A perfect herbal combination for hardworking / gardening / woodworking / craft making hands. Sesame oil is a popular ayurvedic oil used topically for dry, cold and irritated skin. Calendula offers soothing, repairing and anti-inflammatory quality that support topical wound healing like cuts and scrapes from hard working hands. Infused together in this oil, it can be used on the entire body, and also used as a base oil for salves.
Calendula flowers Sesame oil
In a pint size mason jar, fill loosely with dried calendula flowers, and cover completely with sesame oil. Top off with 1 tablespoon castor oil and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Secure the jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake well. Let it infuse in a warm place (a window sill is great!) for 6-7 days, shaking at least once per day. Strain out all of the herbs using a cheesecloth or thin, clean bandana, squeezing out all of the oil into another clean jar. Massage small amounts into your hands and cuticles throughout the day. Keep tightly sealed in between uses.