Calendula Hand and Cuticle Oil
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.
What you’ll need
Calendula flowers Sesame oil
What you do
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.
Author: Lindsay Kluge
Herbal Educator, Pukka Herbs US
Lindsay is a clinical herbalist and nutritionist with a passion for bringing plants and people together. Through her work as a teacher and practitioner, she is passionate about helping people feel empowered in their health through community organic gardening, health education, and connection with nature. She has worked in clinical practiced with naturopathic doctors and MD’s alike, bridging the gap between alternative and conventional medicine to bring comprehensive, research based botanical medicine to her local communities. With an undergraduate degree in horticulture and a Masters in herbal medicine, plants are Lindsay's love language. She currently serves as the herbal educator for Pukka Herbs in the US, and teaches clinical nutrition at her alma mater, the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is a guest lecturer at herbal medicine schools and conferences throughout the US.
MS Herbal Medicine
Years of Experience:
10+ years as a clinical herbalist and nutritionist practitioner