by Nicole Wines
This week’s D.I.Y. is a simple step-by-step tutorial on making your own calendula infused oil. We grow calendula in all of the Raíces EcoCulture garden plots so the blooms are always in abundance.
We only remove flowers from about half of our plants and leave the remaining blooms for the pollinators and for seed production. The picked flowers are left to dry for a few days in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Once dry, we remove the petals and use them in tea mixtures and to make calendula infused oil. This is a simple set of instructions. If you want more info, check out this great blog post from rootsimple.com and explore the links and resources listed at the end of this post.
- Dried calendula flowers or petals
- Olive oil or another carrier oil (ex: jojoba, grapeseed)
- Jar with lid
- Start with dried calendula flowers.
2. Fill jar about halfway with calendula (whole or petals).