Calendula Ointment

Calendula Barefoot HerbsCalendula, also known as Pot Marigold, is well known as a natural skin remedy and is now easy to find in many shops in creams, oils, lotions and lip ice. Calendula is a beautiful plant, flowers well and gives a great splash of colour in winter.  Grow your own, harvest the flowers and make your own skin care products.  The flowers dry well if you lay them out on a basket.



Calendula Ointment

This is a fabulous skin salve to keep in your first aid box.  Use it on rashes, bites, cuts, sores and grazes
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.
Prep Time10 minutes
30 minutes


  • 200 ml boiling water
  • 1 Tablespoon dried calendula flowers or 3 Tbsp. fresh flowers
  • 60 ml emulsifying ointment or Vaseline
  • 1 Tbsp glycerine
  • 1 Tbsp 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. Label with name and date

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