Thursday, July 26, 2007

Organic Calendula OIl for Herbal Soaps

~Spooky's enjoying the Summertime Rays~

Instead of just drying Calendula flowers this year, I decided to make Calendula oil as well. I planted a large crop of organic Calendula seeds (Johnny seeds company) early this spring and I'm very pleased with the results.

I picked the flowers first thing in the morning, choosing only the healthy newly open buds. I washed them and made sure they were completely dried before filling a sterile jar of extra virgin olive oil with them. The jar of Calendula Oil was left on the window sill for only a few days, then I strained and discarded the flowers and keep the oil stored in the refrigerator.I'll be adding this Organic Calendula Oil to my Homemade Soaps & Salves.

Calendula is well known for it's healing properties.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Organic Lavender Salve

My Organic Lavender Salve is ready for sale! It's been a real joy formulating, packaging and of course "testing" the salve on myself and my family! I LOVE it!!
Because the salve contains Shea Butter and Coconut oil I knew it would soothe and soften the skin but I didn't know how quick it would work on really dry cracked skin. For the past few nights I've been putting a small amount on my cracked heals and even after the FIRST application I noticed a huge difference.
This weekend I'm planning on making a large batch of sample size Organic Lavender Salve and mailing them out to all the new customers that sign up for the Crow's Nest Mailing List. I'd love to hear your feedback! Thanks again for all your support~