Today I want to talk about calendula oil. Often we forget about simple medicines. Natural remedy for many ailments is an oil infused with calendula flowers. My mother is very fond of calendula, which the people call "marigolds."But, she likes flowers not only for their bright color, but also for their medicinal properties. At home, my mother prepares not only tincture of calendula, but also calendula oil, prepares from fresh flowers.
Now you can buy both tincture of calendula, and oil in the pharmacy. But, why any doubt about the chemist's drugs. Therefore I prefer calendula oil cooked at home. Moreover, it is not difficult to do this at all.
Calendula is a well-known medicinal plant. Flowers of calendula from yellow to bright orange. Flowers of calendula are a natural remedy helping against many diseases. Tear off the flowers of marigold during the flowering period. Lay out a thin layer on paper and dry in the shade. Store dry flowers in a cotton bag or in a glass jar with a lid. Such dry flowers can be brewed and drunk with gastritis, with ulcers, with diseases of the liver and gall bladder. In more detail, what are the useful flowers of calendula and in what diseases can they be used, you can read "Calendula, indications for use".
How to prepare marigold oil?
Prepare calendula oil at home. To make calendula oil you need to fill a jar with calendula flowers, but not tightly and pour flowers with warm vegetable oil. The oil can be used vegetable, but can be olive. It should be noted that the quality of calendula oil will largely depend on the vegetable oil used.
It is best to use organic olive oil. Organic olive oil is an oil that is controlled at all stages of production and meets the highest quality standards. And when growing olives from which oil is made, do not use pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, as well as growth regulators. This calendula oil will be the most valuable.
The flowers for cooking oil can be taken as dry or fresh. The bank can be a liter or a half liter. Insist oil with flowers of marigold should be in a dark place for a week. Oil strain through gauze. Store marigold oil in a dark glass container in a cool place.
Color of calendula oil from light yellow to dark orange. Usually, calendula oil turns orange. But the tincture of calendula on alcohol is light yellow.
Calendula Oil. Medical properties.
Thanks to the presence of tannins, fatty acids, essential oil, carotene, phytoncides, vitamin C, resinous and bitter substances in the oil of calendula, the oil has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. These are all not empty words, calendula oil is a truly proven tool.
- Calendula oil has an anti-inflammatory healing effect.
- Oil perfectly heals wounds, wounds, cracks, burns.
- Possesses oil of calendula antispasmodic properties.
- In addition, the oil of marigolds has bactericidal properties.
- Calendula oil soothes and softens the skin.
Calendula oil is an excellent remedy for sunburn skin along with aloe oil.
Calendula Oil. Application in folk medicine and cosmetology.
We apply calendula oil mainly externally. For the body and face it is just a find. Personally, I did not try to take calendula oil inside, so I can not say anything about it.
- Oil perfectly softens and nourishes the skin.
- Calendula oil is ideal for sensitive and dry skin. However, as practice shows, calendula oil can be used for any type of skin.
- Calendula oil heals nipple cracks in nursing mothers, cracks on the lips, wounds, wounds, burns, abrasions, cuts, bruises.
- Apply calendula oil for hemorrhoids, with cracks in the anus.
- For inflammation of the gums, with periodontal disease.
- Calendula oil protects the skin from wind, frost, sun. With a sunburn, calendula oil soothes and softens the skin, promotes the rapid regeneration of skin cells.
- With regular application, calendula oil reduces the symptoms of varicose veins, tones tissues, improves blood circulation.
- In addition, calendula oil relieves rash, inflammation, irritation, itching.
Calendula oil is used to make home cosmetics, it is part of lip balm, hand cream, face. Calendula oil is used in soap making.
Calendula oil for facial skin.
Calendula oil perfectly nourishes, softens, removes inflammation, peeling, irritation of the skin of the face and body. Accelerates the healing of lesions on the skin. You can use oil for sensitive, dry, normal, problematic skin.
Calendula oil can enrich the body cream, but immediately before use. Calendula oil does not have to be cooked at home, you can buy ready-made oil in the pharmacy.
Calendula oil is applied both in pure form and in a mixture with other oils and essential oils.
Calendula oil is an excellent remedy for sore skin, acne, acne. Calendula oil perfectly dries pimples on the face. But, with rashes of this kind, tincture of calendula is usually used. What is better than alcohol or tincture of marigold? The answers to these questions can be found in the article "Alcohol or tincture of calendula from acne".In addition, calendula oil absorbs excess fat, narrows the pores.
Calendula oil increases the resistance of the skin to unfavorable weather conditions.
Calendula oil can lubricate the skin after shaving, oil perfectly soothes irritated skin.
Apply oil for allergic dermatitis, rashes on the skin and itching. Oil perfectly heals cracks on the lips, seizures, cracks, wounds, microcracks on the hands, face and body. Suitable for care of weather-beaten skin.
Calendula oil is contraindicated in case of individual intolerance to the product or allergy to it.
Oil can be used before leaving the sun and after sunbathing. Oil soothes the skin, relieves itching, inflammation and peeling of the skin with a sunburn.
How to apply calendula for hair, you can read in the article on the blog "Calendula for hair."Calendula oil can be added to oil masks for hair.
And in order to strengthen the nails, you need to add a drop of lemon, orange or grapefruit essential oil to a tablespoon of calendula oil. Any of the above essential oils. Rub the oil into the surface of the nail and the cuticle until it is completely absorbed.
Calendula flowers can be bought in a pharmacy, they are sold in cardboard boxes. You can buy in the market, usually with grandmothers you can buy both fresh and dried flowers. You can grow flowers of marigold in the country or garden area. Flowers of calendula are very valuable and affordable natural medicine, but we often forget about simple and proven means.