Monday, November 7, 2011

Calendula Healing Salve for Holiday Gift Giving

{Fresh-Picked Beauty's Handcrafted Calendula Healing Salve}

I adore giving my family and friends handcrafted luxuries for the holidays.  I typically make Elderberry Syrup to keep them hale and hearty and Calendula Healing Salve to soothe their parched hands during Fall and Winter. Think back to the post where I taught you how to make your own Calendula Infused Oil. Well, it is now time to craft it into a thick and rich salve that is terrific for shielding hands, feet, knees and elbows from the cold weather. 


I print these little tags that tell family & 
Frinds that the Calendula Healing Salve is "Handmade" by me! 


I printed my labels using Moo MiniCards which are totally adorable two-sided cards that you create. Wanna make your own MiniCards by Moo? Visit HERE

 Adorable!!! I love creating gifts like these!
 Feel free to copy my label's wording to create your very own. Head over to the Moo MiniCards website

Here is the front and back of the MiniCards I printed to use as labels for my 2-ounce jars. I simply attached them with 2-sided tape. 

I make a "big" jar for my loved ones with extra dry skin.  Here is the recipe...........

Calendula Healing Salve
Makes 32 Ounces (enough for 16 2-ounce jars or 4 8-ounce jars)


In a large glass measuring cup (4 capacity or larger) set in simmering water in a double boiler, melt the beeswax and shea butter together. Once melted, add in the Calendula Infused Grapeseed Oil and the Rosehip Seed Oil. Continue to simmer for a few minutes until all the oils are melted together.  Turn off the heat. Stir in the Vitamin E Oil and the Lavender Essential Oil. Carefully pour into jars to the very top.  **Filling to the very, very top of the jars ensures that you won’t get “sink holes” in the middle of your salve once it cools. Even if your pots do develop cracks in the tops, don't fret, it is still just fine and does not affect the product at all!
Use within 6 months.