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>> Dried calendula flowers
>> Oil for infusing the flowers (Suggested oils: olive and sweet almond)
>> Beeswax (approx. 1 oz per one cup of infused oil)
>> 1/4 tsp coconut oil
>> 5 drops vitamin E oil (optional)
>> Essential oils (10 to 20 drops per cup of infused oil, optional)
The first step will take time You need to infuse the flowers in oil first. Be sure to check How to Make a Salve for instructions.
Once the oil is infused, be sure to strain well.
Place the beeswax in a double boiler or bain marie. Warm it up until it is completely melted. Add the infused oil and coconut oil into the melted wax and gently stir until the wax has melted again.
Add essential oils (if using), and stir to combine.
Carefully, pour the hot salve into your tins, jars or lip balm containers.
Let cool completely before use.
Tips: fresh flower petals can be used but be sure to let them sit 24 hours in a dry location before using them to ensure there is no moisture on them. I used peppermint essential oil for this recipe as it adds a wonderful scent. If you have a used tin can, clean it thoroughly and dry. Using pliers, create a pour spout. Place this in a small pot of boiling water. (Much easier when cleaning up!)
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