Check out these 8 benefits of calendula oil for skin and how to incorporate it into your skincare regimen.
Calendula oil is processed from the petals of the marigold plant by steam distillation. The Calendula plant is common throughout North America and Europe.
It has been used for cosmetic, culinary, and medicinal purposes since the 14th century and is common in a lot of gardens.
Calendula oil is sticky and viscous with a musky smell similar to the flowers it’s derived from.
Calendula oil can be used on the scalp to control inflammation, in creams and gels, tea, baths, and much more.
What Are the Benefits of Calendula Oil?
1. Anti-inflammatory & Anti-fungal Properties
The number 1 quality of Calendula oil is its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe itchy and inflamed skin while the antifungal properties in the oil can help with eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, etc.
2. Heals Wounds Fast
Calendula oil can help speed the healing process for cuts, burns, rashes, and bruises while also protecting the wounds from infection.
3. Excellent Moisturizer
Calendula oil is a great moisturizer for skin and you can use it as an ingredient in your DIY body butter. Helps hydrate dry and chapped skin.
4. Diaper Cream
Calendula oil is excellent for use on babies as a diaper cream. There are several popular baby products with Calendula oil such as Weleda Comforting Baby Oil and Weleda Diaper Care Cream.
Weleda Diaper Care Cream
5. Herbal Purposes
Calendula flowers are used to prepare an herbal tea which provides relief from menstrual cramps.
6. Cell Regeneration
The Calendula plant contains iodine, carotene, and manganese, compounds which help promote skin cell regeneration. Drinking the tea may also help alleviate symptoms of acne.
7. Vitamin A
Calendula flower oil contains a high amount of carotenoids (vitamin A compounds), which are converted to retinol and acts as a powerful antioxidant.
Where Can You Buy Calendula Oil
You can buy Calendula oil at your local health store or on Amazon. The best & trusted brands include:
Eminence Organic Calendula Oil
Salem Botanical Calendula Oil
How to Make Calendula Oil
You can make Calendula oil at home with 2 simple methods, which I’ve outlined in How to Make Your Own Calendula Oil – 2 Methods.
You can grow Calendula flowers at home or buy dried Calendula flowers to make the oil.
Starwest Botanicals Organic Calendula Flowers
Beauty Products with Calendula Oil
- Schmidt’s Deodorant Ylang-Ylang + Calendula Deodorant Stick
- Babo Botanicals Oatmilk Calendula Moisturizing Bubble Bath and Wash
- Kiehl’s Since 1851 Women’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash
- Logona Kosmetik Calendula Lip Balm Bio
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