Make your own skin salve

Join KELT at the LOCAL Garden in Bath to make a homemade dry skin balm
Sat, 07/09/2022 - 7:30am

Dry summer skin be gone! Join the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) to soothe chapped lips and skin by learning to make your own skin salve on Saturday, July 23 at 10 a.m. Meet us at the LOCAL Garden in south Bath to use just a few simple ingredients to make a wonderful lavender calendula coconut salve, using calendula flowers grown in LOCAL garden. This workshop is designed for adults and children 8 years old and older. Containers and supplies will be provided. We ask for a suggested donation of $5 to cover the supplies. No prior experience needed!

LOCAL Garden Coordinator, Laurie Burhoe, has made her own using this recipe in past years. Calendula, in the marigold family, are flowers that have a huge variety of uses. Oil made from the flowers is gentle and cooling, perfect for anyone spending a lot of time outdoors and is exceptional for those with sensitive skin. Our salve will be a simple homemade way to nourish dry and chapped skin and lips. Calendula flowers have been soaking in sweet almond oil for several weeks and are now ready to be used in a balm. Join Burhoe to get the recipe using coconut oil, beeswax and lavender essential oil.

This is a light rain or shine event. Due to limited capacity, registration is required by visiting or by calling 207-442-8400. The LOCAL Garden is located at the corner of High Street and Lemont Street in Bath. This program was generously sponsored by the Merrymeeting Bay Trust and the Whole Kids Foundation.