Uses for Calendula Oil
1.Skin dryness or chapping — Calendula oil is a great moisturizer for dry skin and for severely chapped or split skin. It helps soothe the area and reduce the pain.
2.Inflammation — It works well on sprained muscles or bruises; its anti-inflammatory action helps lessen swelling from injury. Calendula oil also helps treat spider veins, varicose veins, leg ulcers and chilblains.
3.Baby care — The oil helps relieve diaper rashes, which can extremely irritate an infant.
4.Minor cuts and wounds — The antiseptic and antimicrobial action of the oil help speed up healing of wounds and minor cuts, and also help relieve insect bites, acne and bed sores.
5.Skin issues — Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and other skin problems can be soothed using calendula oil, applied topically. Calendula oil's antifungal action is also great for helping treat athlete's foot, ringworm and jock itch.
Is Calendula Oil Safe?
Calendula oil is generally safe for use, but I advise you to heed the following safety guidelines and considerations:19
1.Pregnant and breastfeeding women should generally avoid using calendula oil. Do not take calendula by mouth, as there is a concern that it might cause a miscarriage. Avoid topical use as well.
2.An allergic reaction may occur in individuals who have sensitivity to ragweed and related plants, such as marigolds, chrysanthemums and daisies. Before using calendula oil, check with your doctor if you have allergies.
3.Combined with medications used during and after surgery, calendula use might cause too much drowsiness and should be stopped at least two weeks before surgery.
Ingredients: Olea Europaea Fruit Oil * (Olive Oil), Calendula Officinalis Flower *, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Glycine Soja Oil (Soya Bean Oil) * Denotes Certified Organic Calendula is a native Herb of Egypt and Southern Europe. It is from the Asteracea botanical family. Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis