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Poor circulation?… Leg ulcers that are taking their time to heal?…Calendula and lavender infused natural cream.

infused calendula oilA while back we had a client whose mom had a leg ulcer that was not responding well to normal treatment. Her mom is a firm believer in more natural remedies and so was looking for a cream that would help the process externally. Christine did some research and found a recipe using calendula petals and we added our natural sweet almond cream and lavender essential oil to the mix.

Here is the recipe:

  • 1 cup calendula flowers
  • 1 cup natural sweet almond cream
  • 2 teaspoon wheatgerm (which contains some vitamin e)
  • 2 tablespoon jojoba oil (thise is easily absorbed into the skin
  • 30 drops pure lavender essential oil

Place the flowers and cream into the top portion of a double boiler (preferably glass) and heat gently over a medium heat. The cream should become liquid, but not boil.

Place some cheesecloth over a jug or bowl and pour the liquid into it. Strain all the liquid through the cheesecloth, squeezing it to get as much of the liquid as possible out of it.

Add the wheatgerm and jojoba oils to this and stir well with a wooden spoon.

Add the lavender drops and stir thoroughly once more.

Decant into wide-necked bottles and allow to cool thoroughly before placing the lid on.

calendula creamOur customer is very pleased with the result. After 4 months, her mother’s leg only has a slight red tinge left, the ulcer has healed.

We will make this mixture up for you with pleasure. Please give us 3-4 days notice as we prefer to make each batch fresh.

All the ingredients are available from us, as well as various sized bottles if you wish to make your own cream.

Happy brewing.

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