Skincare Oils

Calendula oil in Skincare

Calendula oil is an essential oil that is derived from a plant of the marigold family Calendula Officinalis.

Calendula officinalis has been traditionally used in the treatment of various skin problems, swellings, and also in cosmetic formulations, i.e., creams, lotions, shampoos.

  • Antioxidant: calendula oil has a lot of antioxidants like terpenoids, flavonoids, coumarines, quinones, volatile oil, carotenoids and amino acids. It is also anti-aging and can improve the overall appearance of the skin.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties and can soothe the skin: this oil can also soothe the skin and reduce inflammation like redness, burning sensation, swelling, and itchiness.
  • Helps in wound healing: there are studies showing that calendula oil can help in wound healing and it also said adding aloe vera to the mix can accelerate the wound healing process.
  • Anti-bacterial and anti-microbial: It is also said to be effective against anaerobic and facultative aerobic periodontal bacteria.
  • It may be used in the treatment and prevention of radiation-induced skin-toxicity:
  • It may help in treating acne: there studies saying that calendula oil can help with acne vulgaris but there is insufficient data to prove this. It is also non-comedogenic.

Other great benefits of Calendula oil:

  • It has anti-cancer properties.
  • It has Immunostimulant properties that can help the nervous system to diseases.
  • It is also hepatoprotective meaning that it can protect the liver.
  • It has a spasmolytic activity that helps to smooth the muscles.

Who can use Calendula oil?

Calendula oil is suitable for all skin types including acne-prone skin, sensitive skin (rosacea, eczema, psoriasis), and skin of colour.

Calendula oil shouldn’t be used if you have an allergic reaction to it and make sure to conduct a patch test.

How to use Calendula oil in my skincare routine?

Night routine:

  • Cleanser
  • Skincare actives (retinol or vitamin C)
  • Moisturizer, and
  • Then finish it off with calendula oil mixed with a carrier oil of your choice.

How to buy and take care of calendula oil products?

Make sure to buy 100% pure, cold-pressed, and unrefined calendula oil. Pure calendula oil can be harmful to the skin and can cause irritation, so make sure to dilute it with a carrier oil like argan oil or jojoba oil.

What other carrier and essential oils can I mix with calendula oil?

You can mix calendula oil with carrier oils like jojoba oil, rosehip oil, argan oil, or grapeseed oil, and essential oils like chamomile, or sandalwood.

Frequently asked questions:

Is Calendula oil safe during pregnancy?

Calendula oil can be safe to use topically for pregnancy, but you should still consult a doctor.

Does Calendula oil cause purging?

No, calendula oil cannot cause purging because it doesn’t promote cell turnover rate.

Is Calendula oil good for perioral dermatitis?

Yes, calendula oil should be good to use for perioral dermatitis because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, wound healing, and soothing properties.