Calendula Officinalis Flower & Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil
Calendula, otherwise known as Calendula Officinalis, is a marigold plant that can flower almost all year round in milder climates, which is why the Romans called it calendula the ‘Calendar flower’.
How is calendula oil made?
Calendula Oil is made by infusing the flowers from the marigold plant in sunflower oil and has been historically used to create ointments, for healing wounds. Nowadays, calendula oil is used as an ingredient in balms, creams, lotions and even soap-making due to its excellent healing properties.
Calendula Oil originates from the UK and is golden yellow in colour. The calendula herb is infused into sunflower oil to control the aroma profile and acts as a nutritious carrier oil for the natural herb, which is what makes this formulation super moisturising and nourishing.
What is calendula oil used for?
Perfect for formulating skincare products, Calendula oil has antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and is particularly beneficial for those suffering with dry, irritated skin and those suffering with eczema. Calendula oil is excellent in improving the quality and appearance of the skin due to its restorative healing properties.Suitable for all skin types, calendula oil would make the perfect ingredient in your homemade beauty formulations, such as lip care products, body lotions and face creams.