Calendula coconut cream

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I found this super easy and amazing recipe on creative Christian mama. All you need is coconut oil and calendula petals. I cheated and bought my petals as you need so many flowers to produce this recipe and my garden just wasn’t up to it.

Quantities:

100g coconut oil (this is solid at room temperature)

30g calendula petals

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Over a very low heat melt the coconut oil (this happens very quickly so stay near by).
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Put the petals into a jar. Pour the coconut oil over the petals. Loosely put the lid on.

calendula_coconut_creamPut a cloth into the bottom of a sauce pan and place the jar on top.

Fill the saucepan with water until it covers the oil/petals.

Keep the pan on a low heat for 2 to 6 hours (depends on how strong you want the infusion).

Do not let the water simmer; the jar should get warm but not hot.

I heated mine for 4 hours as I wanted a relatively strong infusion.

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Once you’re satisfied with your infusion pour the oil/petals through a muslin cloth.

Squeeze the cloth to get all the oil out.

Then pour into the jar you want the oil to harden in.

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This cream is amazing for any redness, inflammation, pimples, rashes, ouchies, and especially amazing on cracked lips. I love love LOVE the smell of this cream and keep it next to my bed for easy access.

You can use this cream on it’s own or add it to other products I mix it with my bee balm to make my botty balm.

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13 thoughts on “Calendula coconut cream

  1. June 1, 2012 at 3:11 am

    So did you use dried calendula flower petals. I have been looking for a calendula essential oil and can only find it online as a co2 extract. I have read some controvercy with the co2 extraction method. I do have the calendula petals, so I think I am going to try your recipe. Thank you.

    1. March 1, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      Hello I did use dried petals. As the point is to extract your own.Good luck Mx

  2. June 10, 2012 at 6:34 am

    could this be done in a slow cooker?

    1. July 20, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      I haven’t done it in a slow cooker but I hear this is possible and works really well. Mx

  3. February 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    calendula is one of the main components in my favorite nursing cream – definitely will give this a try!

  4. February 7, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Hi, just wondering if its dried or fresh calendula?

    1. July 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Hello I use dried but fresh would work just as well. Mx

  5. July 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Lovely recipe, thanks for sharing! My daughters and i collected calendula for soap making earlier this year and we’ve still got some left sio will definitely give this a go. I bet it would also be gorgeous whipped into a body butter!

    1. July 20, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      Sounds wonderful I think it would be amazing in a body butter. Great idea! Let me know how you go. Mx

  6. March 1, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    HI, I’m just starting to make this, I’m using Calendula Tea, as that is all I could find. But the 100g of oil is coming nowhere near to covering 30g of the tea in the jar!! The tea has flower buds in it as well, if I put more oil in, is this just going to be a waste of time?? I’m actually planning on making your botty balm… cheers.

    1. March 1, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      Hello Jodie, I would just add more oil to cover the petals. It just means you’ll have a bigger batch or halve the petal quantity. good luck. The botty balm is lovely. Must make another batch myself Mx

      1. March 1, 2014 at 10:35 pm

        Thanks Madeleine, all done and dusted! 2 jars of Botty Balm plus some Calendula Coconut Cream left over. This is my first attempt at making anything like this, so I am really looking forward to seeing how it goes.

        1. March 1, 2014 at 10:43 pm

          Fantastic good for you. I normally have some calendula cream leftover so you can use this for your batch next time or just use it on it’s own. Welcome to the world of make your own. You’ll love it Mx

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