Benefits of CALENDULA OIL:
- Used to Treat: Spider veins, varicose veins, leg ulcers, and chilblains. Chilblain is a distressing and painful inflammation of small blood vessels in the skin that creates a sudden warming feeling from cold temperatures.
- Infant care: This oil helps diaper rashes, which can be extremely irritating to an infant.
- Cuts and wounds: The antimicrobial and antiseptic action of the oil help accelerate healing of mild cuts and wounds, and also benefit bed sores, acne, and insect bites.
- Calendula helps stimulate collagen that helps minimize scarring.
- Skin issues: Great for eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, as well as other skin problems.
- The anti-fungal activity of Calendula oil can also be great for treating jock itch, ringworm, and athlete’s foot.
- Helps stimulate the lymphatic system.
- Soothing: It calms injured areas and decreases the pain.
- Reduces Inflammation: It works well on sprains, muscles or bruises; its anti-inflammatory activity helps decrease swelling from injury.
- Powerful anti-aging properties.
- Low allergenic: It is a good oil for sensitive skin types.
- Pungent Floral Earthy scent.
- Very think oil that can be solid at room temperature.
- Absorbs quickly into the skin.
- Does not stain sheets.
- Good shelf life about a year, if refrigerated after opening.
Do you know what Calendula is? You may have it in your yard, or you might know someone who does. It is produced from the flower from the (pot) “marigold” plant. As children me and my friends would eat marigolds because someone told us that we could. It was more for the shock value when someone new was around. Once I started studying herbalism, I discovered how beneficial Marigolds “Calendula” really were.
Calendula oil has tremendous benefits. This oil is an infused “carrier oil” and not an essential oil. There is an essential oil made from marigolds named Tagetes. Nevertheless, Calendula oil is an amazing oil on its own or you can mix it with essential oils to make an exceptional blend. Calendula is also used in tinctures and teas for it beneficial anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
Calendula oils and creams are used to treat infections of the skin and to disinfect minor wounds. The plant’s immunostimulant and antibacterial properties make it exceptionally useful in treating slow-healing wounds and cuts in those who have compromised immune systems.
The antimicrobial and antiseptic action of the oil help accelerate healing of mild cuts and wounds and helps stimulate collagen that can help minimize scarring. Gargling with calendula water can ease sore throat. It is an emmenagogue; that is a herb used to stimulates blood flow in the uterus and pelvis region, and can stimulate menstruation. Calendula is also an anti-inflammatory and vulnerary herb and is useful for healing stubborn wounds, treating burns, amenorrhea, conjunctivitis, temperatures, acne, bed sores, varicose veins, rashes, eczema, ulcers, scrapes, bruises, jock itch, ringworm, and athlete’s foot.
Blending Calendula Oil with Essential Oils
Body Massage Oil: 40-60 drops of essential oil to about 4 ounces of Calendula Oil.
Everyday Home Use: 10-20 drops of essential oils with 1 ounce of Calendula Oil.
Therapeutic: 25-30 drops of essential oil to about 1/2 oz of Calendula Oil.
- Therapeutic blends are normally used to address a specific health issue and is not used long-term.
- Some Essential Oils need fewer drops due to their high potency.
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