***Calendula Cautions: You shouldn’t use Calendula if you’re allergic to plants in the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Other plants in this family include ragweed, chamomile, and Echinacea***
Essential oils are natural but powerful. Some people may develop an allergic reaction to any oil so it’s always best to try a little by doing a small skin patch test on your arm or leg (never your face or neck) to make sure you don’t have an adverse reaction. If you’re pregnant or nursing, or on any kind of medication please check with your doctor before using essential oils.
Calendula Tea Flowers Blend ($5.00)
Calendula/Turmeric Oil Blend $10.00 (1.1 cups)
Calendula/Turmeric Oil Subliminal Tincture $25.00 (2oz)
Calendula/Turmeric Oil Pink Himalayan Salt Bath Treatment $30.00
Calendula (marigold) Oil Healing Properties:
One of the best reasons to keep Calendula handy is due to its healing abilities. If you apply this flower oil to your cuts, scrapes, bruises, and insect bites, you can quickly speed the healing process, partly due to its anti-inflammatory properties, in addition to the unique antioxidant compounds found in this miraculous plant. By protecting against infections, it keeps wounds and scrapes safe, allowing them to heal rapidly.
Skin: Aside from stimulating healing, Calendula oil can significantly boost the appearance of your skin. It can affect blood flow to the skin cells, provide antioxidant protection that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and age spots, and even the visibility of scars.
Eyes: Calendula contains certain antioxidant compounds that directly impact your vision. Beta-carotene is essential for the health and functioning of your eyes, and it is a wonderful source of this compound. You can prevent macular degeneration and the development of cataracts in this way.
Calendula for itchy irritated eyes
One of my favorite herbs that I ALWAYS keep on hand for many healing recipes, happens to be the perfect herb to keep on hand for eye issues too. Calendula, aka Pot Marigold, is naturally antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory making this gentle flower a good option for a multitude of eye issues, including:
- pink eye/conjunctivitis
- irritation due to pollen and seasonal allergies
- minor eye injuries
- red or swollen eyes
Inflammation: Regardless of where inflammation is occurring, this flowering plant can significantly reduce the discomfort. If you are suffering from a cough or congestion, Calendula tea can be a wonderful remedy. If your joints are hurting from arthritis or gout, add some Calendula oil to a skin balm and enjoy a rapid reduction in pain. Finally, if your stomach is upset, it can help normalize your gastrointestinal system and eliminate any inflammation that may be causing discomfort.
Cancer Prevention: Calendula oil has certain anti-tumor properties that make it very valuable for new cancer research exploring natural solutions to this global epidemic.
Reduced Cramping: There are also some anti-spasmodic properties of Calendula that are also taken advantage of by many people. If you suffer from a nervous system disorder, have painful cramping in relation to menstruation or some other type of spasmodic condition, adding Calendula to your diet may be a wise choice.
Ulcers Wounds Hemorrhoids: For slow-healing wounds and some exposed ulcers, it was found that using Calendula-based gels and topical ointments helped speed up recovery rate and healing.
Antimicrobial/Antiviral: acids held within the oils of this plant have powerful antimicrobial and antiviral effects, especially when fortified with sunflower oil. The oils and acids within the plant have shown to be effective in fighting pathogens, as well as candida symptoms and even antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria!
Insect Repellent: These pretty orange and yellow annual flowers also repel mosquitoes with their scent. The noninvasive plant provides a companion plant for outdoor areas where you spend a lot of time.
Sunscreen: Calendula could help fight free radical damage and may play a significant role in protecting against skin cancer. The researchers concluded that Calendula cream could be used to protect the skin from ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Calendula is well known for being an excellent healer for all kinds of skin conditions. For bruises, burns, cradle cap, cuts, scrapes, thrush, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and wounds. The plant is of particular use when wounds are slow to heal. While Calendula is somewhat less well known in its action in cases of infection, the plant is great for dealing with infectious conditions. The plant is active against bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It also acts as an immune stimulant and a lymphatic. As an infusion it can be used as an eyewash in cases of conjunctivitis, a douche for Trichomonas and yeast infections, a nasal spray for sinus infections, and as a mouthwash for inflammations and infections of the gums. The only drawback is the relatively high astringency – when fresh the flower buds are covered in a sticky resin. The resin is responsible both for the plants’ medicinal action but also for the astringency. When combining Calendula with other herbs the astringency should be kept in mind and avoid matching it with other astringent herbs
Turmeric oil Healing Properties:
Turmeric is an essential healing spice that supports vitality. This versatile super food powder is also high in curcumin, a compound that helps reduce inflammation.
