Calendula Infused Oil
By Pure-N-Simple Soap
At this time of the year calendula is available and it is easy to make an infused oil that can be used as a facial moisturizer. Calendula is known amongst herbalists as “Mother of The Skin” as it offers anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties, which make it suitable for just about all skin conditions.
*materials available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market
• Calendula (may be purchased fresh and dried) *
• Olive oil *
• 8 oz. glass jar
Collect fresh calendula and dry it. Fill a glass jar 3/4 of the way with dried calendula and then fill the jar with olive oil. Stir, making sure all of the flowers are covered with oil. Let this infuse for 4-6 weeks. Strain the oil through a piece of cheesecloth, compost the flowers, and bottle the oil. Use a couple of drops and pat onto the face or wherever needed. A little goes a long way.