Sunday, November 13, 2011

Calendula healing salve

Edible and medicinal flowers are ideal for creating healing salves, my favorite one is calendula, camomile, and lavender flower in a base of extra virgin olive oil and beeswax from my bees....
Method - collect about 3 cups of calendula blossoms and some lavender and camomile flowers, steep in 2 cups of extra virgin olive oil for about 1 hour which has been warmed ( don't boil). Strain out solids through a sieve and then return oil to saucepan. Add in about 30 grams of beeswax and melt over low heat. Pour in liquid into containers ( dark glass is ideal) and store out of sunlight. This salve should keep up to one year. Ideal for wounds of any kind! Just apply generously over the affected area and let its healing magic do it work!

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