Essential Oil Calendula (15ml)
Essential Oil Calendula
(Calendula officinalis), the pot marigold, is a great herb for skin care, and has perhaps the longest history of use of any herb in skin care. Uses of calendula for skin range from beauty to first aid. Calendula is used in everything from lip balms, tinctures, wound washes and oils. Energetically, it is warm and both dry and moisturizing (being neutral in regards to moisture). Therefore, calendula has a special use for swollen, hot, painful and pus-filled tissue. Calendula is probably best used for chapped and otherwise irritated skin. Scientific studies find that extract of calendula can speed the healing of skin wounds and burns. Calendula is safe for children. It is wonderfully gentle and powerful.
This is an infused calendula oil, macerated for about a month and then extracted 100% pure. We have found that the infusion contains organic components not found in the essential oil alone. We have found that the infusion has not only better yield but also better healing qualities than essential alone alone, likely due to the larger amount of other organic components that would have been distilled and/or filtered out.
Aroma: Warm floral and Earthy
Traditional Use: Widely known for its healing properties for the skin. Calendula oil has been historically used to slow the aging process, help treat wounds and burns.
Properties: Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antifungal
How to Use: Topical, Massage, Bath, Diffuse, Inhalation
Blends well with: Frankincense, Damask Rose, Cypress, Lavender, Lemon
Safety: Generally considered safe. Not for internal use.
HISTORY OF USE
Calendula belongs to the daisy family of plants and is mostly found in region spreading from Asia to Mediterranean. The word Calendula is originated from a Latin word “kalendae” which means first day of the month. Invariably this plant also blooms in starting of every calendar month of the year. Calendula oil is excellent for our skin and hence is used as a base for many skincare cosmetic products and oils. It has a warm earthy floral aroma.
“Marigold’s antiseptic properties make it beneficial for treating burns, cuts, wounds and insect bites. When used as a massage oil, it help to reduces varicose veins and spider veins, and improves circulation.” ~ Skye Alexander, Aromatherapy Card Deck: 50 Fragrances That Soothe Your Mood, Calm Your Mind, and Heal Your Body
Calendula is an emollient and can help to moisturize dry skin. It also contains carotenoids which nourish the skin. Add 5 drops of calendula to your facial cream. Or mix 5 drops calendula and 2 tablespoon of jojoba or rosehip oil. Apply small amount daily after bath.
- Mouth sores and Gum problems:To relieve mouth sores, gum problems, take mouthwashes and gargle. Add 5-6 drops of Calendula Essential Oil to warm water and mix.
- Calendula as Antiseptic: It has antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties, making it useful for salves and balms for cuts, wounds and for healing piercings. Any other lacerations, hang nails, bedsores, irritated rashes will benefit from using calendula.
- Wound Healing: Perhaps the most common and therapeutic uses of calendula for skin is for healing wounds. It is used on both new and old wounds, is safe for mucous membranes and has a great track record. Calendula speeds up cell proliferation which quickens healing. It also keeps wounds from hardening and forming scars.
- Healing Calendula Spray:A healing spray that can be misted on burns, insect bites, rashes, minor cuts and scrapes, bee stings, inflammations, bug bites, or used as a medicinal and soothing facial toner for acne or other skin irritations.
0.5 cup of Water
15 drops Lavender essential oil
10 drops Calendula essential oil
Mix all ingredients together and pour into a bottle with a mister top. Use as often as desired!
- Calendula Compress: A soothing and medicinal treatment that’s effective and simple to prepare. Calendula compresses can be applied to burns, cuts and scrapes, bee stings, bug bites, inflammations, and other skin irritations.
Add 10-15 drops of Calendula essential oil in 0.5 cup of boiling water. Create a compress by soaking a clean cloth in the herbal infusion and placing it on the skin. This process is gentle and may be repeated several times a day.
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. Add 6 drops of calendula oil to 2 table spoon of vegetable oil (grapeseed oil, olive oil).
Diffused In Air
Add 7 drops Cypress, 5 drops Eucalyptus, 4 drops Lemon and 7 drops Cedarwood Himalayan oil to a one ounce spray bottle with water for a disinfecting and enlivening room spray.
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