Calendula salve is one of those homestead first aid staples that you want to keep on hand. It is versatile, easy to make, and you can customize it with some essential oils and BOOM! you have a perfect gift. This sunny and simple calendula salve recipe takes just a few minutes to make if you keep your infused oils on hand. If you don't have any, don't sweat it... It will just take a bit longer, but it's worth the small effort.
Making your own infused oil is simple and so practical for making salves, balms, lotions and to keep on hand for a variety of uses like my cayenne infused oil as a liniment or muscle rub.
You need dried herbs or flowers first. My favorites are the ones I grow in my garden like my cayenne peppers, or herbs and flowers like calendula and comfrey, and even things I forage and dry like plantain. If I am making it from items I source here on the homestead I make sure to dry them well in the dehydrator or hanging. If you are short on time, space or interest in growing them you can easily purchase these for very inexpensively.
Learn how to make this old fashion drawing salve with a few simple ingredients.
Black drawing salve is one of those handy, easy to make items that all homesteaders should keep on hand. It is useful for splinters, minor scratches, and as a beekeeper I like to use it on the occasional self-inflicted bee sting as a result of my own carelessness at the hive. These also make wonderful gifts...
Hi. I am Kirsten and best known as "Survival Betty". I am a homesteading mama to twins just trying to "survive" my homesteading and preparedness journey...READ MORE