Calendula (Pot Marigold): Three Uses

by Teen A

Infusing Calendula Heads In Olive Oil

Infusing Calendula Heads In Olive Oil

Today I harvested our calendula heads. I am soaking them in olive oil. There are three uses for these heads.

    1. These are pretty to look at, thus they are a good decoration.
    2. You can make face cream out of these beautiful smelling flowers.
    3. Or both of the above!
We are going to use the olive oil soaked heads in our homemade face cream. We will infuse the oil for several weeks, strain out the flowers then use the oil in our lotion recipe. For now they look lovely in the kitchen.

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by: Mary

What is your lotion recipe?

All-Purpose Lotion
by: Industrious Family

Glad you asked! Here it is:

Industrious Family's All-Purpose Lotion

1 cup organic shea butter
1/2 cup organic coconut oil
1/2 cup calendula infused olive oil
About a 1 inch cube of solid beeswax
10-15 drops lavender essential oil

Heat shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax together over a double boiler. When melted, refrigerate until it starts to set up. Let it sit out until it is room temperature. Whip in food processor until all lumps are gone. Add lavender essential oil and whip until it is mixed well. Store in a pint size mason jar.
We use this as a face cream, eye makeup remover, for dry skin and rashes. It works great even on diaper rashes and as an eye cream. Coconut oil is a natural wrinkle reducer and calendula is great for your complexion. Talk about all-purpose!

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