31. Dec, 2021

Calendula cream

I must be feeling a little bit better as yesterday I made up the calendula cream skin care - primarily for Rusty but can be used for all minor skin irritations and bites and stings. It is a bit of an involved process as the calendula flowers must be picked and dried and then an oil infusion of olive oil and coconut oil left to seep for about 3 -4 weeks. The oil turns a lovely golden colour. This is then mixed with a small amount of beeswax and then in a prewarned mixer warm water is tricked in with the mixer going - I have a craft one especially for my craft processes. I add a bit of natural preservative to stop the mix going off and then pour into old face cream containers - It made 4. Once it sets it is quite smooth and easy to apply. We'll see how it goes on Rusty's yeast condition under his front leg