Calendula Oil – Calendula officinalis
Marigold, Pot Marigold
Light floral fragrance
Sunflower Oil – Helianthus annuus
Blends Well With
Most essential oils
With the maceration extraction method, the flowers are soaked in hot oil to have their cell membranes ruptured and the hot oil then absorbs the essence. The oil is then cleared of the botanical and decanted.
Calendula is used to prevent muscle spasms, start menstrual periods, and reduce fever. It is also used for treating sore throat and mouth, menstrual cramps, post-mastectomy lymphoedema, stomach and duodenal ulcers. The antimicrobial activity of Calendula oil is strengthened by the antibacterial action of sunflower oil.
Calendula is applied to the skin to reduce pain and swelling and to treat poorly healing wounds and leg ulcers. It is also useful for the skin, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inflammation of the rectum (proctitis), and conjunctivitis. Helpful for ear infections (otitis media), particularly in children. Early research suggests that applying Calendula ointment on the skin might reduce radiation dermatitis in people receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer. This oil is great to help with sore, inflamed and itchy skin conditions, also for burns, eczema and nappy rash, as well as sore cracked nipples. It is also used to treat thread and spider veins as well as varicose veins.
Use it as a base oil for ointments or for creams to treat skin irritations & inflammation. Use the infused oil, as a soothing base for homemade body balm.
A true sunshine oil, may be helpful with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). A twelfth century herbal suggests that simply looking at bright yellow and orange Calendula blossoms will “clear the head, improve the eyesight, and encourage cheerfulness.” Helps with nervousness, anxiety, or depression. A soothing, relaxing oil.
Calendula may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. There is a concern that it might cause a miscarriage. Calendula might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Using Calendula along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.
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- Essential oils can be powerful so to avoid all risks do not use during pregnancy.
- Keep away from clothing or articles which may be affected by oil-based products.
- Use sparingly and no more than 4 times per day.
- Gluten, peanut and dairy free. Non-GMO. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- If you are using existing medication, please consult your doctor before using any complementary products and check for pharmaceutical interactions by accessing this page https://www.drugs.com/npc/
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- We do not offer this information to diagnose or cure any disease or ailment, and it does not constitute medical advice of any kind.