Making your own Calendula infused oil is very easy to do!
Winter especially saps the moisture out of our skin. Creating an oil from the petals of Calendula officinalis, otherwise known as pot marigold, is the perfect strategy when you want to combat the drying effects of this harsh season. By following the steps below, you can have your very own batch of skin care in no time at all!
Here is what you’ll need:
- Dried, organic calendula flower petals
- A carrier oil (I prefer Safflower oil, but Olive oil or Sunflower oil work well, too.)
- A glass jar with lid. Make sure to clean it first!
- Fill the jar about 2/3 full with the dried petals.
- Next, slowly poured the oil over the petals, making sure they’re all submerged
- Wait 4-6 weeks so all the goodness of the calendula is infused into the oil.
- Store the jar in a warm dry spot for the infusion to occur. Before you know it, you’ll have your very own homemade infused Calendula oil, too.
- Once the 4 weeks are up, strain the flowers out and there you have it… Your very own homemade Calendula oil.
- Use the soaked flower petals as a foot scrub before discarding. Mix a handful of the petals with a cup of sea salt and scrub away.
Apply it topically where needed.
I use it as a key ingredient in my lip balms, salves and other bath products.
*For more information on Calendula visit the: University of Maryland Medical Center
Feel free to get creative. Have fun and enjoy!