Contains: Salicylic acid, carotenoids, phytosterols.
My friend Kasandra grows organic, deep orange calendula, carefully dries just the petals, not the full flower head, and ships me some each autumn. I double infuse them in olive oil, yielding a deep red oil.
Uses: Reduces swelling,aids wound and burn healing,helpful for acne, impetigo, eczema. Antiseptic and regenerating. Use infused oil at 15 or 25%, some authorities and herbalists use full strength.Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, wound healing. Useful for bed sores, broken veins, bruises, inflamed gums, varicose veins. Effective on rashes, dry, chapped, or cracked skin. Wonderful in salves for diaper rash. Especially useful for dry eczema.