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"Where do you buy Calendula? I've never even heard of it."
Well, Jennifer, Calendula is actually commonly referred to as "pot marigold" (and no, I'm not an expert on it, I just learned that as I've researched this stuff *laugh*) and I've found that the petals, especially when you steep them in olive oil and let them transfer all of their goodness to said olive oil, ROCK HARD in fighting eczema! I absolutely love the calendula oil (just the steeped olive oil, but when the process is done it's referred to as calendula oil :) applied directly to the really nasty irritated parts of my son's eczema but I've found that calendula salve kicks about 99.9% of commercial moisturizers to the curb (and I do not say that lightly believe me because I've tried them ALL!). It's one of the "all natural" super troopers when it comes to moisturizing and healing skin.
As for where to find Calendula...I'm not really SURE about local resources for it just because I've never really tried and looked for it. But, I buy mine from Jen's Teas Herbs and More on Etsy. 1/4 lb of calendula petals will run you 5.70 AFTER shipping. And trust me, 1/4 lb doesn't seem like a lot but you get a freezer bag pretty with a HUGE amount of calendula petals in it (she goes by weight, not volume :). Right now if you hit her shop the calendula petals aren't going to show up just because I JUST purchased her listing for them like 10 minutes ago (buying ahead principle for me), but it does seem to be one of her normal items she lists.
Next up is a question from Sharon,
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I can't think of any killer sales on them right this moment (daily deal or local-wise), but where I usually buy my reusable snack bags is from Thread Bare Stitcher on Etsy. What I love about this shop is that her reusable snack bags are SUPER cute, great quality and dirt cheap (what's not to love?) compared to other outfits. For example? You can get 8 reusable snack bags for less than 20.00 shipped. Here's the link to some with Halloween themes on them (like the ones seen above). Halloween Snack Bags. And yes, the snack bags are decent sized. They are usually big enough to hold 2 days worth of snacks (Gold Fish Crackers, etc.) in one bag for my kids in pre-school.
And there you go folks! Enjoy! And thanks for writing :).