Growing Calendula & Making the Salve
In late winter, calendula and other varieties of herb seeds are sown indoors in a room dedicated to seed-germinating and other garden-related tasks. By early spring, the seedlings are ready to be transplanted into the garden. Each day during the blooming season, the calendula flowers are picked and laid out to dry on a screen. The dried flowers are then infused in oil-filled jars placed in a sunny, warm location for a minimum of two weeks. The blossoms are then strained from the now-orange-hued oil. The calendula oil at this point is ready to use on its own or made into a salve by mixing it with beeswax, poured into the containers and allowed to cool.
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