{Adventures in Homemade Skincare} Healing Calendula Rose Lotion

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.

lotion I chose calendula and rose for their special, skin healing properties:

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)

IMG_5351 Rose essential oil is commonly used in skincare products for aging or dry skin. Rose is also:

A cell rejuvenator and powerful antiseptic, rose essential oil soothes and heals skin conditions.(source)

IMG_5354 The base of the lotion is shea butter and coconut oil.

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It’s really pretty easy to make.

Healing Calendula Rose Lotion
 
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Adapted from Wellness Mama's homemade lotion recipe. Makes about 16 oz of lotion.
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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup beeswax, tightly packed.
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup raw shea butter
  • ½ cup calendula oil
  • 1 tsp vitamin E oil
  • 1 tsp rose essential oil
  • 2 8oz mason jars
Instructions
  1. In a double boiler, melt the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil. (You can also use two pots...)
  2. Once they have melted to a uniform texture, add the calendula oil, vitamin E oil and rose essential oil.
  3. Pour into the mason jars and allow to cool.

This lotion is extremely moisturizing and perfect for all dry skin.

IMG_5340 It could also be used as tattoo aftercare lotion as it get its scent from the essential oil and no other added fragrance.

IMG_5346 What kind of lotion do you use for your wintertime dry skin? Feel free to share in the comments below.

5 Responses to {Adventures in Homemade Skincare} Healing Calendula Rose Lotion

  1. Debbie October 8, 2013 at 8:15 PM #

    This sounds nice! Does this smell like rose essential oil? Or does calendula have a smell?

    • Allison October 9, 2013 at 9:47 AM #

      Hi Debbie! I was hoping it would smell a little more like rose– it smells mostly like shea butter with a little rose and calendula mixed in.

  2. The Natural Beauty October 24, 2013 at 6:46 AM #

    Like Debbie i have the same confusion about its fragrance. How it will smell as it is home made product and most of home made products smells bitter or ugly.

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