Calendula Petal Delights: Tea, Mist, and Body Butter Recipes
Calendula Petal and Citrus Summer Tea:
Enjoy the summer days with a sip of this delightful and refreshing tea, combining the goodness of calendula petals with the zesty flavors of citrus fruits.
- 1 cup fresh Calendula Petals (rinsed and dried)
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 orange (sliced)
- 1 lemon (sliced)
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional, for sweetness)
- Fresh mint leaves (optional, for garnish)
1. Place the fresh Calendula Petals in a teapot or heat proof container.
2. Pour the boiling water over the petals and let them steep for 5-7 minutes to infuse the flavors.
3. Slice the orange and lemon into thin rounds.
4. After steeping, strain the Calendula Petal-infused water into another teapot or serving pitcher.
5. Add the orange and lemon slices to the infused water.
6. Sweeten the tea with honey or maple syrup if desired, stirring well to combine.
7. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature before transferring it to the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.
8. Serve the Calendula Petal and Citrus Summer Tea over ice, garnished with fresh mint leaves for an extra burst of freshness.
Calendula Petals Soothing Face & Body Mist:
Treat your skin to a refreshing and soothing mist that harnesses the gentle nourishing benefits of Calendula Petals.
- 1/2 cup dried Calendula Petals
- 1 cup distilled water
- 1 tablespoon witch hazel (optional, for extra soothing properties)
- 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil (or your favorite essential oil for fragrance)
- 1 empty 8 oz spray bottle
1. Bring the distilled water to a gentle simmer in a small saucepan and remove from heat.
2. Add the dried Calendula Petals to the hot water and let them steep for 15-20 minutes, allowing the water to cool down with the petals immersed.
3. After steeping, strain the Calendula Petal-infused water into a clean bowl or measuring cup. Discard the used petals.
4. If using witch hazel, add it to the infused water and mix well.
5. Let the mixture cool to room temperature before adding the essential oil of your choice. Stir to combine.
6. Use a funnel to carefully pour the Calendula Petals Soothing Mist into an empty 8 oz spray bottle.
7. Secure the spray bottle cap tightly, and your soothing face & body mist is ready to use!
Usage and Storage:
Shake the bottle well before each use to distribute the essential oil evenly.
Close your eyes and lightly mist your face and body with the soothing mist, holding the bottle about 6-8 inches away from your skin.
Allow the mist to air dry or gently pat it into your skin for quicker absorption.
Use the Calendula Petals Soothing Face & Body Mist anytime your skin needs a refreshing and nourishing boost, especially after spending time in the sun or to calm and hydrate your skin throughout the day.
Store the mist in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. For longer shelf life, consider storing it in the refrigerator, especially during hot summer months. The mist should stay fresh and effective for about 2-3 weeks. Discard any remaining mist after this period or if you notice any changes in its appearance or scent.
Simple and Easy Calendula Body Butter Recipe:
Pamper your skin with this luxurious body butter infused with the gentle goodness of calendula petals.
- 1/2 cup shea butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup sweet almond oil (or any carrier oil of your choice)
- 2 tablespoons dried Calendula Petals (finely ground)
- 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional, for fragrance)
1. Melt the shea butter and coconut oil together in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water.
2. Once melted, remove the mixture from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
3. Stir in the sweet almond oil and finely ground Calendula Petals, mixing well.
4. If you desire a fragrance, add 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil and stir again.
5. Transfer the mixture into a clean, airtight jar or container.
6. Allow the body butter to cool and solidify at room temperature or in the refrigerator for faster results.
Usage and Storage:
Use the Calendula Body Butter after a bath or shower for the best results.
Store the body butter in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat to maintain its consistency and properties.
For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas.
Discontinue use if any irritation or adverse reactions occur.
With these three delightful recipes, you can embrace the soothing and nourishing properties of calendula petals while enjoying the refreshing flavors and calming scents of summer. From sipping on a citrus-infused tea to pampering your skin with a soothing mist and luxurious body butter, these Calendula Petal delights will elevate your summer experience and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. So, indulge yourself in the gentle embrace of nature's wonders and let the Calendula Petals work their magic!