Calendula Salve

Homespun Seasonal Living

Calendula, also known as pot marigold, is often found in many home gardens. It’s a beautiful flower that also has edible and medicinal use for our homes.

Use this easy to make calendula salve recipe as a homemade herbal remedy to soothe sunburn and dry skin as well as a healing ointment for wounds.


– Olive Oil – Fresh Calendula Blossoms – Beeswax Pastilles

Step 1

In the bottom of a double boiler, place an inch of water and bring to a boil. Keep the water simmering.

Step 2

In the top of the double boiler, combine the calendula flower heads and oil.

Step 3

Let the oil and calendula sit and stay warm (but not frying) on top of the boiling water for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Strain the flowers from the oil into a clean bowl. Wipe out the top of the double boiler to remove any flower petals.

Step 5

Add more water to the bottom of the double boiler if necessary and keep simmering.

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