Home Made Essential Items on an urban homestead

Soothing Healing Hand & Foot Salve

Dry rough hands and dry cracked feet try this.

This is a great Salve / Lotion that has natural infused Herb Calendula , Olive Oil, Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter, Bees Wax, And Essential Oils with healing properties, Anti-Fungal, Antiseptic, Astringent, it’s, Scrapes and skin issues Also Healing property’s.

It’s a great skin toner and improves elasticity, moistens skin,wrinkles, dermatitis,eczema,rashes,skin discoloring and used to Treat precancerous skin conditions also used in cosmetics for these reasons so that’s why I include it in my skin care products!



Great for dry cracked skin and rash or irritated skin.

Out door workers, Gardeners, or Chicken mamas, who constantly wash their hands, Even my hubby likes it! What about sandal weather?  It will soon be upon us and you don’t want dry cracked heels showing!   Great for cold dry winters and warm dirt digging summers! It’s a gold like color due to the herb Calendula no artificial colors or ingredients!  Simple to make and I usually put in small jars or small cosmetic jars of glass. If you keep the glass and re-wash it can be filled again also.

The Ingredients you will need to make :

-1/2 cup olive oil

-1/2 c herb infused oil( OR 1-cup olive oil and 1/4 c of avocado oil or if you like almond oil, coconut)

-4 Tablespoons Bees Wax

-1- Tablespoon Vit- E Oil (Add LAST after you remove from stove )

In a double broiler or small pan in a larger pan of 2 inches of water heat on low then add the bees wax and when slightly melted add the other above oils. Stir constantly till melted then remove from stove. Stir Oils well.

Now add the Essential Oils

Essential Oils

-10 drops of carrot seed EO

-15 drops of oregano oil

-20 drops of tea tree oil

-15 drops of lemon oil

-12 drops of orange oil

-6 drops of peppermint oil

Stir well and pour into small jars or cosmetic containers and when cool apply lids and store in cool dark place.


Will make great gifts or items in your shop!  And they are all natural and smell good too!


Home Made Essential Items on an urban homestead

Cold Infused Herbal Oils

Calendula (calendula officials) Pot Marigold  And Jasmine (jasmine officiale)  Infused Oil



Calendula and Jasmine infused oils

Infused Oils are simply infusing the dried flowers in oil and then left to soak for several weeks , then the oils is used again with the fresh herb extract. (cold infusion).  The oils can be used for massage oils or a basis for creams, ointments and soaps

I started my infusions by packing the flowers in a sterile pint jar then covered all the herb with organic olive oil making sure all the flowers were covered with an inch of oil on top.

I left it to sit for a week and then because I’m impatient decided to go ahead and do the Quick method which I’ll explain.   I put the jars of herbs into a slow cooker with a towel on the bottom to protect the jars and then filled the cooker with water to the half-way point of the jars with lids on tightly and placed the lid on the cooker and set at LOW temperature setting on 2-4 hours.  Then removed the jars and let cool then strained into new sterile jars through a tea towel or cheese cloth and replaced with clean lids and your DONE!   Remember to store in a cool dark place like a cupboard not close to heat!

Calendula is an antiseptic and anti fungal and can be used for cuts, scrapes, dry skin, inflammations and minor injuries.   This made a mildly scented fragrance.

Makes a great cream for this purpose.

 Jasmine  is a fragrant floral herb with anticatarrhal, antidepressant, and antispasmodic properties.  Other possible uses with coughs, eczema, menstrual pain and muscle spasms.    The fragrance was weaker than I thought it would be, making me wonder if the herb was as fresh as it should have been; So heads up and double-check if you’re ordering your herbs.   Choose a reputable company for  freshness and quality.

It is good for dry, greasy, irritated and sensitive skin.  I can’t wait to add to my homemade soaps!