I recently attended the Harvest Routes festival where I was a vendor selling some of the items I make here on this site. (as well as a few new ones, I will put up shortly). To my surprise, the two top sellers were the Calendula Healing Salve & a brew of oils I make at home and use for everything but that I haven’t uploaded yet. I decided I should share this simple recipe here with you.
As we know already, I am a massive fan of the healing abilities calendula holds and we use it around our homestead for so many different things. I have added posts here on Calendula Tea – for treating wounds and skin irritations. Calendula Poultice – also amazing for treating different rashes, cuts, scrapes, eczema, hives etc & a Calendula Salve – Acne Blend. I use calendula in my Herbal Baby Bath Blend, as well as an adult version that I will add soon. We use it in our Oil Cleansing Method, and also our Oil Pulling Method. It’s even in our Coffee Tired Eyes Cream , just to name a few. The list is basically endless as to what calendula can help with. I think it’s my all around favourite ingredient. It’s gentle enough to use on baby, and powerful enough to help heal a mountain man! 😉
This oil blend has both Tea Tree & Lavender essential oils mixed in with it, to amplify it’s healing abilities. Tea Tree is a powerful anti-fungal, antibacterial, and wonderful disinfectant, helping to keep wounds or skin irritations from getting infected. Lavender is very soothing to the skin and can help reduce redness and irritation, it enhances blood circulation, helps relieve pain, works as a disinfectant and helps to eliminate nervous tension. (these two are always in our acne blends) This mix will help boost immunity to where it is applied. An all around amazing mixture of oils.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Calendula Infused oil (Or learn how to infuse your own HERE – You will need dried Calendula Petals for this.)
- Tea Tree Oil
- Lavender Oil
- A double boiler / heating pot (If you’re infusing your own oil)
- An airtight storage jar(s) for your finished product.
- Funnel, stir stick
You can do this two ways, If you’re only making one bottle for yourself, you can fill it most of the way with your base oil (Calendula infused) and add in 5-10 drops each of Lavender and Tea Tree oils. OR if you are planning a big batch for gifts or sale, you can mix everything in a big container and pour it into your single containers afterwards. In our 150 ml containers I usually put 5-10 drops of each essential oil into the container and shake it all up. Just be sure you are diluting it enough to not irritate your skin.
Some Of The Things This Blend Is Useful For:
- treating wounds
- deep cuts
- bites and stings
- damaged skin
- slow healing or infected wounds
- sensitive skin
- baby bum rashes
- fungal infections
The list really goes on and on, if you have anything important I should add to it, please leave me a comment below!
<3 – Happy Healing!
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