Crafting Calendula Salve

Explore our straightforward, step-by-step method to formulate your own soothing calendula salve at home. Perfect for beginners, this guide makes herbal skincare accessible to everyone!

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Calendula is a beautiful yellow or orange flower traditionally grown as an ornamental plant, but with amazing medicinal properties as well.

What is calendula?


A calendula salve is extremely easy to make and it can be used like a cream that has all the amazing benefits of calendula. 


Salves are essentially creams made from herbs, beeswax, and other ingredients. They’re used as topical ointments to treat skin conditions like acne. They can also be used on minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.


– mason jars or other containers with lids (such as empty cream containers) – a double broiler – if you don’t have a double broiler, you can use a pot/stainless steel/glass bowl within a pot

Supplies needed


This is a great DIY project for anyone looking to make their own herbal products. It’s easy and fun, and you can use the salve on your whole family. Swipe for the step-by-step instructions for making calendula salve at home:


Apply a small amount of salve to the affected area and allow it to soak in. You can use calendula salve twice daily for up to two weeks in case you have a rash – or as needed depending on your problem and desired result.

How to use calendula salve


Once your salve is ready, you should store it in a cool, dark place where it will be away from heat, sunlight, and moisture. If you have a pantry or cabinet that has good airflow, this would be an ideal spot for your homemade calendula salve!


I hope this guide will help you learn more about calendula and how to benefit from its unique healing properties.