Calendula Balm

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The bees and kindergarteners were buzzing today as we finally put our months long collection of dried calendula flowers to work. We made our infamous Orca Calendula Balm.  The balm is great for cuts, scrapes, and bug bites. Students drafted up the recipes while I blended the calendula flowers in a blender and added the calendula dust to olive oil and beeswax that was being heated up in the greenhouse.

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The idea of growing your own medicine is pretty cool. Students have collected these flowers for months because it takes a lot to make this medicinal balm. They finally got their own container today. Yay!

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This is a fairly inexpensive activity and is a special way to carry the garden with you just about anywhere.

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