Calendula

 

Calendula belongs to the daisy family of plants and is mostly found in region spreading from Asia to Mediterranean. The word Calendula is originated from a Latin word "kalendae" which means first day of the month. Invariably this plant also blooms in starting of every calendar month of the year. Calendula oils is excellent for our skin and hence is used as a base for many skincare cosmetic products and oils. It has a warm earthy floral aroma.
"Marigold's antiseptic properties make it beneficial for treating burns, cuts, wounds and insect bites. When used as a massage oil, it help to reduces varicose veins and spider veins, and improves circulation." ~ Skye Alexander, Aromatherapy Card Deck: 50 Fragrances That Soothe Your Mood, Calm Your Mind, and Heal Your Body

 

 

 


 

Using Calendula Essential Oil

 

Dry Skin.

Calendula is an emollient and can help to moisturize dry skin. It also contains carotenoids which nourish the skin. Add 5 drops of calendula to your facial cream. Or mix 5 drops calendula and 2 tablespoon of jojoba or rosehip oil. Apply small amount daily after bath.


Health

  •  Mouth sores and Gum problems:To relieve mouth sores, gum problems, take mouthwashes and gargle. Add 5-6 drops of Calendula Essential Oil to warm water and mix.
  •  Calendula as Antiseptic: It has antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties, making it useful for salves and balms for cuts, wounds and for healing piercings. Any other lacerations, hang nails, bedsores, irritated rashes will benefit from using calendula.
  •  Wound Healing: Perhaps the most common and therapeutic uses of calendula for skin is for healing wounds. It is used on both new and old wounds, is safe for mucous membranes and has a great track record. Calendula speeds up cell proliferation which quickens healing. It also keeps wounds from hardening and forming scars.
  •  Healing Calendula Spray:A healing spray that can be misted on burns, insect bites, rashes, minor cuts and scrapes, bee stings, inflammations, bug bites, or used as a medicinal and soothing facial toner for acne or other skin irritations.
    0.5 cup of Water
    15 drops Lavender essential oil
    10 drops Calendula essential oil
    Mix all ingredients together and pour into a bottle with a mister top. Use as often as desired!
  •  Calendula Compress: A soothing and medicinal treatment that's effective and simple to prepare. Calendula compresses can be applied to burns, cuts and scrapes, bee stings, bug bites, inflammations, and other skin irritations.
    Add 10-15 drops of Calendula essential oil in 0.5 cup of boiling water. Create a compress by soaking a clean cloth in the herbal infusion and placing it on the skin. This process is gentle and may be repeated several times a day.

 

 

Massage

Calendula massage oil has great healing, soothing and softening qualities which makes it a good choice to include when mixing a massage oil or preparing a carrier oil blend. Add 6 drops of calendula oil to 2 table spoon of vegetable oil (grapeseed oil, olive oil).

 


Diffused In Air

Add 7 drops Cypress, 5 drops Eucalyptus, 4 drops Lemon and 7 drops Cedarwood Himalayan oil to a one ounce spray bottle with water for a disinfecting and enlivening room spray.

 

 

 

 

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