DIY: Infused Oils

Its been three months now since I set a jar of olive oil on the window stuffed full of calendula petals. We’ve been unusually blessed with sun this summer and so the oil has taken on a beautiful dark orange colour, indicating its now full of marigold-y-goodness....

DIY: Infused Oils

I’ve been steadily picking Calendula blossoms from my little herb garden for a few weeks now. It might seem like this blog is a bit too obsessed with Marigolds, but they really are wonderful, known as the ‘sunshine herb’ to gardeners and herbalists...

Herb Profile: Calendula

Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis Family: Asteraceae  Common Names: Marigold, Pot Marigold, Golds, Ruddes, Oculus Christi, English Marigold, Marygold Identification: small annuals growing to about 45cm high, with branching stems of simple, alternate leaves. They...