Calendula & Lavender Healing Salve
This simple salve combines three botanical ingredients with exceptional healing properties -- calendula, lavender and coconut oil.
Note: If you wish to make your own calendula oil (or any herbal oil, for that matter), follow the instructions for making herb-infused oil here.
2 tablespoons calendula-infused oil
2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil, melted
4 drops lavender essential oil
1 1/2 teaspoons grated beeswax
Place the calendula and coconut oils in the top of a double boiler. Heat gently over low heat; allow to simmer very gently for 15-20 minutes. Stir in the beeswax and stir until completely dissolved. Add the lavender essential oil and stir to combine. Pour the salve into a 1-ounce tin (or small glass jar) and allow to cool undisturbed for 8 hours or overnight. Put on the cap or lid, label and date, and store in a cool, dry place until needed.