Magical marigolds, magnificent marigolds! The effectiveness of our Calendula Essential Oil is supported by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the University of Maryland, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. When soothed on burnt or inflamed skin, our Calendula Oil eases pain, heals burns, and helps wounds heal faster. Say “bye-bye!” to bruises, menstrual cramps, acne, and bacterial infections (1).
The petals of the marigold flower can be sprinkled on salad for a healthy dose of Vitamin C, steeped in tea to treat burns, or extracted into an oil to optimize its medicinal properties. The name “marigold” comes from the phrase “Mary’s Gold,” because the flowers were thought beautiful enough to belong to the Virgin Mary. Born and blossomed in the Mediterranean, the ancient gods and goddesses of India wore crowns of marigolds, and in Medieval Europe, young women dreamed of who they would marry by mixing potions steeped in the flower’s golden petals.
Marigold oil has been used throughout the world for centuries by Tudor kings, Civil War soldiers, and 14th century medicine women. Our Calendula Essential Oil heals and restores the body, both inside and out. Smooth tired skin, sun burns, and eczema while restoring vitality to internal organs and the immune system. The delightfully pungent scent of Calendula Oil merely hints at the many natural healing properties contained within a single bottle.
“Here's flowers for you: Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram, the marigold, that goes to bed wi'the sun, and with him rises, weeping.”
- William Shakespeare
"Marigold's antiseptic properties make it beneficial for treating burns, cuts, wounds and insect bites. The essential oil can also aid eczema, rashes, hemorrhoids, and various skin irritations and inflammations. When used as a massage oil, it reduces varicose veins and spider veins, and improves circulation."
- Skye Alexander, Aromatherapy Card Deck: 50 Fragrances That Soothe Your Mood, Calm Your Mind, and Heal Your Body
Traditional, mental, physical, emotional benefits:
Slows the aging process, heals wounds, heals burns, supports organ function, heals bruises, heals varicose veins, reduces eczema, effective on broken capillaries, increases circulation, supports immune function, reduces pain, soothes menstrual cramps, heals and treats acne, soothes sunburned skin, reduces irritation and heals bug bites, balances oily complexions