Here are 9 ways in which you can put the bountiful crop of calendula flower to great use!
Calendula is quite a common flower that is grown in the garden. It can be used to treat many skin, hair, and health related problems. However, calendula flowers can be put to use in various other things as well. Read on to know more about it.
Calendula infused oil. Soak dried calendula flowers with twice their amount of olive or almond oil. Let it infuse for several days and then massage this oil on to dry and irritated skin.
Calendula salve. Heat 100ml of infused calendula oil with 15g of bee wax, until the wax melts. Use this oil as first aid to treat dry spots, minor scrapes, scratches, razor burn, diaper rash, and other skin ailments.
Calendula lotion bars. Heat together 1/4th cup each of calendula infused oil, bee wax, and shea or cocoa butter, until everything melts. Pour this mixture in to silicone candy molds and let it set. You can rub these bars on any dry spot of your skin to heal dry and cracked skin.
Calendula soap. You can also use calendula in making homemade soaps with the calendula infused oil and calendula tea.
Calendula soak. Grind 2 tablespoons of dried calendula petal with 1/4th cup each of rolled oats and Epsom salt, ½ a cup of sea salt, until all the ingredients are well combined. Add a bit of lavender essential oil for fragrance. You can use this mixture as a bath soak for even itchy or sensitive skin.
Calendula tea. Use calendula to prepare homemade tea to treat a sore throat or to disinfect any wound.
Calendula cupcake sprinkles. You can use calendula as a natural colorant to prepare cupcakes and sprinkles for your baked preparations.
Calendula cream. Calendula can also be used as an interesting cream to soothe the skin, just like a body butter.
Calendula balm. Use bee wax, cocoa butter, and calendula to nourish and moisturize the skin with these all natural ingredients.