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How to Make Your Own Calendula Oil – 2 Methods

Learn how to make your own calendula oil with these 2 easy methods plus I share how to use Calendula oil effectively for different scalp issues.

I started the Calendula oil series with Eliminate Sore, Itchy, and Inflamed Scalp Issues with Calendula Oil.

Calendula oil has great anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, which makes it ideal for scalp issues.

Additionally, it boasts regenerative properties which can provide an ideal environment for healthier hair follicles leading to better hair growth.

2 DIY Calendula oil recipes for scalp issues. Simple, fast and effective

How to Make Calendula Oil for Hair

There are two methods you can use to make your own Calendula oil. For both methods, you will need the following ingredients:-

How to Make Calendula Oil – Method 1

  • Put the dried Calendula petals in the glass jar and fill the jar halfway with your carrier oil of choice.
  • Stir and cover up the jar.
  • Steep the petals for up to 4 weeks in the jar.
  • After 4 weeks, drain the oil and discard the petals.
  • Store the oil in a glass jar. It can last up to a year if you keep the lid closed tightly between uses and stored in the refrigerator.
  • You can add star anise seed oil or vitamin E oil to act as a mild preservative. 

dried calendula flowersDried Calendula Flowers

How to Make Calendula Oil – Method 2

  • Put the dried Calendula petals in a blender and add in the carrier oil.
  • Blend thoroughly then pour the mixture into a glass jar.
  • Set aside in a warm place for 4 weeks.
  • After 4 weeks, sieve the mixture and your Calendula oil is ready. You get more benefits out of the flower’s properties with this method.

How to Make Calendula Oil with Fresh Flowers

While dried Calendula petals are best for making Calendula oil at home, you can use fresh flowers if that’s all you have on hand. It will, however, include an extra step.

how to make calendula oil with fresh petals

Fresh Calendula Flowers


  • Cut the flower heads from your Calendula plant. 
  • Spread on a flat spray and leave it out to dry for a few days. You can also use a dehydrator to make the process faster. I like the Hamilton Beach Brand.
  • Once dry, pluck the petals from the flower heads and you have your dried Calendula petals.
  • To make the Calendula oil, follow method 1 or 2 outlined above. 

Where to Buy Calendula Oil 

If you’re not keen on making your own Calendula oil, below are two Calendula brands that are quite good for hair:-

Eminence organic calendula oil

Eminence Organic Calendula Oil

Herb Pharm Certified Organic Calendula Oil

Herb Pharm Certified Organic Calendula Oil

Calendula Herbal Tea Rinse for Hair (Lightens Hair)



  • Add the dried petals to the boiling water and let steep until the water cools down to room temperature.
  • Filter the mixture then combine the liquid with the cup of cool water. Your tea rinse is ready.
  • To use, shampoo and deep condition your hair, then apply the rinse. Leave in and style your hair as usual.
  • Tip: Make enough for one use and prepare a fresh batch every time you want to do a tea rinse. Once a week should suffice.

For more information about tea rinses for hair, have a look at Tea Rinsing Secrets for Healthy Hair Care and Growth.

You can buy dried Calendula petals here or grow your own Calendula flowers.

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Saturday 6th of December 2014

I think I'll give this a try. It looks so simple and easy.

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Friday 12th of December 2014

It sure is. Let me know if you get stuck with it. :)