Calendula (Calendula Officinalis)
History and Anecdotal Information: Calendula flower has been used for its powerful healing properties for hundreds of years. Folklore mentions that people believed Calendula flowers, snipped at high-noon, were a tonic for the heart. These flowers also hung on doorknobs to ward off malevolent forces and contagious disease. The Egyptians believed the flowers had rejuvenating properties, and in India, they were used to decorate the statues of the gods. They also used the flower as a colorant for food, textiles and cosmetics.
Chemical Composition: Calendula has a number of beneficial components, including:
General Benefits: Calendula's nutritional properties and lovely yellow and orange colors lends to its use in salads, soups and stews. The flower has the potential to be used as a natural dye.
Skin Care Benefits: Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Soothing, Cooling, Rejuvenating and Anti-Aging
Skin Care Applications: Calendula can be used in a variety of ways. The flowers can be infused in a carrier oil, as a hydrosol it can be used in toners, and as an essential oil. The essential oil is a thick waxy substance quite different from what one visualizes calendula oil would look like. It is very challenging to use as it requires special handling in order to bring it to a liquid state without damaging any of its healing properties.
Rosemira Products Containing Calendula Infused Oil or Calendula Essential Oil: Gorgeous Gold Stem Cell Serum, Skin Fuge - Advanced Recovery Serum, Aloe & Pink Grapefruit Gel Cleanser, Moroccan Red Rose Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser