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Recipe: Gardener's Calendula Hand Salve

After a day out in the garden, treat your hands to this soothing salve to repair rough, cracked skin. Made with herbal infused oil, it smells delightful and makes a lovely gift for a gardening friend, or for your own hardworking hands.


  1. In a clean jar, pour olive oil over dried plant material, ensuring that oil is covering herbs by at least 1 inch.
  2. Place jar in a pot of water and heat at a gentle simmer for about 3-4 hours.
  3. Strain oil through cheesecloth into another clean jar.
  4. Add beeswax and cocoa butter.
  5. Place jar into pot of water and heat gently until beeswax is fully melted.
  6. Pour mixture into salve containers and let cool.

Store in a cool place and use liberally to repair dry, cracked hands.

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At A Glance

TOTAL: 4 hours, 30 minutes
YIELD: Makes approximately 16 ounces.