Calendula Whole dried flowers are used in Teas, tinctures, ointments, and washes to treat skin conditions, burns, bruises, and cuts.
Research has shown that Calendula can actually help wounds heal faster, possibly by increasing blood flow and oxygen to the affected area, which helps the body grow new tissue. It can also help to improve skin hydration and firmness.
Uses in Cosmetics, Soap, Ect.
1. Calendula is used as a natural decoration in candle making. Herbs should not be added to candle wax that is actually burned. It can be added to hurricane shells that are never burned, or simply placed around the base of pillars as a decoration. Herbs can, however, be added to candle wax and used as non-burning tarts.
2. Can be used in many potpourri formulations
3. Can be used in natural bath tea recipes since it possesses anti-viral, anti-inflammatory properties.
4. Calendula flower is used in soap making as a decorative element, and to help soften skin, reduce inflammation, and to treat acne.
5. Calendula is used in lotions, ointments, and creams to help inflammed, burned, rashed, or bruised skin. Varicose veins have been known to shrink after using calendula-infused lotion for a few weeks.
6. Can be used in face toner and natural aftershave formulas.
7. Can be used in some bath bomb recipes.
8. Calendula flowers can be infused in massage oils.
9. Calendula flowers can be used in scrubs