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Diaper Creme (Calendula Creme) Recipe

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This recipe for Diaper Creme (Calendula Creme), by , is from The Sherry Richards Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

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Calendula Cream
2 cups calendula flower
1 cup comfrey leaf
1 cup chamomile flower
1 cup lavender flower
optional: 1/2 cup marshmallow root
optional: 1/4 cup myrrh gum
optional:1 cup St.-Johnís-wort flower
1 litre ( 4 cups ) Sweet Along Oil or similar e.g. Olive oil or grapeseed oil
Grated beeswax ( about 1/4 cup grated)
optional: lanolin
optional: Essential oil such as Lavender
optional:Vitamin E Oil

1. Combine the herbs and Olive oil in a glass jar. Cover tightly and place in a warm, sunny spot for 2 weeks. Strain through muslin or cheesecloth - squeezing tightly to get all the drops out.
alternately - combine 1/2 the herbs with oil for 2 weeks./strain - then other half for 2 more weeks in same oil for a stronger infusion.
2. Place mixture in a double boiler and warm for 1 hour over very low heat. Strain.
3. Add 1/4 cup grated beeswax for each cup of oil. Continue to warm until beeswax is melted.
4. Check for desired consistency by placing 1 tablespoon of mixture in the freezer for a few minutes. If too soft, add more beeswax. If too hard, add more oil.
(it should be easy to spread firm enough to keep itís shape)
5. Add optional Vitamin E oil and Lavender essential oil. Store in small jars or tins.

Baby food jars work well, I really like the 125 ml mason/canning jars and then I buy plastic lids for them.
Every mom I have given as baby gift has either asked me for recipe or even for more.




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