Simple Folk Recipe For Calendula Infused Oil
Calendula is basically the unsung hero of at-home skin care and there is a very real chance you have it growing in your spring gardens right now. Calendula is commonly called Pot Marigold and it is very easy to come by in most nurseries and even some bigger supply stores. Now that you know just how easy it is to get it, lets look at why you want to.
We are mainly going to be exploring the external benefits of calendula but it is definitely worth noting that if you find yourself with a surplus of this herb it is also commonly added to teas to help settle gastrointestinal issues like upset stomachs or heart burn.
Now, to the meat and potatoes of the matter. Calendula is a gentle herb when applied topically the helps sooth rashes, sunburn and has been used to assist in treatment of eczema. But do yourself a favor, if you have an open wound or an infection do not use an infused oil. You can use a compress or poultice of calendula on a wound (after clear of infection), but it is best practice not to add oil to a dirty or infected wound because it can trap whatever germs or debris is in there giving you more problems than you started with. With all of that covered, lets make it!