How to make calendula oil


The calendula oil ( calendula officinalis ) is highly valued for its therapeutic properties, see the most common.

External use : It is applied in cases of insect bites, dry or cracked skin, warts, varicose veins, dermatitis, acne, to give elasticity to the skin, for burns, eczema, inflamed skin, for wound healing, skin irritations. skin, relieve tired legs, etc. Calendula has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, fungicidal and moisturizing action. Here you can find more information .

Preparation of calendula oil

We only need extra virgin olive oil, calendula flowers and a glass bottle. We put the marigold flowers in the jar and then we cover them with the oil, we will add as much oil as necessary to cover the flowers. We will leave the mixture for 30 days, in which it is recommended to give it a little sun, two or three hours a day is enough, and each day we will move the mixture a little.

Once the 30 days have elapsed, we strain the oil and store it in a dark glass bottle that we can keep in the fridge. I recommend not making large quantities, since after a while the oil becomes rancid and loses its properties. Therefore, it is preferable to adjust the amount of oil to our needs.

To apply calendula oil, as it is a concentrated oil, we can dilute it with more olive oil, with jojoba, grape, wheat germ, almond or hazelnut oil. In fact, it is advisable to do a test by putting a drop on the wrist and leaving it for an hour to see if it produces any reaction, if so, it must be diluted with one of the oils mentioned above.

This oil is for external use only. We will not apply it in cases of suppurating wounds or in pregnant women, as calendula oil stimulates the uterus.

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