Calendula/Pot Marigold Whole, Organic, 1/2 lb.

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Calendula officinalis  |  Origin: United States
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Calendula is used externally as a tea, in baths or salves, and for skin issues. It is not related to the common garden Marigold, although it is commonly called Pot Marigold.

Traditionally used as a gargle for helping to reduce inflammation of the mouth, throat, and tonsils, this colorful herb has many soothing and healing properties. Calendula is most frequently used externally on wounds, burns, sensitive skin and for first aid purposes, as it may help soothe and rejuvenate the skin.


Common names: Calendula, Pot Marigold

Excerpts from The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook
With those bright, yellow orange flowers, you might mistake Calendula Flowers for any other marigold. But calendula is actually an entirely different plant. It's native to northern Africa and the south-central portion of Europe, but it can be grown elsewhere, including indoors. If you can't visually distinguish calendula flowers from marigold, you'll probably be more successful using your nose: regular garden marigolds give off a strong, unpleasant aroma (although some people like it); calendula flowers are comparatively milder. Therapeutic uses for calendula flowers include burns, inflammation, mucositis, and pharyngitis.

Excerpts from Practical Herbalism
Calendula is a remedy long used throughout Europe and the Americas for wound healing and ulcer treatments. Culpeper speaks of the flowers, either fresh or dried, as being "much used in possets, broth, and drink as a comforter of the heart and spirits, and to expel any malignant or pestilential quality which might annoy them."

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    WHAT YOU'LL NEED ~ For Infused Oil


    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Fill glass jar 1/3 full of herbal mix and cover with coconut oil (or oil of your choice). Screw on lid and place jar on top of a dishtowel in a crock pot.
    2. Fill the crock pot with water (but not above the jar's lid) and turn on warm for three days.
    3. Check the water level everyday to make sure the water hasn't evaporated, and fill as needed. NEVER pour cold water over a hot glass jar.
    4. After three days, strain off herbs from the oil with cheese cloth (while warm), and add grapefruit seed extract or vitamin E oil.

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    • 1 cup Herbal Infused Oil
    • 5 tablespoons Beeswax
    • 9 drops grapefruit seed extract

    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. In a sauepan on stovetop, melt beeswax into Infused Oil. When beeswax is melted, remove from heat and add grapefruit seed extract.
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    • 1/8 cup jojoba oil
    • 1/8 cup Stockton aloe (or any other aloe vera)
    • 10 drops rose essential oil
    • 1 teaspoon Raw Honey
    • 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil

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    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Fill glass jar 1/3 full of herbal mix and cover with coconut oil (or oil of your choice). Screw on lid and place jar on top of a dishtowel in a crock pot.
    2. Fill the crock pot with water (but not above the jar's lid) and turn on warm for three days.
    3. Check the water level everyday to make sure the water hasn't evaporated, and fill as needed. NEVER pour cold water over a hot glass jar.
    4. After three days, strain off herbs from the oil with cheese cloth (while warm), and add grapefruit seed extract or vitamin E oil.

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    • 1/3 cup Infused Oil
    • 3 tablespoons shea or cocoa butter
    • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Glycerin
    • 1/4 cup witch hazel
    • 2 tablespoons aloe vera juice
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    • 1 tablespoon Raw Honey
    • 15-20 drops sandalwood essential oil
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    1. Heat the infused oil and shea/cocoa butter in a saucepan until just melted. Pour into a pan and cool until set.
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    1. Fill glass jar 1/3 full of herbal mix and cover with coconut oil (or oil of your choice). Screw on lid and place jar on top of a dishtowel in a crock pot.
    2. Fill the crock pot with water (but not above the jar's lid) and turn on warm for three days.
    3. Check the water level everyday to make sure the water hasn't evaporated, and fill as needed. NEVER pour cold water over a hot glass jar.
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    HOW TO MAKE IT...

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    • 5 tablespoons Beeswax Pastilles
    • 9 drops grapefruit seed extract

    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Melt beeswax into oil on stovetop double boiler, until completely dissolved.
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    WHAT YOU'LL NEED ~ To Infuse Herbal Oil


    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Fill a glass jar 1/3 of the way full with equal parts of each herb.
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    2. Set jar on top of a towel in a crockpot filled with water, on the warm setting for 3 days. Watch water level and be very careful not to pour cool water on a hot jar, as this can cause it to explode.
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