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.


Ingredients


2 tablespoons calendula-infused oil

2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil, melted

4 drops lavender essential oil

1 1/2 teaspoons grated beeswax



Directions:


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.

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