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This is  a Badge Bit (BB) that is part of the PEP Curiculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB you will create calendula infused oil:
- Make a journal page about a recipe for calendula infused oil along with dosage information.
- Make the infused oil, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

Optional:
- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes of calendula and how to ID and harvest it. Add it to the herb section.








Web pages on how to make calendula infused oil:


https://blog.mountainroseherbs.com/healthful-calendula


https://mommypotamus.com/calendula-oil-benefits-uses/


https://www.tenthacrefarm.com/how-to-make-healing-calendula-oil/


To show you've completed this BB you must post pictures of the following:

- the journal page showing the recipe and dosage information of the calendula infused oil
- picture of the calendula being harvested
- picture of the infused oil being made
- picture of the finished infused oil in its labelled jar

Optional:
- the journal page showing the attributes of calendula and how to harvest and prepare it
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I grew calendula for the 1st time this year.  I picked the flowers, used them fresh, poured olive oil over it, put the mixture in a dark cabinet shaking once a week for 6 weeks.  Next year I will be making 4 times the amount of oil  to use in salves.
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calendulas in garden
calendulas in garden
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oil and flowers
oil and flowers
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calendula oil with flowers
calendula oil with flowers
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calendula salve preparation
calendula salve preparation
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medicinal oil with fresh flowers
medicinal oil with fresh flowers
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calendula info
calendula info
Staff note (Mike Barkley) :

OK, now it looks like it meets all the posted requirement!!! I certify this BB is complete.

 
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I've been paralleling Dawn on this project   My journal is on the computer so here's the appropriate parts cut and pasted:

Calendula
Culinary?  All parts are edible
Medicinal uses:
Antibacterial
Antiviral
Antifungal
Antiinflamatory
Accelerates healing (safer than comfrey)
Soothes menstrual cramps, stomach ulcers and shingles
Bruises, burns, sores, skin infections, rashes
Cleans lymph system and swollen glands
Locations:
Middle of herb bed

Basic oil recipe:
Put herbs in a wide mouth jar and cover with 1-2” olive oil, cover tightly
Set in warm sunny spot for 2 weeks
Strain out herbs using cheesecloth or muslin
Bottle

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Flower harvest time
Flower harvest time
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Soaking in olive oil
Soaking in olive oil
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All done!
All done!
Staff note (Nicole Alderman) :

I certify this BB is complete!

 
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This was a fun activity to grow Calendula from seed to flower to oil infusion.

Here's my PEP BB submission for make a calendula infused oil:
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Harvest 1/2
Harvest 1/2
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Harvest 2/2
Harvest 2/2
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Make
Make
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Journal
Journal
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Labeled
Labeled
 
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How long has it "steeped"?  Are you going to leave the petals in it?  The BB is asking for a pic of it in the oil and the "finished" oil labelled.  You have one photo so that's why I'm asking...
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:How long has it "steeped"?  Are you going to leave the petals in it?  The BB is asking for a pic of it in the oil and the "finished" oil labelled.  You have one photo so that's why I'm asking...



Hey Mike,
Here's the supplemental picture of the finished product for my submission.
Also, I steeped the calendula petals from 7/10 - 7/22. I strained out the petals today.

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Finished & Labeled
Finished & Labeled
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete! Along with your spiffy new Air Badge

 
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Here is my BB submission!

Starting materials (Never too late to do a BB right?):



I added some dried flowers to bulk it out with olive oil:


After 4 weeks:


Strained:


Journal Entry:

Staff note (jordan barton) :

I hereby certify this badge bit complete!

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