Calendula is loaded with powerful skin-healing, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, yet is gentle enough for most people and animals to use safely. You can make all sorts of things with calendula, including soap, salve, lotion bars and lip balm, but for today, I want to focus on calendula tea and 14 ways in which you can use it. (Don’t have any calendula? I buy mine HERE from Mountain Rose Herbs.) How to Make Calendula … Continue reading
Lotion bars are an exceptional treatment for dry, cracked skin and make wonderful gifts for those you love. The basic recipe requires only three ingredients, and is super simple to whip together. If you can melt chocolate, you can make lotion bars! For this recipe, the oil portion is infused with calendula flowers for extra skin healing power. You can resize the recipe by increasing or reducing the amounts as you wish, keeping in mind … Continue reading
My homemade anti-itch sticks are perfect for treating the discomfort of pesky bug bites. Their easy-to-apply form makes it convenient for letting older kids self-treat. The ingredients are all natural and can also be used on scrapes, scratches and other minor boo-boos, as well. You can find the recipe, along with fun printable labels, HERE at HobbyFarms.com!
Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed the calendula recipes I posted this week! I’ve included them, along with a few others, in a free mini eBook that I wanted to share with you today. There are no strings attached and nothing to sign up for, just click the link below and grab your copy! Click HERE for “Things To Do With Calendula.” It’s a small PDF file, so be sure to go ahead and download … Continue reading
This is a mild, unscented calendula soap bar that’s gentle enough to use on almost everyone from babies to grandmothers. (Always do a small patch test first though, to be sure.) It’s made with calendula infused oil and calendula tea. (Directions on how to make the oil can be found HERE and how to make the tea, HERE.) This is a Cold Process Soap recipe. All measurements are by weight. You must have an accurate digital … Continue reading
This week on the blog, I’m sharing ways that you can use calendula. What I really love about this sunny flower is that it’s: extremely easy to grow from seed is safe enough to use on a baby or pet is a potent skin healer and is a powerful fighter of germs and inflammation By letting the flowers infuse in oil, we’re able to extract many of those properties and incorporate them into easy-to-use products … Continue reading
I started off this past weekend trying to tame an antique climbing rose that had been long neglected and was overtaking my porch. Not that I mind roses overtaking my porch usually, but this one has lethally large thorns and was making it where we couldn’t use our porch swing. I’ve never tried to catch five angry cats in a barrel of nails, but that comparison crossed my mind several times while I was … Continue reading