Calendula (Marigold) Flower French Marigold
Calendula (Marigold) Flower French Marigold

Calendula (Marigold)

SKU: EO142
size: 6.00 W × 4.00 H × 3.00 L

Botanical Name: Calendula Officinalis. Also known as Marigold.

Country of Origin: South Africa

Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled (From Marigold Flowers)

Consistency: Viscous Liquid

Aromatic Description: Faintly sweet, nutty. Strong, bitter/warm, spicy-sweet aroma, like the caraway seeds used in bread, cheese and cakes

Perfumery Note: Middle

Aromatherapy Properties: (Uses) Calendula oil (also known as Marigold, Pot marigold) is said to be anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, helps healing wounds. useful for bed sores, broken veins, bruises, and varicose veins. Effective on rashes, dry, chapped or cracked skin. Wonderful in salves for diaper rash. Especially useful for dry eczema. It is known for millennia for its skin healing benefits.
It has long been known for its healing properties. It is soothing to sore or inflamed skin, and is often found in ointments, creams and lotions. Its actions are slightly anti microbial, antiseptic and regenerating. The flowers are grown wild and are carefully hand picked. A member of the Compositae family, Calendula is a herbaceous annual up to 50 cm high. The flowers are vivid orange and the stems sticky when cut.

Blends well with: Jasmine Absolute, Cinnamon Bark and other spices. Please use in moderation, since it is easily overpowering other aromas

History: Calendula flowers were historically considered beneficial for reducing inflammation, wound healing, and as an antiseptic. Calendula was used to treat various skin diseases, ranging from skin ulcerations to Eczema. Internally, the soothing effects of calendula have been used for Stomach Ulcers and inflammation. Traditionally, a sterile tea was topically applied in cases of conjunctivitis. In India, which may have been the plant & country of origin, the gods and goddesses adorning the temples are crowned with wreaths of marigolds. These flowers are the 'marybuds' of Shakespeare, the prefix 'Mary' coming from the belief that they were worn by Our Lady. In the sixteenth century, grocers in many countries sold dried marigold petals for use in drinks, infusions, broth's and for medicaments. An old recipe for marigold cheese required the milk of seven cows, and the cream from the milk of seven more cows. Of the plant mixed with other herbs, Fletcher (1579-1625) wrote 'These for frenzy be.

Pure & Therapeutic Essential Oils: This oil is Therapeutic Grade. Commercial Grade essential oils are usually made of the left over plant materials after finishing the therapeutic distillation process. The commercial grade oils retain a robust fragrance suitable for soap making, candle making, as well as cosmetic manufacturing. Unfortunately, because of the reduced active therapeutic content, the commercial grade oils will not be suitable for aromatherapy or massage therapy applications. Silky Scents™ Essential Oils are all Pure and Therapeutic Grade, not Commercial Grade.

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General Safety Information: Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.

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