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Calendula Cream

Used to make tea and as a healthful salad addition, calendula also makes an efficient, calming cream.

(from Nature's Medicine Cabinet by Bruce Burnett)

To make your own calendula cream:

  • Add 1⁄2- to 3⁄4-teaspoon (3 grams) of flower petals to 2 cups of organic virgin olive oil.

  • Place in a double boiler and gently heat for 2 hours.

  • Remove from heat and strain out the petals.

  • Place fresh petals in the oil and repeat gentle heating for another 2 hours.

  • Strain out the calendula flowers again and add 1⁄2- to 3⁄4-teaspoon (3 grams) of beeswax, gently stirring over the heat until the wax and oil have blended.

Allow to cool in clean jars before sealing.

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Hi Carol,

Calendula (or pot marigold) is a member of the daisy family. You can view a photo of it by clicking this LINK

You can grow calendula in your own garden. Find the seeds through seed retailers, such as Burpee or Johnny Seeds. You might also check with your local nursery.
Hobby Farms editor, Lexington, KY
Posted: 8/21/2012 8:02:37 AM
Can you tell me where to find the flowers? What do they look like? I used a cream I got at Whole foods last year while going through my radiation treatments for breast cancer. The cream is amazing and I highly reccomend it. It really helped my skin. I would love to make my own.
Carol, mount Airy, NC
Posted: 8/20/2012 9:52:51 AM
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