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DIY Calendula Infused Oil

DIY Calendula Infused Oil

Mary Smith |

Last year I started making my own Calendula Infused Oil.  At first i was a bit frustrated because I didn't see many specific instructions.  You know, with real measurements.  So I've created my own recipe that works for me.  It's really easy to "tweak" this for your personal liking.
  I use Organic candelila wax (or carnauba wax) in my recipe.  This is a vegan wax.  That being said, the wax is completely optional.  Without the wax, the oil is not very firm but it's still amazing on your skin.

Calendula Infused Oil

1 ounce Organic Calendula flowers (dry)
1 1/3 - 2 cups organic coconut oil
1/3 cup organic olive oil
1 tablespoon candelila wax or carnauba wax
dry Calendula flower


**The wax is completely optional**  If you want a firm salve, use bees wax or canauba wax.  I use Candelila wax or carnauba on occasion.  If you are just trying to make a smooth oil, feel free to omit the wax.

1 ounce of dried organic Calendula flowers is approximately 1 1/3 cups. 

If you want to GROW your own Calendula, we offer Calendula seeds.  If you want to make this recipe NOW and not wait for harvest, we offer organic, dry Calendula flowers 
We also just added organic carnauba wax to help you get started!

slow cooker
large glass jar (quart-size ball jar)
fine mesh strainer or coffee filter
**strainer is much easier**

Add organic calendula, coconut oil and olive oil to your slow cooker.  Cover and set on low for 6-8 hours.
*If you do not have a slow cooker, you can add the ingredients into a large glass jar.  Place the jar in the oven on a very low setting for 6-8 hours*

Waiting and stirring while the oil is infused

After 6-8 hours, strain out the oil from the flowers.  Add the oil back to the slow cooker and stir in the candelila or carnauba wax.  Stir occasionally and let mix for approx 20 minutes or until completely dissolved.

Pour infused oil into a clean, glass container.  I used several half-pint jars for future use.  Label each jar with ingredients and date.

Calendula-Infused Oil

Store in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight.  Use on sore muscles.  Great for "homesteader hands" after working out in the garden!

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My absolute favorite skin products for babies with eczema has calendula. I’ve been buying it for over a decade now for 3 different skin afflicted children and swear by it. I recently fell in love with tallow as well. I’ve decided to combine the two and grow my own calendula this year. My seeds have taken off and I’m waiting for blooms!


Thank you for sharing this recipe, I can’t wait to try it!!!

I have 2 menthol plants that I grew this year. They are also called Vick’s plants or Plectranthus tomentosa. I grew them because I would like to make a salve we can use for colds, bug repellent, etc. First, do you know any additional uses this plant is good for? And second, how can I go about getting the oil out of the plant to use? I’v never done anything like this but I’m so excited to learn how. Any help, with detailed, step-by-step instructions would be greatly appreciated. I’ve searched the Internet and can’t find any. Thank you in advance!!!!!

Kenzie Brierley,

LOL, I just posted a similar calendula recipe on my blog, but I love reading how you make yours! I’ve never tried the carnauba wax but I’ll have to try it out. I just used a combo of coconut and olive oils for my calendula, and it turned out well. This stuff is just heavenly to use. Thanks for sharing!

Randi Tisdall (BeautifullyBohemian.com),

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