It is time to put our feet back into shoes again so I felt inspired to make a strong calendula salve with tea tree oil. This is great for keeping away or addressing any fungal issues lingering between the toes and healing up blisters and cuts from a summer of outdoor play. Of course it’s great for many other applications as well because Tea Tree is an anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral essential oil that is highly tolerated by almost everyone. If we use an organic and sustainable source then we have highly effective medicine to work with. Calendula is also an effective, non toxic, herbal medicine. I hand pick and process this organically grown flower in several different ways and for this salve I used two different preparations in oil in order to give it a double impact. The first is a 4 week midsummer sun infusion into Safflower and Jojoba oils and the second is a 24 hour warm infusion of fresh flower into Safflower oil. These are blended with a small amount of lavender essential oil and a strong (20%) amount of Tea Tree oil. Apply this salve to minor cuts and scrapes.
I will have this salve at the market Thursday in Knivsta and Saturday in Uppsala along with many other great herbal preparations grown and produced here in Sweden.
I will be at the Uppsala Market again this Saturday morning for some hours. I will have the dried tea blends, dried herbs and the products I make from plants I grow. Also a few veggies, mainly Sungold tomatoes and Jalapeno peppers. It is a good time to get free shipping on any products ordered as I can deliver them in person.
I really appreciate Lavender and wanted to do a solo distillation when it was at its peak. Harvesting in the early morning sun when about half the flowers are open brought the most essential oil that I have seen yet, especially from a small distillation (about 1 litre of plant material).
Here is the oil in the separator.
………………….and the Lavender before distillation.