How To Make Your Own Marigold Sunburn Cream (Salve)

Sunburn salve handmade by you

With the impending heatwave and ‘hotly’ anticipated Summer, we think this Sunburn salve will solve any sunburn worries.

Get this salve ready in 30 minutes and it should last you all summer. What’s more it’s made of 100% Natural ingredients with no nasty toxins and is great for your skin.

Whilst this recipe should ‘solve’ (haha) any sun burns, it’s also good for:

  • Rashes (Heat and skin conditions)
  • Chapped lips
  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Dry skin
  • Minor burns

Why Marigold?

Marigold has been used for centuries to support the immune system, heal skin and help fight infections. Marigold is best known for its cell repair and growth. In its raw form, Marigold is a natural antiseptic and has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. What’s more, Marigold works gently, so is great for sensitive skin. Using ‘Too much’ need not be a worry. Check out our Marigold Soap Bars to introduce this beautiful flower and all its loveliness into your skin care routine.

skinburn salve from marigold hand made

Gather The Following Ingredients And Supplies:

dried calendula is great for the skin


Most of these ingredients are available from most Health food stores…and Amazon.

  1. 60g dried calendula petals
  2. 120g extra virgin olive oil
  3. 30g grated beeswax or beeswax pastilles

copper measuring spoons


  • Table spoon
  • 2-cup glass measuring cup
  • Rubber bands
  • Crockpot
  • Heavy Saucepan
  • Cheesecloth (or cotton fabric)
  • Clean container to store

sunburn salve naturally hand made

Step One: Place olive oil and calendula petals in the top of a crockpot and warm over medium heat for at least 30 minutes.

Step Two: Strain oil by placing a cheesecloth over a strainer and setting over a bowl. Press the petals with the back of a spoon to get out the excess oil. Then gently gather up the edges of the cheesecloth and wrap it around the petals, squeezing out as much oil as possible.

Step Three: Pour the strained oil into a heavy saucepan and turn the heat on low. Add the beeswax and stir occasionally until melted.

Step Four: Pour into a clean container, leaving uncovered until completely cooled.

Step Five: Use sparingly on affected area and chill!

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