Calendula flowers (Calendula officinalis) infused in oil is one of the most effective topical oils. Contains salicylic acid, carotenoids, bioflavonoids and phytosterols. It is a superior baby oil to prevent and relieve rashes and diaper irritations. It's gentle nurturing properties are exceptional for those with sensitive skin. Calendula also reduces swelling and dark coloration of bruises, it is an antiseptic, mends and cleanse wounds, soothes burns, is helpful for sunburns. An, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, soothes bed sores, broken or varicose veins, broken capillaries, and inflamed gums. Calendula oil proliferates and regenerates new skin.
It is a popular body oil, praised for its quick recovery time on dry, sun damaged, chapped and cracked skin. The Calendula infused oil or a salve made from the oil will also benefit slow healing wounds. It is ideal for first aid treatment of minor burns and scalds. Protects open wounds from bacterial overgrowth and infection.
The astringency helps to draw the wound together. Specific for swelling, redness, inflammation, and pus. The soothing properties works well on sunburned skin, draws the fire out and protects skin cells.