Wilson has been reading the Herb Fairies program this year which ties in beautifully with our Grade 5 Waldorf homeschooling Botany blocks. He is currently reading about the healing properties of calendula, just as the first flowers of the year are arriving! Calendula is wonderful for scrapes, burns, thrush, dry skin, and other skin issues. We decided to make a healing salve with the flowers.
Step 1: Pick calendula flowers that are in full bloom.
Step 2: Separate the petals, rinse, and let dry.
Step 3: Steep petals in organic olive oil or other base oil of your choice for at least a few days.
Step 5: Carefully and quickly strain the warm mixture through cheesecloth, add a few drops of organic lavender essential oil, and gently stir.
Step 6: Quickly scoop salve into tins or other sealed containers. Cool in the refrigerator.