Here at Milk+Honey we use locally-grown, certified organic calendula flowers to infuse the almond oil for our lotion bars and the organic extra-virgin olive oil for our soaps. We steep the flowers in the oil like you would a tea bag. These beautiful, deep-orange flowers are a powerful, all-purpose skin-healing herb that soothes skin ailments from dryness and itching to rashes and burns, generally promoting skin healing, while making normal skin softer and healthier.
These are photos of farmer Kristen Davenport and her family, of Boxcar Farms. My other grower is Heather Harrell of For the Love of Bees. Both women work their land just outside of Taos, NM.
Oils infused with calendula can also be used for breast-health massage–a lovely use of Milk+Honey Lotion Bars.
Calendula is in bloom now, and we can’t wait to get another batch of these beautiful flowers from Kristen and Heather.