Calendula, Healing Herb

Calendula officinalis, also known as calendula or pot marigold, has been used for healing in herbal medicine for a very long time. Its bright yellow petals and many healing properties have been trusted and respected for many years in different cultures. Let’s explore the history of calendula and how it’s used today.


People have valued calendula for a very long time. The ancient Romans and Greeks used it in potions, ointments, and food because they believed it could make them feel better. Calendula has many compounds that help with healing. It has things like flavonoids, triterpenoids, carotenoids, and oils that all work together to help the body. These compounds help with things like reducing swelling, fighting germs, and acting as antioxidants.


Calendula, Still Relevant

Today, people still use calendula for healing. It’s really good for calming down skin problems like eczema and psoriasis. You can find it in things like creams and oils that help with itching and redness. People also use calendula in teas and capsules to help with digestion and to make their immune system stronger. Lastly, it can be used in aromatherapy to help people feel better when they’re stressed or sad.


Helper Herb

Calendula doesn’t just help the body, it can also help people feel better emotionally. Its sunny nature can make people feel happier and more hopeful. People use things like calendula flower essence and aromatherapy to help feel calmer and happier. If you want to grow calendula, it’s pretty easy to do. It likes to grow in soil that drains well and gets a lot of sunlight. You can grow it from seeds or small plants, and you need to make sure to water and weed it often. Harvesting the flowers in the morning when the dew is gone is the best time to get the most healing power out of them.

Calendula is a good healing plant, but it might not benefit everyone. Some people might have allergies to it, which might not work well with certain medicines. Talking to a doctor before using calendula is always a good idea. Additionally, try using calendula and see how it helps your body and mind feel better. Learn more.

Calendula Salve Recipe

Calendula Healing Salve harnesses the therapeutic properties of this botanical marvel. This salve is crafted with care to soothe and nourish the skin, promoting healing and vitality.


  • 1 cup organic calendula-infused oil
  • 1/4 cup organic beeswax pellets
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil (optional, for added fragrance and relaxation)



Prepare Calendula-Infused Oil:

Begin by infusing dried calendula petals in a carrier oil of your choice. Demetria Clark recommends using organic olive oil for its nourishing properties. Place dried calendula petals in a clean, dry glass jar, and cover with olive oil. Ensure that the petals are fully submerged in the oil. Seal the jar tightly and place it in a warm, sunny spot for 4-6 weeks, allowing the calendula to impart its healing essence into the oil. Strain the infused oil through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth, discarding the spent petals. Your calendula-infused oil is now ready for use.

Melt Beeswax:

Melt the beeswax pellets over low heat in a double boiler or a heatproof glass measuring cup placed in a pot of simmering water. Stir gently until the beeswax is completely melted and smooth.

Combine Ingredients:

Once the beeswax is melted, add the calendula-infused oil to the mixture. Stir gently to combine, ensuring that the oil and beeswax are thoroughly integrated. If desired, add lavender essential oil for its soothing aroma and additional skin benefits.

Pour into Containers:

Carefully pour the liquid salve mixture into clean, dry containers of your choice. Glass jars or tins with tight-fitting lids work well for storing salves. Allow the mixture to cool and solidify at room temperature. As it cools, the salve will take on a creamy consistency, perfect for topical application.

Label and Store:

Once the salve has cooled and solidified, label each container with the date and ingredients used. Store the Calendula Healing Salve in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. Properly stored, the salve can maintain its potency for several months.

Calendula Oil
Calendula Salve

Usage: Apply the Calendula Healing Salve liberally to dry, irritated, or injured skin as needed. Massage gently into the affected area to promote absorption and enhance the soothing effects of calendula. Use regularly for optimal skin health and vitality.

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