Calendula Salve

Calendula Salve

Total Time: 06h 20m
Hands-on Time: 00h 20m
Makes: 1 serving

An all-purpose summer skincare salve featuring calendula flower petals, sweet almond and lavender essential oil. Great for any time of year, though, really!
Makes approximately 1 pint of salve.

Share with your friends



  1. In pint jar, place calendula flowers and add almond or jojoba oil to fully cover flowers.
  2. Put lid on jar, then place jar in a water bath on low heat for 2 hours. Allow to cool. Heat over low heat for 2 additional hours, and allow to cool once again. Note: You can repeat this process several times over 24 to 48 hours for a stronger extraction.
  3. When cooled the final time, strain out flowers through a double layer of cheesecloth over a bowl; squeeze calendula in cheesecloth to extract as much oil as possible.
  4. Measure out 1 cup of infused oil and pour into top of a double boiler. Add beeswax and heat over low heat until beeswax is melted, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in lavender essential oil.
  6. Immediately pour mixture into sterilized jars or tins of your choosing.