Organically grown Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) also known, as Pot Marigold a well-known and well-loved perennial herb/flower. At least around here it’s a perennial. Known as a skin loving herb this flower finds it’s way into many bath and beauty products around here. From adding to the bath water for a tub tea, our potpourri blends, brewing tea, in salves and lotions, to sitting pretty fresh in a vase.
1 ounce=about 1 cup 1/2 pound=8 ounces=about 8 cups 1 pound=16 ounces=about 16 cups
Natural highlighting Calendula hair rinse for red and strawberry colored hair.
1 ounce fresh dried organic Calendula petals
2 cups hot water.
Add loose Calendula to a medium sized bowl and pour hot (not boiling) water over herb. Allow to steep covered overnight. In the morning or next day strain petals from infusion and compost used petals. Warm Calendula infusion to LUKE WARM (you can put your finger in it comfortably---not to hot!) and soak hair with it. Let sit 5-10 minutes with a warm towel wrapped around your hair. Rinse.
BE CAREFUL with the temp of your infusion so you don’t burn your scalp. This recipe is only good for 24 hours after that toss it out because, “nastiness” will start to grow in it.