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Homemade Calendula Oil
Posted By Mindy On June 29, 2012 @ 3:00 am In Herbs,Natural Remedies | 19 Comments
Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer
Calendula is such an easy and fun flower to grow. Besides being beautiful to look at, it offers a wealth of beneficial healing properties for your skin. It is an herb that will definitely earn it's spot in your garden!
There are two different methods to infuse your oil with the healing properties of calendula. We'll look at the two different methods below and talk about the pros and cons to each method.
This is usually the preferred method, because it protects the delicate calendula from being damaged by heat.
Steps for the cold infusion method are as follows:
That's it! Very simple and straightforward. The only downside to this method is that it takes 4 weeks to get your finished oil. If you are in a hurry then you might need to use this next method.
This method is much quicker then the cold infusion method, but it won't have quite the same strength because of the heat that it is subjected to. Don't worry though! It will still have healing properties, just not to the same extent as the cold infused oil.
Steps for the hot infusion method are as follows:
This is the fun part! Now that you have the oil, the things that you can do with it are almost limitless. Here is a list of ideas to get you started.
If you aren't able to grow calendula yourself, Mountain Rose Herbs  is a great place to buy them from! If you are interested in growing your own and would like more information on how to do that, check out these articles below!
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