Calendula e.o. – 15 ml
The Calendula e.o. (essential oil), or Marigold oil, is extracted from its flowers. It is famed as a homeophatic remedy. It has many practical uses.
The Calendula e.o. is extracted from the leaves and flowers of the Marigold plant. The flower is native to Southwestern Asia. It is also well-known in Western Europe.
The plant was used by the Ancient Egyptians. They used it for its rejuvenating properties.
The name of the extract comes from the Latin word “calindae.” It means little calendar. This is due to the flower blooming on the calends (or the first of most months). Although similar, the plant should not be confused with its ornamental cousins. This other species are commonly grown in vegetable gardens across the globe.
The Calendula e.o. is distilled from the flower tops. The oil’s texture is quite sticky. It is also viscous. The scent of the Calendula oil is musky and woody.
The oil has many properties. These include it being:
- a tonic.
- a sudorific.
- an emmenagogic.
- an antispasmodic.
- an anti-inflammatory.
The oil is a great anti-inflammatory. It is very practical for stubborn wounds. It is useful against acne, ulcers, bed sores, and varicose veins. It is also effective against rashes and eczema.
The Calendula e.o. is also great when mixed with carrier oils. The essential oil is also great for people with sensitive skin. It’s mild properties also allows it to be useful on the skin of babies.
The oil also has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It helps wounds achieve a speedy recovery. It also allows minor cuts to heal faster. It can also aid in the relief of insect bites.
Note: Although remedial, people with major health ailments like cancer, or epilepsy should avoid use. Non—toxic, non—irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals. Not to be used while pregnant.