FROM SEED TO SKIN
We grow our Calendula flowers on our Permaculture farm all year round, giving us access to fresh flowers to make our calendula oil infusion from scratch for our amazing Calendula ointment.
We collect the seeds and sow them every season.
My daughter loves to help me pick the georges bright orange calendula flowers, as we chat about life. We pick the calendula flowers after the morning dew has lifted when the flowers are open and before the native bees are out. It is so important to pick after a few dry days so the pollen is still fresh and abundant to get that really rich orange colour.
Once picked we spread the flowers out on a drying rack and pick out any weeds and bugs.
I than take the fresh calendula flowers into my sterilised lab and begin the process of infusion. We use Victorian bio dynamic olive oil to infuse our calendula flowers. It takes a very long time to infuse. (there is a secret step i shan’t reveal that has taken many years to perfect)
I than blend the finished calendula infused oil with our magnificent local low heated bees wax to make our very popular Calendula ointment. Our local beeswax is second to none, non refined, low heated so it still has honey in it. Of all the samples that i have tested over the 10 years i have been making calendula ointment no other bees wax has come close.
Calendula is well known as natures antiseptic. I love using it as a lip balm, finger tip balm, dry knees, elbows and heels. My daughter suffered from a very dry eczema and it helped in relation to the very dry skin, helping to keep it moisturised all day and the beeswax gives a great barrier from the elements.
click on the link below for direct link to our calendula ointment
Thank you for taking the time to read our story and to all our loyal customers for your support over the 10 years that i have been making our calendula ointment.
xx Kay Saarinen