemp oil contains fatty acids and vitamins that are nutritious for our skin. Having a light yet moisturizing oil is key on the ingredients list. I knew I needed something light to get the healing and health benefiting effect that I was aiming for. Hemp oil can be used anywhere from head to toe without clogging pores, causing breakouts, or leaving a greasy appearing sheen that no one likes.
Try our recipe at home
What you'll need:
Calendula Infused Hemp Oil*
*For our stock recipe, we use our house-made Calendula infused Hemp oil but you can use just about any oil that you choose with a 1:5 Ratio of Beeswax toCarrier Oils.
You will want to use the double boiler method for this mix. Start by gathering all your materials and heating your water. This recipe will make a 10oz batch of Salve give or take. If your mix becomes too hot at any time take it off the heat and pop it into the fridge for a few seconds to cool it down.
Add 3-tablespoons of Beeswax to a small metal bowl and place it onto the double boiler.
Once most of the pellets have begun to melt add 2-tablespoons of Shea Butter and stir until melted into a smooth creamy liquid.
Next, add 8-ounces (or 1 cup) of the oil of your choice and stir until fully incorporated.
Once melted remove the mix from heat and let sit for 15-20 seconds keeping watch for any signs of separation. If your mix begins to separate it is because you have not mixed enough. To correct, simply add your mix back onto low heat and continue to mix together.
Once your mix is ready and slightly cooled (but not solidified) pour it into your desired container(s).
This is a great recipe to make your own so dont be affraid to add a little "something-something" and experiament. It is also a nice gift to share with friends or family. Nothing says, "I care about your health" more than a healing Salve!
Keep in mind that a Salve is not a cure-all. There is a time and place for everything, escpecially salve. Make sure your brush up on the do's and don't before you apply anything to your body and read When NOT to use our Salve listed below.
When NOT to use our Salve
In the acute stages of a burn when there is still a sensation of heat or burning.
Over puncture wounds
On broken skin that hasn’t been properly cleaned
If you have an allergic reaction or have known allergies to any of the ingredients used.