Calendula as a skin healing compound

If you have sensitive skin or have looked for baby skin care products you may be familiar with calendula. It is becoming more and more commercially abundent especially for use on tender skin. There is plentiful research to validate the benefits of this impressivly pretty flowers extraction being used on rashes, burns, wounds, and even in healing skin after radiation treatment for individuals recovering from cancer treatment burns.

I personally love how beautiful putting flower extract on my skin makes me feel. In the middle of winter, the bottle of oil on my bathroom counter is a cheery reflection of the bright yellows and oranges of this medicinal flower.

So here we go with a huge bunch of information about skin benefits that come from

" Calendula oil for wounds

Calendula oil might accelerate wound healing (2). Research from 2013 suggested that using aloe vera or calendula ointment along with standard care sped up episiotomy recovery time (3).  In the study, women who used either ointment every eight hours for five days showed improvement in symptoms such as redness, swelling, and bruising. Adding aloe or calendula ointment to standard care was found to be more effective than using standard care alone.   Find aloe or calendula cream online.  Learn more about home remedies for burns. 

Calendula oil for acne

Some people use calendula oil to treat acne. A 2011 study done in petri dishes found that calendula extract may be useful in treating and preventing acne vulgaris, but more research is needed to back this up (4).    You can try washing your face using a calendula cleanser. You can apply calendula cream, oil, or spot treatment to your whole face or use it to target acne-prone areas. You may even wish to try a face mask treatment once per week.  

Calendula oil for eczema 

Although there’s no research to support it, some people use calendula oil to treat eczema. However, a 2004 study found it can help relieve pain from dermatitis in people receiving radiation for breast cancer (5). Here are eight natural remedies to reduce eczema symptoms.  

Calendula oil for diaper rash 

Calendula oil might help soothe diaper rash. A small 2012 study found that while an aloe vera cream was effective in treating diaper rash, a calendula ointment was significantly more beneficial (6). However, this research is preliminary.  To relieve diaper rash, you can try applying a small amount of calendula oil on its own or mixed with aloe vera on the affected area a few times per day (7).  For more options, read our roundup of the 11 best diaper rash creams.  

Calendula oil for psoriasis 

Calendula oil’s wound-healing properties might make it a good choice in treating psoriasis, but there isn’t any research on this yet (8). You can try applying calendula oil or balm on the affected area a few times each day.  

Calendula oil for better skin

Calendula oil might improve the overall appearance of your skin. A small 2011 study found that a cream containing calendula extract may promote skin hydration and firmness, but more research is needed (9).  It’s also speculated that calendula might help treat contact dermatitis, which includes reactions to poison ivy. You can try applying a calendula oil or cream on your skin twice per day."

Here is a link so you can read this really nice article in completion if you want on HEALTHLINE 

So Anyway! I don't like posting things not connected to a ton of research. It is incredibly easy to get lots of information about calendula,but I don't want to direct you to anything that doesn't aid you in further study or is a meme. 

I love growing these beautiful flowers.  I make oil from them which I sell, and I also use calendula oil in all my skincare products for Bluff Babe. I know that it is a skin helper and it is an incredibly efficient way to recover damage, prevent more damage, and heal all manner of mild to moderate skin irritations.

What I often use for hands, elbows, and damaged skin is Calendula Cream. When I have a wound, I use cream or oil in addition to an antibacterial cream to help the skin recover and to help with the irritation and itching that healing scratch or cut can create. I have truly found it to be a useful diaper rash healer.

Calendula oil is also a large part of my recipe for my Lavender Peppermint Balm. It is a creamy lotion with coconut oil that is an ideal head to toe daily skin cream. If you use coconut oil for everything and love lavender then this was made for you. Bluff Babe is really fond of this stuff.

We use calendula everyday, I add the oil to the liquid and solid soap I make and alway get wonderful feedback. Glycerin soap is pretty but it can be drying in my opinion. Adding the calendula oil makes a soap that leaves your skin softer, and it is done with beautiful flowers. 

Theres also lots of previous posts on this blog about calendula to check out.

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