Safflower Psoriasis and Dry Skin Ointment
This smooth, velvety ointment is specifically formulated to treat psoriasis, but is healing to dry, chapped skin as well. Calendula flowers impart a deep golden tint to the pale yellow colored safflower oil along with extra antibacterial and healing properties. Turmeric is especially valued in Ayurvedic skin care.
2/3 cup Calendula infused safflower oil
3 tablespoons emulsifying wax
75 drops turmeric oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
Make the base oil by infusing dried calendula flowers in safflower oil for 2 weeks.
Heat the oil and wax together in a double boiler, or heatproof Pyrex measuring cup in a water bath, until the wax is completely melted.
Pour into clean glass jar
Add turmeric oil while still warm, but not set.
Add 5 drops of peppermint essential oil if wanted for pain
Cap and store. Its ready to use.