Calendula Oil: Benefits and How to Use It

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Calendula is rich in antioxidants, antibacterials and antifungals. (Image via Unsplash / Katriona Mccarthy)
Calendula oil is rich in antioxidants, antibacterials and antifungal properties. (Image via Unsplash/Katriona Mccarthy)

Calendula oil is made from the herb known as 'calendula' which has been used for centuries to treat skin conditions and ailments.

It's rich in antioxidants, antibacterials and antifungals that help fight against environmental damage on the skin. This herb is also known to be effective in treating eczema, psoriasis, and other common skin conditions.

Calendula oil can be used directly on the skin or taken internally as a supplement or tea. It can sometimes cause side effects like headaches and nausea, so always consult your doctor before taking it


What is Calendula Oil?

Calendula can be used for skin conditions like eczema.
Calendula can be used for skin conditions like eczema.

Calendula oil is made from the flower 'calendula' hat has been used for centuries in herbal remedies. It's also known as marigold and pot marigold and is native to Europe and Asia.

Calendula can be used for skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It's an anti-inflammatory agent, so it can help reduce redness and swelling to relieve itching and heal wounds.

It's also effective against acne and rosacea — a chronic inflammatory skin condition that causes redness on the face (and sometimes neck). Studies suggest that calendula extracts may have antibacterial effects on P. acnes bacteria — the main cause of acne — by decreasing sebum production and reducing inflammation in the dermis (the deepest layer of skin).


Calendula Benefits for Skin

It's great for treating acne, blackheads and other pore issues. (Image via Pexels)
It's great for treating acne, blackheads and other pore issues. (Image via Pexels)

Calendula oil is a fantastic skin-soother and can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions. It has been used for thousands of years as an antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial remedy for cuts and burns.

It’s also known to have astringent properties which help tighten the pores on your face by pulling excess water out of them. That makes it great for treating acne, blackheads, and other pore issues.

Finally, calendula contains anti-inflammatory properties that make it effective at soothing irritated or inflamed skin conditions like eczema or rosacea.


Calendula Oil For Hair

If you have sensitive skin, calendula may cause skin irritation. (Image via Unspash/Tapan Kumar )
If you have sensitive skin, calendula may cause skin irritation. (Image via Unspash/Tapan Kumar )

The natural healing properties of calendula oil make it ideal for conditioning dry, flaky scalps and promoting healthy hair growth.

Some ways you can use calendula to care for your hair and scalp:

  • Moisturize dry or flaky areas with a few drops of calendula oil added to your favorite conditioner.
  • Soothe inflammation or irritation with a few drops massaged directly onto the scalp.
  • Add a few drops to your favorite shampoo or conditioner to promote healthier hair growth.

Calendula has lots of benefits for skin and is an ingredient to look out for in new products

It heals wounds and treats acne. (Image via Unsplash/Jose Luis)
It heals wounds and treats acne. (Image via Unsplash/Jose Luis)

Calendula is a common ingredient in skin care products. It has anti-inflammatory properties, antibacterial properties, and soothing and moisturizing effects that can help reduce redness and irritation while also healing wounds and treating acne.

Calendula is also used to treat eczema, psoriasis, sunburns, diaper rash and other skin conditions. If you're looking for a new product to try out that contains calendula extract (or if you want to learn more about what this flower can do for your skin), there are plenty of products with this ingredient in the market —from makeup removers to body lotions.


Using calendula oil for your skin is a good choice. The oil is easy to find and relatively inexpensive, and the ingredients have some great benefits for skin. Try adding this oil to your skin care regimen today to see what it does.

Edited by Bhargav