Saturday, October 31, 2009

Brewing Balm

Straining the calendula-infused olive oil through cheesecloth
(a few of the dry calendula flowers landed on top)

I made another batch of balm, and this time, I took a few photos along the way. Jackie continues to benefit from it-- it keeps his skin smooth and reduces the itch when his eczema flares a bit. (That continues to improve-- he's better all the time...). I was happy that I was able to brew up some extra stock to share with friends and family this go around, too. I'm sure Jack's not the only one who gets dry itchiness!

Just poured the balm into the jars-- still liquid.

Balm begins to solidify as it cools.


Katia Clark said...

That looks so awesome. It smells great too. You should sell it.

callie said...

we have this miracle calendula balm here that is amazing. I believe it's made in a german monastery. Roel's mom cut her face open very badly in an accident several years ago and she doesn't even have a scar! <3

Catalina said...

I love you. the last time I used "Ru cream" that's what I call the special potions you make, I just wanted to keep smelling my hands and I never wanted to wash them.