Calendula Carrier Oil

£13.27 £63.19 inc VAT

Soothing and Calming

Fixed oil is not obtained from this plant but extracts are produced which make the therapeutic properties of the plant available. Chiefly, the flowers are macerated in a fixed oil to produce Calendula Oil.

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Description

Calendula | Latin Name: Calendula Officinalis | Family: Asteraceae | Extraction: maceration | Plant Part: Flowers

A pale yellow mobile oil is also known as Marigold oil, to obtain the oil the flowers are macerated in fixed oil to produce this carrier oil.

This plant originated in the Mediterranean area and the annual herb has been grown since the Middle Ages for its single or double, yellow bright orange flowers. It can now be found in gardens all over the world where it grows to a height of 50cms and then seeds itself once fully established. Calendula is a diminutive form of the Latin calendae (the first day of the month) and the plant is so called because of its habit of flowering all year round in the wild. Officinalis is applied to all plants which in the past have been used for medicinal herbs.

 

Properties

Calendula has a reputation of being, antispasmodic, mildly diaphoretic and anti-inflammatory. is great for use on broken veins, varicose veins, soothing tired heavy legs and bruises. It is recognised along with Witch Hazel as an effective astringent. The plant has a tightening effect on the skin and contains skin proteins.

Methods of Use

15 drops of Essential Oil to every 50mls off Carrier Oil or Base Product.


Wrinkle Fighting Blend


20ml of Calendula Carrier Oil
30ml of Argan Carrier Oil

4 Drops Geranium Essential Oil
4 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
4 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
3 Drops Sandalwood Essential Oil


Apply a small amount to the area needed and rub into the skin, use daily or frequently.

Take your Carrier Oils and mix together for a 50ml blend. Then add in your Essential Oils one by one and mix well. Apply a small amount around the desired area avoiding contact with eyes.

Herbal Tradition & Folklaw

Herbalists value Calendula as a healer and it has been used as a remedy since ancient times. Extracts, tinctures and infusions of its flowers have been employed topically in popular medicine for slow healing wounds, bed sores, bruises, cuts, scratches, varicose veins, gum inflammation and burns.

Safety Data & MSDS

Calendula Has no known contraindications and Rose (1972) says that it causes no allergic reaction.

A brief note, that there are two types of marigold plants, Calendula and Tagetes, Tagetes being an Essential Oil.

Calendula MSDS

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