Last Updated on December 25, 2023 by Ellen Christian
This homemade Calendula Salve for Eczema is a wonderful salve for the relief of itching. Make this easy herbal salve for eczema and sensitive skin.
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Calendula Salve for Eczema
If you have irritated skin or skin inflammation, this calendula salve recipe is just what you need for relief.
I’ve been using a very expensive calendula cream on my very dry skin. But ever since I learned you can make calendula salve at home, I’ve switched.
You may also want to make this rosemary salve.
Is calendula salve good for eczema?
Yes, calendula salve is good for eczema. Calendula is a gentle herb and has anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also been found to be effective in treating skin irritation.
What do you use calendula salve for?
There are so many ways that you can use calendula salve or calendula oil. When it comes to herbal medicine, dried calendula flowers are very popular for their antibacterial properties.
- Relieving diaper rash
- Wound healing
- Chapped lips
- Cracked lips
- Razor burn
- Cradle cap
- Dry feet
What effects does calendula have on the skin?
Calendula is known to reduce inflammation and redness of the skin. This is why it’s great for calming down irritated and inflamed skin conditions like eczema. It also helps to soothe the itchiness associated with these skin conditions.
It has anti-fungal properties which can help treat fungal infections on the skin such as athlete’s foot. Calendula also has antiseptic properties which can help to reduce the risk of infection from cuts and scrapes.
So, if you’re looking for a natural remedy for your eczema or skin irritation, calendula salve is worth trying out!
How to use calendula salve
Simply apply the salve to the affected areas of your skin. For extra relief, you can wrap the area in a clean bandage and leave it on overnight.
For best results, use calendula salve twice daily for at least three weeks. After that time, you should start seeing an improvement in your skin condition.
Calendula is known for being beneficial for skin ailments from healing wounds to psoriasis.
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Materials for calendula salve
1 cup infused calendula oil
2-3 tablespoons beeswax pellets
5-10 drops of essential oils (optional)
2 drops of Vitamin E oil (optional)
Microwave safe bowl
You can get infused calendula oil here. Or, if you prefer, you can make your own from calendula flowers.
Are marigold flowers the same as calendula?
No, they are two different plants. You cannot use them interchangeably. You need calendula infused oil so you will need calendula flowers to make calendula salve. Or, use the infused calendula oil above.
Best essential oil for calendula salve
The best essential oils for calendula salve will depend on why you are using it. If you are using it to relieve itchiness, lavender is a good choice. You can also use tea tree oil or chamomile for its calming effects.
If you want your salve to have a pleasant scent, try adding a few drops of lemon, lemongrass, or rosemary essential oil.
If you enjoy using nourishing oils, get my essential oil recipes here and learn to make more natural skin care products.
How to make homemade calendula salve for eczema
Pour the beeswax pellets into the calendula-infused oil. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir for 30 seconds. Repeat until all the pellets have melted.
Add in a couple of drops of essential oil. (if using)
Pour the mixture into a tin or glass container.
Let it sit without the lid on for 4-5 hours or until it fully hardens. Once it is hard, then you can put the lid on.
Keep it in a dark place without much humidity, and it can last up to a year.
The infused calendula oil can be made with any type of carrier oil. This recipe used extra virgin olive oil, which is why it had a darker color. You can use coconut oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, etc.
You do not have to use essential oils, only if you want to add a scent.
If you want this to be a vegan recipe, swap out beeswax pellets for candelilla wax
If you do not want to use the microwave, you can use the double boiler method to heat up the oil and beeswax.
Use more beeswax pellets if you want a harder salve and less if you want a softer ointment.
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You can use a variety of essential oils to make it smell good and have more healing properties.
For a prettier salve, you can add dry calendula flowers to the top before it hardens.
You can use an infused oil that has more than just calendula. Lavender and calendula-infused oil have even more healing properties.
If you enjoyed this calendula salve for eczema, you may like these.
- 1 cup infused calendula oil
- 2-3 tablespoons beeswax pellets
- 5-10 drops of essential oils (optional)
- 2 drops of Vitamin E oil (optional)
- Microwave safe bowl
- 3 1oz tins
- Pour the beeswax pellets into the calendula-infused oil. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir for 30 seconds. Repeat until all the pellets have melted.
- Add in a couple of drops of essential oil. (if using)
- Pour the mixture into a tin or glass container.
- Let it sit without the lid on for 4-5 hours or until it fully hardens. Once it is hard, then you can put the lid on.
- Keep it in a dark place without much humidity, and it can last up to a year.
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