A simple, traditional healing balm or ointment with healing and anti-inflammatory powers. A must for your homestead first aid or beauty kit.
1/2 cup calendula petal infused oil
1/8 cup beeswax
10-40 drops essential oil (I like lemon)
Melt the oil and beeswax in a double boiler under medium-lowish heat until wax is melted. Add essential oils, stir.
Remove from heat and pour into tins or jars.
One thing to note: since this cream contains no preservatives, it’s perishable and has a short shelf life. Use within a month or two and store in the refrigerator between uses.
Uses: dry skin, rash, scars, spider and varicose veins, dermatitis, healing of wounds, diminishing or healing scars, treating fungal conditions, chapped lips and hands, sunburns and diaper rash.