How to Make a Calendula Balm Recipe with Calendula Infused Oil (2024)

Learn how to make calendula balm using calendula infused oil. This natural remedy helps to promote healing when used on minor cuts, bruises and insect bites.

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Natural Herbal Calendula Balm

With spring here I decided to finally take advantage of the natural botanicals that grow in my area as the weather starts to turn warmer. Some common ingredients you can find right now include plantain and wild violets. The leaves of both of these plants actually have healing properties making them great for inclusion in a natural balm recipe.

My yard was short on plantain, however, there were plenty of wild violets. So I picked wild violet leaves and combined them with some organic calendula petals and blue vervain leaves in olive oil and made an herbal infusion. I then combined my infusion with locally sourced, raw unfiltered beeswax from my local farmer’s market to create a balm. However, you can also buy calendula herbal oil.

You can use this natural herbal calendula balm recipetopically to treat minor cuts, bruises, and stings. If you don’t have these plants available to you, or if it’s just the wrong time of the year, they can all be purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Following is my natural herbal calendula balmrecipe. Feel free to make substitutions to get your own perfect, custom product.

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Herbal Calendula Balm Recipe

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Ingredients:

These are the ingredients you will need to complete this calendula balm recipe:

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Notes on this Herbal Body Balm

The vitamin E and rosemary extract are optional in this natural herbal calendula balm recipe. While vitamin E is naturally healing, both the vitamin E and rosemary extract will help to extend the shelf life of your oil. The essential oil is optional as well or you can substitute with your favorite organic essential oil based on the properties you’re looking for in your balm.

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How to Make a Calendula Oil Infusion

Here is how to make calendula infused oil for a natural skin care balm:

  • To make your infusion, fill a mason jar about 3/4 of the way full of olive oil.
  • Add equal parts of dried blue vervain leaves, wild violet leaves and calendula flowers to the oil until it reaches the same level of the oil. (Feel free to sub with herbs of your choosing.)
  • Store in a cool, dark location for 3-6 weeks, then strain through cheesecloth.

If you’re in a hurry, combine the ingredients in a double boiler or in a mason jar inside of a pot filled about 2/3 of the way full with water. Heat on warm to low for 3-4 hours, then remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain the oil through cheesecloth back into your mason jar.

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How to Make Calendula Balm

Here is how to make calendula balm using the pre-prepared calendula oil infusion:

  1. Using a digital scale weigh out the beeswax and melt in double boiler. Then weigh out the herb infused out and stir into the melted beeswax.
  2. Next, use graduated transfer pipettes to measure out the vitamin E, rosemary extract and chamomile essential oil.
  3. Stir into the liquified beeswax and oil mixture then pour into glass salve jars or tins.
  4. Allow to cool completely then use as desired wherever your skin needs a little extra love!

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Where to Buy Calendula Balm

Don’t want to make your own? There are a lot of wonderful sellers on Etsy that sell their calendula balms and salves! For kids I’m partial to theCocoa Calendula Balm from Buttercup & Jake. This handcrafted buttery balm gently soothes and protects dry, irritated skin withorganic cocoa butter and organic vanilla beans.It’s made with golden Calendula flower oil – locally and sustainably produced in the Hudson Valley – it’s truly all-natural, preservative-free and 86% organic. You can buy it here.

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I also like the Calendula Balm from The Home Apothecary made with handcrafted organic calendula oil. You canget it here. Also be sure to check out The Home Apothecary’s other amazing products including their Peppermint Mocha Body Balm and amazing Black Drawing Salve. Shop The Home Apothecary here.

More Calendula Skin Care Recipes

If you like my recipe for calendula balm, then be sure to try these other calendula skin care recipes made using a calendula oil infusion:

  • Calendula Face Oil Recipe
  • Cold Process Calendula Soap Recipe
  • Natural Calendula Soap Recipe

Or try this chamomile calendula bath salts recipe made using dried calendula petals.

For more natural skin care recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board.You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin‘,Facebook,Twitter andInstagram!

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