Calendula (calendula officinalis)

Puressential Aromatherapy

I planted some calendula seeds late last Fall and one of them is blooming! Calendula is not just a pretty flower, but also cold hardy.

This gorgeous little flower, gracing so many home gardens has been used for centuries topically to speed up tissue healing after injuries, bruises, sprains and strains. It is a wonderful remedy for skin issues as well as gastrointestinal inflammation.

Calendula is one of the few plants that is used both in Western herbalism and Aromatherapy.

For this post, we will focus on its skin healing aspect. Calendula is vulnerary and anti-inflammatory, therefore, wonderful in any skin care product. It relieves the dryness, reduces the itchiness and inflammation and it is excellent for eczema and psoriasis.

How do you use Calendula flowers?

  • Herbal oil: fill a mason jar with recently dried Calendula flowers, pour enough olive oil to cover the plant material. Mix them well…

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