This is a fabulous skin salve to keep in your first aid box. Use it on rashes, bites, cuts, sores and eczema
When I make creams and lotions I generally use an oil as the base. However, I prefer to use an emulsifying ointment in this salve as i find it makes a better protective seal on the skin. If you can’t find emulsifying ointment you can use vaseline.
300ml boiling water
1 Tablespoon dried calendula flowers (or 3 Tbsp. fresh flowers)
60ml emulsifying ointment (or vaseline)
1 Tbsp glycerine
1 tsp honey
Pour the boiling water over the herb. Cover and leave until cool.
Strain and keep the water infusion.
Put the emulsifying ointment, glycerine and honey in a bowl over a pot of simmering water and stir until melted
Remove from heat and add 150ml of the calendula infusion. Stir well until cooled. It will reach a consistency of thick cream. Pour into a small glass jar.