DIY Calendula Oil

Calendula 101_ Calendula-Infused Oil (1)

Hello FGS blog friends! 

Hope that everyone is settling into Fall and having a great October. Remember this blog post all about Calendula from a couple of months ago? Well, in today’s post we are going to make something with those beautiful yellow flowers we harvested back in the summer. Keep scrolling to learn how to make Calendula-infused oil. Super simple, and we will use the oil to make Calendula Salve in next week’s blog!

Ingredients:

-Dried Flowers or Herbs*

-Carrier Oil (Sweet Almond, Grapeseed or Coconut are great options!)*

Glass Jar with Lid

*available at For Goodness Sake

 

  1. To start, grab your dried flowers or herbs – FGS has a great selection of dried, organic, bulk herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs. Choose your favorite – like, Lavender or Dandelion Root, it doesn’t just have to be Calendula! Most blogs will tell you to pick the dried petals off the plant as step 1. As you can see by the photo below, I spent a long time doing just that. However, I have since found out from a medicinal herb and flower farm that the seed pods actually contain the most medicinal properties. So SKIP the petal plucking and throw the whole dried flowers into a glass jar.

 

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2. Grab your carrier oil, I used Sweet Almond Oil from NOW Solutions, but choose whichever is your favorite! Next, simply pour the carrier oil over the dried flowers, using enough to cover them completely.

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3. Screw the lids on those bad boys, set in a sunny windowsill, and let it sit! You’ll want to shake the jar once a day to mix together the ingredients. Be sure to leave the jars out to sit in the sun for 2-6 weeks, giving the ingredients plenty of time to infuse.

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So as you can see this was easy to make and can be used in a variety of DIY skincare recipes! That being said, keep an eye out for next week’s blog, where we will use this Calendula Oil to make a skin-soothing Calendula salve! As always, if you have any questions be sure to comment below!