I had the opportunity to be featured on our morning show here in Phoenix called Good Morning Arizona. I was asked to share a recipe, and so I decided on something simple that would be beneficial for many. I settled on calendula infused oil because as stated in the video, it is the base for so many of my remedies.
Calendula oil is wonderful for babies and the elders alike with its soothing properties. I’ve used it on babies suffering from diaper rash to teenagers afflicted with severe acne.
You can grow calendula easily from seed during the fall, but if you don’t have a green thumb, you can purchase it from Mountain Rose Herbs. Enjoy making it and using it on your skin every day simply for it’s healing qualities! Your skin will glow!
Dried Calendula Petals
Clean Glass Jar With Lid
Double Boiler, Slow Cooker, OR Electric Yogurt Maker
Large Glass Measuring Cup
1) Place dried calendula petals in a slow cooker, double boiler pan, or yogurt maker and cover with olive oil. You want the olive oil to cover the herbs by at least 1 to 2 inches.
2) Warm the herbs gently over a very low heat (you do not want to cook them). Cover with lid, and allow the flowers to infuse in the olive oil for at least eight hours, stirring now and then.
3) After eight hours, turn off the heat or remove double boiler from the stove. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Once cool, strain the flowers using cheesecloth set over a large glass measuring cup. Squeeze the mixture in the cheesecloth to get every drop of sunshine from the oil.
4) Pour into a clean glass jar and label your creation.