Calendula-Rose Cream

Directions

  1. Bring to boil 18 oz water. Add 4 heaping tablespoons of tea/herb. Set aside the tea water and let steep for 30 – 40 minutes. Strain and discard herbs.
  2. Place grapeseed oil, glycerin, wax, Arborcide and citric acid in a double boiler.
  3. Slowly heat and melt the oil/wax mixture, stirring frequently with a wooden chopstick until the oil mixture is blended and melted.
  4. Remove the measuring cup from the heat. Carefully wipe all moisture from the sides of the glass measuring cup. Pour the tea water into a glass jar, insert immersion blender and turn on to start to mix.
  5. While the blender is running, slowly pour the oil/wax mixture into the tea. Blend at least 2 minutes.
  6. Add the essential oils and blend another 30 seconds more.
  7. Pour into containers while hot. Allow them to cool completely before applying lids.*Adapted from Rosemary Gladstar and Cynthia Kennedy

Ingredients

  • 18 oz. Calendula tea
  • 3 oz. Glycerin
  • 1 oz. Arborcide
  • 9 oz. Grape seed oil (or Rose Hip Seed oil)
  • 1.5 oz. Emulsifying wax (by weight)
  • .25 oz. Citric acid (by weight)
  • Essential oils (15-20 drops) Rose EO is fabulous but expensive

Prep Time
15
Cook Time
45-50