Beauty Uses For Calendula: Say Hello to Clear + Calm Skin

The beauty uses for Calendula are fabulous and it’s one of my favorite flowers to use in my herbal and homeopathic remedies. 

beauty uses for calendula

Coming from the Mediterranean region, calendula has a vast historical background for its various medicinal uses. I love it, because of its beauty benefits and the pleasant smell it gives my remedies. 

Benefits of calendula vary, but I like highlighting the benefits they give to the largest organ of our body, our skin! This flower may reduce inflammation in the skin, may improve and prevent acne and eczema, and may boost collagen production. Calendula also contains flavonoids that are found in vegetables and fruits, so it may give nourishment to your skin when applied topically. 

Today, I want to share the uses of calendula in three forms: oil, powder, and tea. Enjoy!

Beauty Uses for Calendula

beauty benefits of calendula

Calendula Oils:

  • When blended with a massage carrier oil, it softens and soothes the skin. Great for your bedtime self massage ritual.
  • As a serum, it may reduce chapping and help eliminate flaky areas of your face. You know when you try a spot treatment that really exfoliates the area, leaving a circle of flakes around a blemish? That’s when calendula oil can come to the rescue. 

beauty uses for calendula

Calendula Powders:

  • When mixed with a carrier oil (coconut or olive oil) or water and used topically on a wounded area of your skin (bug bite, blemish, or cut), it may prevent the formation of scarring. If I’m working from home all day. I’ll leave it on for hours and let it do its job. 
  • Can be mixed with crushed, dried rolled oats, and a couple drops of olive oil to be used as a facial scrub. 
  • Can be mixed with olive oil and vitamin E oil for a DIY face mask (we have our own remedy here)!

Calendula Tea:

  • When used as a hair rinse, it may bring out and brighten highlights in blonde or dark blonde hair.
  • When used as an herbal tea, it may aid in detoxification of certain organs

Disclaimer: Do not use calendula or calendula oil if your are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have allergies to marigold or ragweed plants like daisies or chrysanthemums, refrain from using calendula. Do not use sedative medications with calendula as they interact and could cause excess drowsiness. 

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  1. […] can let soak in, I recommend using calendula oil. I wrote about all of the benefits of calendula here, and there's also a quick tutorial on how to make homemade calendula oil as well. You can also find […]
  2. It is a new discovery for me..Just too bad I don't think we have that flower here in Asia…I would have loved to follow the recipes…Yes!!!
    1. Sarah Baker says:
      What part of Asia are you currently residing in?! I'm traveling to Thailand in May!
  3. Melody says:
    Which brand do you use and where can I purchase it? Also, I have very oil skin on my forehead, nose and chin area, but I don't know which mask to use and which oils will prevent oil breakouts. Would you kindly email me some holistic beauty recipes I can try, and get back with you on what worked? I have been using DoTerra essential oils. They're truly amazing. Thanks so very much!!! Happy New Year
    1. Sarah Baker says:
      Hi Melody! I'll shoot you an email now :-)

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