Calendula infused oil is simple to make and is a great addition to the home medicine kit. It has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties; making it useful for healing wounds, soothing eczema, relieving sunburn, dry skin, and rashes, including nappy rash. In fact it can be used for any irritated skin condition.
To make Calendula Oil place dried calendula petals in a glass jar. Cover them with a carrier oil of choice eg Sweet almond, Olive, Avocado, Apricot, Jojoba, etc. Put a lid on the jar and place in a sunny spot. Shake the jar every day or so. After about a month, strain off the oil and store ready for use.
If you prefer using a healing salve rather than an oil then put 1/3 cup of beeswax into a heavy based pot and heat on the lowest possible temperature until melted. Whisk in 1 1/4 cups of your infused calendula oil. If you would like to add a fragrance then add 10-20 drops of an essential oil of choice. Poor into jars, cool for a day, then cap and store ready for use.
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On Sunday's (well the last 2 Sunday's gone) there has been a gathering of old school American cars in the Lone Star Cafe on Massey Ave Pukekohe. Every time I get to go back down there they have gone.
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