Calendula Absolute is a lovely, soothing oil which has a gentle action.
It can be (well) diluted in a cream or lotion to soothe nappy rash in infants as well as cracked nipples during breastfeeding.
It has anti-inflammatory properties which can help to soothe the effects of insect stings and bites and can also be used to treat minor cuts or burns thanks to it's astringent properties.
When blended in a carrier oil Calendula Absolute may have some use as a toner for oily skin. In massage it's thought to have a regulating effect on the menstruation cycle so may be useful for those experiencing irregular periods.
Solvent extracted from French marigolds.
Strong herbaceous scent.
Calendula officinalis Flower Extract
DILUTE TO 5% (2-3% FOR USE WITH CHILDREN) OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW.
A herb of ancient medicinal repute, said to comfort the heart and spirits. It was also used for skin complaints, menstrual irregularities, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, conjunctivitis and poor eyesight. The flowers are current in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, specific for enlarged or inflamed lymph nodes, sebaceous cysts, duodenal ulcers and imflammatory skin lesions. - an excerpt from Complete Essential Oils by Julia Lawless.