• Stephi Durand

Nourishing 2 Ingredient Calendula Salve

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Calendula Salve is used as a nourishing moisturiser, a healer for cuts and bruises. I use mine to help soothe and heal my eczema-prone skin, as a lip balm, an acne healer, and to soften the driest of skin.


Last week, I shared my recipe on how to make one of today's ingredients: Calendula-Infused Oil. If you plan to give this recipe a go, I highly recommend giving it a read first!

Two amber coloured jars with their lids off. Inside the jar is a pale yellow solid, this is the set calendula salve.
Homemade Calendula Salve, Set

When it comes to making this recipe, I use 120ml wide mouth amber glass jars. I need 4 for the recipe I use which fills them perfectly! It's important to use amber coloured glass as this helps prevent light from getting into the product, making it last longer.


I prefer my salve to be thick. The kind where you need to scrape it out the jar with the back of your nail. I don't like it feeling like it's just oil on my skin. I prefer the texture when it's thicker.


To get this result, I use a 1:4 ratio of beeswax and infused oil. You can adjust it as you see fit to get the consistency you prefer. If it's too runny for you, scoop it out of the jars, into the double boiler and melt in some more wax.

Calendula oil and beeswax pellets in a glass measuring jug sitting in a saucepan of water
Calendula Oil and Beeswax Melting

The recipe takes 100g beeswax and 400ml calendula-infused oil. If you want to make a smaller batch you can use 20g of beeswax and 80ml oil.

 

Calendula Salve

Ingredients:

  • 100g Beeswax Pellets

  • 400ml Calendula-Infused Oil

What You Will Need:

  • Double Boiler (Or Saucepan and Heat-Proof Bowl)

  • Spatula (I use silicone)

  • 4 120ml Amber Glass Jars

How To:


Step One: Using the double boiler (or saucepan and bowl) add your calendula-infused oil and beeswax. Gently heat while stirring occasionally.


Step Two: When the beeswax has fully melted and combined with the oil, carefully pour the mixture into your amber glass jars.


Step Three: Allow the salve to fully set before putting the lids on. Keep unused jars away from direct sunlight.


Do not touch the salve before adding the lid. This adds bacteria to the product and reduces the shelf life.

 

This salve makes a perfect gift for your natural-product loving friends as well as a staple in your home remedies collection.


Don't forget you can make your own calendula-infused oil with this recipe!

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