Calendula Healing Salve for Holiday Gift Giving

Get ready, folks! Your favorite DIY diva is back in action, spreading holiday cheer and handcrafted luxuries like confetti at a parade. That's right, it's time to treat my loved ones to some homemade magic.

First on the menu is my Elderberry Syrup. It's like a superhero in a bottle, swooping in to keep everyone hale and hearty during the festive season. And let's face it, who doesn't want to dodge those pesky holiday sniffles?

Next up, is my Calendula Healing Salve. This little gem is the equivalent of a warm, cozy blanket for your hands, soothing and softening those parched paws during the harsh Fall and Winter months. 

Now, cast your minds back to that post where I spilled the beans on how to make your own Calendula Infused Oil. Yep, that golden elixir is about to take center stage as we transform it into a thick, rich salve. 

This salve isn't a one-trick pony, oh no. It's the perfect shield for hands, feet, knees, and elbows, making them feel like they're spending winter in the Bahamas, rather than braving the cold weather. 

So, get your crafting hats on, it's time to whip up some homemade holiday magic!

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.