Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Fun with Calendula :: A Salve and A Scrub
Calendula, calendula. Nature's answer for my fickle, fair skin. The herb garden is offering up a ton of these golden flowers as-of-late. So I am steeping them in olive oil to make the simple calendula salve. One mason jar for me and another for a friend.
I am going to make a little extra calendula oil to add to my homemade facial scrub. This recipe is The Stuff and has saved me the pretty penny that I used to drop on Kiehl's products. It really exfoliates, but the honey and the oil moisturize, too.
Here's the recipe:
Mix the following:
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tblsp. calendula olive oil
1 tblsp. honey
Scrub gently into skin and leave on a few minutes. Rinse.