Flowers have been used in beauty applications across the ages. While rose and lavender are household beauty botanicals, calendula is a lesser-known flower with great potential in natural beauty care.
Calendula essential oil is made by infusing marigold flowers into a carrier oil, which can be used on its own or can be made into tinctures, ointments, creams, facial steams, and capsules.
The colorful petals of calendula are rich in flavonoids, a naturally occurring compound found in fruits and vegetables. Its wonderful properties make it a favorable product to use in soothing skin conditions as well as brightening your complexion.
If you feel like getting crafty, you can make your own calendula oil with just a few simple ingredients.
两个最重要的组件是干calendula flowers and a carrier oil. Jojoba oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, and rosehip oil are among some of the leading carrier oils. Regardless of the oil you choose, use a high-quality, cold-pressed, unrefined, organic oil to ensure that the oil is pure and retains all of its nutrients.
After the infusion process is complete, strain the flowers from the oil. The oil should be a deep orange hue with a woodsy aroma and can be stored in a glass jar or a bottle with a pump for ease of use. Store the oil in a cool, dark place and it should last for a couple of years.
Here are seven ways you can incorporate calendula oil into your home beauty routine.
- 1/2 cup calendula oil
- 3/4 cup raw sugar
- 4-6 drops essential oil of choice
Mix all of the ingredients well and store in a reusable glass jar.
Unwind in a Calendula Oil Bath
Soak in your fragrant, relaxing botanic bath for about half an hour, leaving with nourished skin.
Cleanse With a Calendula-Infused Face Mask
Even the most sensitive skin will glow after using this homemade mask that cleanses, moisturizes, and calms any skin complexion.
- 1teaspoon calendula oil
- 1teaspoon rolled oats
- 1tablespoon raw honey
- 使用杵和臼or a food processor, grind the oats, leaving them a bit rough so they'll still exfoliate.
- Add the ground oats, honey, and oil to a small bowl and mix well.
Fight Dry Skin With a Calendula Oil Salve
- 4-5 drops essential oils of choice
- Add water to the bottom of a double boiler.
- Measure out your ingredients and add them to the top pot in your boiler.
- Slowly heat the ingredients on medium-to-low heat, stirring frequently until the beeswax is melted.
The moisturizing properties of calendula oil can act as an effective tool against dandruff and dry scalps. Find a shampoo and conditioner that contain calendula oil. Combined with the hydrating effects, a calendula oil hair care product can soothe irritated scalps.
Alternatively, add a few drops of calendula to the palms of your hands and rub them together to warm up the oil. Then, massage the oil on your scalp to moisturize your skin. Use regularly for a calm and happy scalp.
If you're looking for a solution for perpetually chapped lips, try adding a few drops of calendula oil to your favorite lip balm for extra hydration.
Even better, get creative in the kitchen and make your own calendula oil-infused balms to get your lips hydrated and luscious even during the driest winter months.
- 3tablespoons calendula oil
- 1tablespoon shea butter
- 10 drops sweet orange essential oil
- Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside to cool. Once it has cooled, test the consistency. Add more oil if it is too hard and add a little more beeswax if it is too soft.
- Pour the mixture into your chosen vessel, such as a small reusable metal container or a recyclable cardboard lip balm tube. A dropper will help you transfer the mixture into the container easily.
- Let the containers stand and cool completely, and then cap them and store them in a cool place to use for soft lips.
Relieve Sunburnt Skin
Have you ever been sunbathing and perhaps got just a bit too much sun? Add calendula oil into your usual after-burn care routine to expedite the recovery process. This vitamin-rich oil can help reduce redness, swelling, and skin irritation.
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