Other names: Calendula is alsocommonly known as Pot Marigold
Plant part used for maceration:fresh flowering heads of organically grown calendula
Maceration medium:organic virgin olive oil
Area of origin: The plants of Calendula are from our cultivations in Chalkidiki. The Olive Oil is produced also in Chalkidiki, Northern Greece!
Calendula is thought to originate from southern Europe but its long history of cultivation makes it difficult to establish the precise area of origin. It is also widely naturalised in farther north in Europe and in other warm temperate regions of the world.
Calendula flowers were used in ancient Greek, Roman, Middle Eastern and Indian cultures,as a medicinal herb, a dye for fabrics and in cosmetics.
Therapeutic properties associated with Calendula Macerated Oil (in Olive Oil): anti-inflammatory, nourishing, occlusive and protective (slows down the TEWL), softening, warming
How we use it:
Macerated calendula oils are traditionally used for minor skin problems to promote skin repair and wound healing and sooth inflammation, e.g. eczema, varicose veins, scrapes, nappy rash, chapped hands/feet, psoriasis, etc.
Calendula macerated in Olive oil suits all skin types, especially dry, including sensitive skin but should be diluted with lighter, more astringent oils for oily skin applications; it is also suitable for baby products
To sooth inflammation and repair the skin incorporate into your lotions and potionsg. nappy rash oil, scar tissue oil, rejuvenating/nourishing oil or cream
Add to your Scalp massage oilfor dry, irritated scalp and dandruff
Add to your Massage oilsfor that extra skin nourishment, traditionally also used for PMS, easing menstrual pain; as our calendula has been macerated in olive oil, it might also be useful for rheumatic pains and poor circulation, aches and pains, broken nails
In Cosmetic making add to your rich, occlusive products, ointments and emulsions in hot lipid phase