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Grow your own Calendula Balm Kit
This kit contains ingredients to grow and make your own calendula balms and oils. Calendula is naturally soothing and useful for maintaining healthy skin and treating minor stings, blemishes and grazes.
It is perfect as an introduction to making your own natural remedies. This is an interesting project for people wanting to live a more natural life, with fewer chemicals and who appreciate knowing exactly what is in the things they put on their skin.
The kit takes you from the growing of the flowers right to the packaging of the balms. It begins with a packet of calendula seeds to plant in Autumn or Spring.
There is also a pack of dried calendula flowers so that you can get going immediately.
Full instructions are included to teach you how to grow calendula, harvest and dry it, and then make oils and balms.
All you need to provide is an oil of your choosing - olive oil, rape seed oil or almond oil.
- Calendula seeds,
- Dried calendula
- Mixing jar
- 3 Jars for balm
- Full instruction cards
Key to flat lay -
a. Off cuts of unprinted newspaper used as protection to stop glass jars from breaking. Upcycled from printers as sub standard for newspapers. 100% recyclable/compostable.
b. Beeswax pellets from a sustainable free foraging hives.
c. Kraft paper stickers.
d. Calendula seeds from UK supplier packaged in glassine envelope with Kraft sticker printed in-house. 100% recyclable.
e. Jute twine and up cycled wool yarn. 100% compostable or reusable.
f. Glass jar with dried calendula flowers. Depending on the time of year these may be flowers from our garden or bought from an organic supplier. The jar is to use with the kit and is 100% recyclable/reusable.
g. 3 small glass jars with metal lids. 100% recyclable/reusable.
h. 4 instruction cards printed with water based inks on 100% recycled card. 100% recyclable. Tied with organza ribbon. The ribbon will be repacked with twine when stocks run out.
i. Kraft card box. 100% recyclable/compostable/ reusable or can be used as a plant pot for growing the seeds.
j. Gift card/label. Made from 100% EFC pulp (no Chlorine used) and FSC certified. 100% recyclable. We shall be moving to 100% recycled post consumer waste cards when this stock runs out.