Sometimes I get dry skin in the winter time.
I’ve been using my lavender tallow balm for a while now, but I decided to experiment with some other healing herbs and essential oils.
So, I whipped up some Calendula Rose lotion to soothe, balance and support healing my dry skin.
Calendula has a long history of use as a wound-healing and skin-soothing botanical. This lovely marigoldlike flower (although called pot marigold, it is not a true marigold) is considered a vulnerary agent, a substance that promotes healing. Calendula also has anti-inflammatory and weak antimicrobial activity. It is most often used topically for lacerations, abrasions, and skin infections; less commonly, it is used internally to heal inflamed and infected mucous membranes. (source)
A cell rejuvenator and powerful antiseptic, rose essential oil soothes and heals skin conditions.(source)
It’s really pretty easy to make.
- In a double boiler, melt the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil. (You can also use two pots...)
- Once they have melted to a uniform texture, add the calendula oil, vitamin E oil and rose essential oil.
- Pour into the mason jars and allow to cool.