Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis
Plant Part: Flowers
Infused In: Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Standardization: 20% dry herb/L of oil (i.e., 200 g herb per 1000 ml of oil)
Common Uses: Calendula has long been recognized for use homoeopathic preparations in order to restore health. It is said to have antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and regenerating properties, and has been proven to aid in wound healing. Combined with Olive Oil, it becomes an excellent salve even for serious burns, bruises, cuts and diaper rash. Calendula Herbal Oil is used in preparations for creams, ointments, tinctures, cosmetics, shampoo and baby wipes. It has soothing and skin softening properties, and is considered a good choice when preparing a massage oil blend with other carrier and essential oils.
Tinctures: 1:10 dried flower prepared with 70% ethanol
Creams & Ointments: Max of 15% Calendula Oil
Compresses: Tincture diluted 3 - 10 times with water
Poultices: Tincture diluted 3 - 10 times with water
Cautions: None Known.
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