The properties attributed to calendula oil are tonic, sudorific, emmenagogic and antispasmodic, but it is mainly used dermatologically. It is useful for very sensitive skin, and to help heal the scars of those who have had very bad acne. It is very calming, even in the smallest proportions, mixed with other oils. A drop of calendula oil in a bath is good for psoriasis.
Benefits of Calendula Oil
Calendula oil is a common herbal oil remedy for treating skin conditions. No first aid kit should be with out this helpful medicine. Although calendula is available in a variety of topical forms, oil is the easiest to use and make. It is best when processed with cold pressed oils like almond orPure Olive oil. Vitamin E is also often added to calendula oil to serve as a preservative and skin conditioner.
Swollen, inflamed tissue is the ideal place to apply the healing properties of calendula oil. Dry skin, eczema and hemorrhoids respond to calendula's high triterpenoid content. Reducing inflammation is also key to reducing pain. Parents can rely on calendula oil to ease the pain and irritation of diaper rash.
Use calendula oil to fight bacterial infections in skin abrasions. Nutritional consultant Phyllis A. Bach, states in her book "Prescription for Herbal Healing" that external treatment with this herb will "kill Staphylococcus aureus, a common germ that infects abrasions, burns, and cuts." This translates into extra healing power for skin that gets battered by abrasive work such as landscaping and woodworking.