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 in a carrier oil before skin application. Keep away from children and out of eyes. Do not take internally or apply undiluted to the skin. For further advice on using essential oils to treat medical conditions, we recommend you seek advice from a professional.
Please note that Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.
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.