13 November 2008

This oil is sometimes incorrectly confused with tagetes, which is also part of the marigold family. However, Calendula oil is what is classed as a macerated or infused oil, where the plant material is infused in oil, and the botanical material then removed, leaving the oil with some of the properties of the botanical material.

Contains
Salicilyic Acid
Carotenoids
Saponins
Phytosterols

Extraction Method
Infused

Uses and Health Benefits :
  • Reduces swelling, aids wound and burn healing, helpful for acne, impetigo, eczema
  • Work as an antiseptic and regenerating
  • Work as an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, helps healing wounds, ulcers, bed sores, varicose veins, bruises, rashes
  • Useful for bed sores, broken veins, bruises, inflamed gums, varicose veins. Effective on rashes, dry, chapped or cracked skin. Especially useful for dry eczema
  • Use infused oil as 15 or 25%, some authorities and herbalists use neat
  • Recommended for mixed and oily skins, it is somewhat cooling and slightly drying
  • It is rich in carotene and saponins, and is excellent for damaged skin. Calendula is so gentle and healing that it's appropriate for babies, especially for helping to heal diaper rash
  • Calendula massage oil has great healing, soothing and softening qualities which makes it a good choice to include when mixing a massage oil or preparing a carrier oil blend
  • When looking for a base oil for massaging to use when suffering from skin problems, either with or without the addition of essential oils, then consider calendula oil

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