Skin: Natural remedy to treat skin conditions including curbing acne, reducing blemishes and scars and discouraging facial hair growth in women. Applying turmeric essential oil topically can help treat skin conditions, improve skin elasticity, reduce wrinkles and treat sunburn. anti-blemish and anti-scar skin creams.
Hair Growth and Stopping of breakage: 300 biologically active compounds and antioxidants, if you want to keep your hair healthy and strong, simply add a few drops of turmeric oil to your favorite go-to hair oil and experience increased hair growth.
Cancer Prevention: 2012 study involving 44 male participants with lesions in their colon that could possibly turn cancerous, showed that by supplementing with 4gms of turmeric every day for a month, the lesions displayed significant reductions by 40%. What’s interesting is that curcumin is selective in its ability to kill cancer cells and not normal cells.
Brain and cognitive function: Can boost levels of BDNF in the brain. This can actually delay or potentially even reverse brain ailments, help fight brain cell degeneration and positively improve brain function. Turmeric has prevention or treatment of major disabling age-related neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and stroke. And is highly effective for boosting memory, cognitive function, and improving concentration.
Detox the Body: The liver is a vital organ responsible for detoxifying the body, so keeping it healthy is critical in making sure the body is free from toxins. Turmeric has been used holistically to maintain liver health and studies show that turmeric is “hepatoprotective,” meaning it protects the liver, mainly due to it being a powerful anti-inflammatory.
Immunity: contains powerful active ingredients that offer solid support to your body’s innate natural defenses. Turmeric’s immune-boosting benefits can actually support the body’s response in dealing with allergens. Biologically active compounds in the oil offer everything from being antibacterial and antifungal to antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, this helps to ward off invaders.
Colds and Congestion: healing properties to combat the symptoms of cold, cough and flu. It can help everything from congestion and cough to relieving bronchial infections. Also, turmeric was found to suppress viruses, including hepatitis, herpes, chikungunya, influenza-A, HIV, and HPV. It impairs viruses from multiplying and shielding the body from spreading the infection to other cells. In one such study, scientists discovered that curcumin prevents the influenza virus to bind to red blood cells.
Depression: Boosts BNDF levels, which helps to alleviate depression symptoms. Low levels of BNDF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) is responsible for triggering depression and many other brain disorders and curcumin has the ability to curb and possibly reverse these effects.
Arthritis/Joint Pain: block inflammatory enzymes and chemicals that can trigger joints to swell. Additionally, the highly concentrated antioxidants present in the oil quash free radicals that tear down cartilage.
Heart Health: Is by far one of the best natural remedies to promote cardiovascular health and lower cholesterol. It also has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-thrombotic, and cardiovascular protective effects,” and reports that curcumin may actually reverse several factors that cause heart problems. It helps to detoxify the liver which curbs the production of cholesterol and actually helps the liver flush out higher amounts of bad cholesterol. It also helps to reduce inflammation and restrict oxidation (as learned above) which can contribute to poor heart health. More importantly, curcumin improves the lining of blood vessels or the endothelium. Its powerful antioxidants prevent free radicals from destroying blood vessels and restrict plaque from adhering to blood vessel walls. Damaged and plaque-lined blood vessels impede blood flow causing the two biggest killers – heart attack and stroke.
Oral Health: is definitely a good adjunct to mechanical plaque control,” when compared to medicated mouthwash, and that it could actually be a better low-cost alternative.
Digestion: has been used traditionally to help with digestion issues and is known to reduce bloating and cramping, encourage the elimination of gas from the system and support the digestive system. Components of turmeric essential oil are known to have a strong impact on the digestive/gastrointestinal system. Turmeric oil stimulates the production of gastric juices and helps to alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, and other digestive ailments.
Wounds: As a potent anti-inflammatory turmeric oil helps to reduce inflammation and also the antioxidant properties help to accelerate healing and decrease the formation of scars.