Sunday, June 3, 2012


This is one of the many cool projects we did in the garden this year at school. Above are hand salves and lip balm. Lucy's class picked plantain leaves and calendula flowers. Both have medicinal properties and both are plentiful weeds in the garden. We steeped them in olive oil for 6 weeks. The olive oil was strained and melted together with beeswax and coconut oil. The result is a very soothing salve for any body part that needs a little more than lotion. It can be used on bites or stings, too.  Each child took home 3 of those little tins as Mother's Day gifts. The lip balm I made at home. Similar ingredients but I added some color from an old lipstick and some honey and vanilla. Yummy!

1 comment:

Cindy or Bart said...

What a fantastic project!

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