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Calendula oil comes from the Marigold flower native to Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean. It looks like a simple flower but it has so many health benefits for the skin. Calendula oil is produced via steam distillation of the marigold flower tops. A previous article on the site covered 8 Benefits of Calendula Oil for the Skin.
Calendula oil is a natural remedy, which contains anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. These properties speed up healing of cuts and scraps and promotes cell regeneration. It also promotes healing on the scalp.
Historically, calendula was used to treat ailments such as ulcers, fever and PMS symptoms while calendula tea was used for boosting the immune system. Calendula tea is featured prominently in Tea Rinsing Secrets for Healthy Hair Growth.
You can buy calendula oil or make it on your own with these 2 nifty methods. However, there are many skin care products that have calendula oil as a base helping to infuse its many properties. Calendula oil, along with dried calendula petals, can be used an ingredient in many home remedies for skin and oral health. I have included a few of my favorites as well in the recommendations below.
12 Beneficial Calendula Oil Products for the Skin
Credentials Calendula Oil Creme is a silky and lightweight product ideal for sensitive, oily and acne prone skin. It brightens, nourishes and moisturizes the skin. It does contain parabens albeit at the bottom of the ingredient listing. BUY HERE.
Formulated with squalene, mango seed butter, calendula oil and lavender oil, this eye balm is supposed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark circles and improve skin elasticity. Based on the ingredient profile, this is an excellent cream for eyes. BUY HERE.
Hydrating hand cream that helps relieve dryness and leave the hands soft and supple. It also contains babassu butter, which protects the skin against environmental factors that bring on premature aging. This hand cream isn’t sticky and has a nice smell. BUY HERE.
This face wash gently clears dirt and impurities from combination to oily skin without leaving skin dry. It’s also ideal for sensitive skin. It’s soap free as well as paraben free. The pump cover helps manage usage so it lasts longer. BUY HERE.
Soothing gel that leaves the skin feeling refreshed as it cleanses and heals. It’s a highly concentrated formula so a little is all you need and the bottle can last for a long time. The cleanser consists of natural and earth-friendly ingredients. BUY HERE.
From the popular Dermalogica range, this gel treats spots and breakouts. Contains calendula, chamomile and st. Johns wort, which helps soothe irritation while 5% benzoyl peroxide concentrate helps eliminate bacteria trapped under the skin. Best used only a few nights a week as benzoyl peroxide can be drying on the skin. BUY HERE.
This hand made cream contains many lovely ingredients apart from calendula oil such as olive oil, vitamin E oil and lavender oil. Formulated to soothe, moisturize and rejuvenate skin. Can be used all over the body. BUY HERE.
This one is for the babies. Great for diaper rash and common skin irritations in babies like cuts and bug bites. It’s light and easily absorbed into the skin. BUY HERE.
This salve is ideal for cuts, wounds, burns and bruises. This product includes infusions of calendula petals and comfrey root and contains olive oil, cherry kernel oil, jojoba oil and lavender essential oil. Creation Farm Calendula Comfrey Super Salve is also ideal for eczema and psoriasis. BUY HERE.
Another healing balm suitable for a multitude of skin conditions especially dry and cracked heels. Made with certified organic products and handcrafted in a solar powered environment. All Good Goop Organic Healing Balm has a mild clean scent and is easily absorbed into the skin. BUY HERE.
Mambino Organics Calendula Nursing Balm is for nursing mommies during the first few months. This balm helps heal chapped and sore nipples. It also contains sea-buckthorn oil, which is one of my favorite oils for hair and skin. Available in stick form that can be rubbed on the affected area. BUY HERE.
A rich balm for soothing eczema and dry skin. Four Cow Farm Calendula Remedy can be used all over the body including the nipples when breastfeeding. Also contains vitamin E oil, jojoba oil and roman chamomile essential oil. A little goes a long way. BUY HERE.
While there are many other calendula oil based products on the market, these 10 are quite popular. Annmarie also has a wide range of calendula oil based beauty products.