CALENDULA ESSENTIAL OIL

Calendula essential oil is best for blemished skin.

Scientific name:  Calendula oficinalis

Common name:  marigold

Family:  Asteraceae, daisy

Plant Origin:  Egypt

Form:  steam distilled essential oil

Parts:  flowers


BEST FOR SENSITIVE AND OILY SKIN

FEATURES

  • anti-inflammatory
  • antiseptic
  • astringent
  • demulcent
  • stimulates collagen synthesis
  • stimulates cell regeneration

BENEFITS

  • healing
  • cleansing
  • firming
  • soothing
  • smoothing
  • anti-aging

FUNCTION

  • active

GREAT FOR:

  • burns
  • cracked + rough skin
  • cuts
  • eczema
  • nappy rash
  • cracked nipples
  • insect bites
  • rashes
  • varicose veins

The beautiful yellow flowers of the calendula plant (also known as the pot marigold) are used on the skin for their antifungalantisepticastringentdemulcent and vulnerary properties. Its active constituents include: high amounts of flavonoids which are anti-inflammatory and antibacterialarabinogalactanssaponins (such as oleanolic acidbeta-carotene, lutein and other carotenoids), terpenespolysaccharidespolyacetylenes and phenolic acids. "Where calendula is applied, no pus will form," is an old adage that has been past on through generations, hence calendula’s reputation for healing cuts, bruises, rashes and irritated skin.

see also calendula flower extract