|Harvesting calendula from our garden.|
When L was a baby I used Weleda calendula lotion on her all the time to help with nappy rash. It smelled amazing and was so good for her skin, but a bit pricy. Now I'm keen to harness the power of calendula for myself and see what I can make from it in my home kitchen.
Today I followed advise from this Frugally Sustainable post and harvested the heads of all the big flowers.
|My girls, endlessly fascinated by anything floral.|
Now I'm drying the harvested calendula flower heads on a tea towel in the kitchen.
When they're totally dry I will transfer them to a jar and pour olive oil over them to infuse. According to Frugally Sustainable, I will need to let them infuse in a warm sunny spot for 4-6 weeks, shaking daily.
I also checked out Frugally Sustainable's recipe for calendula lotion, and it looks totally doable but I don't have any witch hazel or know where to get it so, till that's remedied, I'm going to stick with the infused oil method.
Any idea where to get witch hazel in Wellington?