Calendula

Calendula Soap

Recipe from The Nerdy Farm Wife

Ingredients:

  • 21 ounces olive oil
  • 14 ounces coconut oil
  • 5 ounces sunflower oil
  • 2 ounces castor oil
  • 13 ounces of Calendula infused water
  • 5.98 ounces of sodium hydroxide (lye)

Directions:

This recipe is sized to fit my four pound homemade wooden molds. The inner dimensions are: 15 inches long, 3.5 inches wide and 2 inches tall.

1. Mix all ingredient and place in mold
2. Once set, remove and cut — enjoy!

Calendula Oil Scented with Lavender

Recipe from Food.com

Ingredients:

  • 11 ounces safflower oil (all organic) or 11 ounces almond oil (all organic) or 11 ounces olive oil (all organic) or 11 ounces lard (all organic) or 11 ounces sunflower oil (all organic)
  • 1 tablespoon vitamin E, as a preservative
  • 1 cup dried organic calendula flowers
  • 10 -15 sprigs organic dried lavender flowers

Directions:

  1. Slowly bring oils to heat over a low flame in a small pot. Stove top not microwave oven.
  2. Place flowers into a sterilized jar and pour warmed oil over them. Place cap on jar.
  3. Place jar on counter top for 2 weeks giving a slight shake daily.
  4. Strain through cheesecloth squeezing all the oil into a sterilized jar.
  5. Use as is or make a salve or lip balm with the oil.
  6. Store in a dark cabinet.
  7. Lasts about 4 months.