Calendula CO2

Botanical Name:
Calendula officinalis
Country of Origin:
Egypt
Plant Part:
Flower
Distillation Method:
CO2-se
Cultivation:
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Ester
N/A
Sesquiterpenol
N/A
Sesquiterpene
N/A
Primary Constituents
faradiol ester
N/A
tarasasterol
N/A
amyrin
N/A
sitosterol
N/A
beta carotene
N/A
  • 4oz -
    $101.46
  • 8oz -
    $188.28
  • 16oz -
    $353.09
  • 1Kg -
    $636.68
  • Sample -
    $0.99

Wholesale Certified Organic Calendula Essential Oil

From Wholesale Essential Oils, 100% pure Calendula (Marigold) essential oil. Our oil is a CO2 'Total', distilled from Calendula flowers Certified Organically-grown in Egypt. This is the most wonderful Calendula oil we've come across. It's offers a warm, earthy-floral aroma. It contains therapeutic properties for skin care and wound-healing applications. Our Calendula Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1kg or more.

NOTE: This oil is is comprised of 50% MCT Coconut Oil, as the pure Calendual comes in a paste form, and is unusable without being diluted.

ABOUT THE OIL

Calendula (also known as Marigold) is an aromatic member of the daisy family with bright yellow or orange flowers. Originally from the Northern Mediterranean region, it is now found worldwide and is an important medicinal plant in both Western and Eastern traditional medicine practices. Calendula has long been available in an 'infused oil', where the flowers are soaked for some time in a carrier such as Olive oil to properly extract their properties. Now, through the process of 'supercritcal carbon dioxide distillation', it is possible to retain all the healing properties of Calendula in a highly concentrated and pure essential oil. Ours is a super rich, deeply colored rusty orange. Just a little goes a very long way

Aromatherapy Notes

This Calendula oil has a sweetly floral, orange oil top note followed by a lightly toasted middle note and a slightly spiced herbaceous undertone. It will blend well with either lighter floral or deeper more earthy oils.

Traditional Uses

The calendula plant has a long history of use in healing wounds and thus has been blended into in an array of skin care recipes. It is native to Europe, Western Asia and the United States and its uses can be found in traditional medicine around the world. In Europe, its flowers were known to be used as a stimulant, antispasmodic, and emmenagogue. In England, it was taken steeped in a beverage to treat measles and small pox and the fresh juice was used for jaundice and constipation. In India, traditional uses of calendula include ointments for treating wounds, herpes, ulcers, frostbite, skin damage, scars and for blood purification1. It was also used by the Cherokee, whose name for calendula means “eye” flower, for “treating severe cuts and wounds” and to stop the flow of blood from wounds.2

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy3:

  • Emollient, Soothing, Anti-inflammatory, Tissue Regeneration, Astringent
  • Used in creams, body oils, and ointments for various skin conditions, including itchiness, sun damage, eczema, bruising and general skin repair.

From Aromatherapy for Health Professionals4:

  • Effective on broken veins and varicose veins
  • Indicated for inflamed lymph nodes, sebaceous cysts, and skin lesions

Calendula in Research:

Recent research on calendula has brought forth validation for many of its traditional uses. Studies have shown that calendula has many potential medical properties including anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, lymphocyte activation, liver protecting, anti-oxidant, wound healing, and antiviral.1 Calendula has been used extensively for its anti-inflammatory abilities and research has found that this is due to the anti-inflammatory properties of its primary constituent, faradiol.5 With this activity, the essential oil is not only an excellent choice for wound healing (and dermatitis of various types) but in daily-care recipes as well.

Summary of Research Studies

  • A study on mice found calendula to be effective against swelling and fluid-retention from oedema.6
  • Ingestion of calendula extract was found to improve and speed the healing of burn wounds in rats.7
  • Significant anti-inflammatory effects were found in mice and the study suggest that it acts by free-radical scavenging and blocking proinflammatory actions of the immune system.8
  • In a randomized clinical trial, topical application of calendula in breast cancer patients was effective in preventing acute dermatitis from radiation treatments.9
  • In-vitro study found that calendula extract exhibited significant activity against human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1).10
  • Calendula extract given to rats was found to protect against liver damage.1
  • In-vitro study showed anti-oxidant activity and researcher suggest that extract from calendula could “have therapeutic uses in curbing chronic diabetic complications and slowing down aging”.11

Application and Use

Safety

Calendula is non-toxic, non-irritating and an excellent choice for sensitive skin.

References

1 Muley, B.P., et al. “Phytochemical Constituents and Pharmacological Activities of Calendula Officinalis Linn (Asteraceae): A Review.” Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, vol. 8, no. 5, Oct. 2009, doi:10.4314/tjpr.v8i5.48090.

2 Garrett, J. T. The Cherokee Herbal: Native Plant Medicine from the Four Directions. Bear & Company, 2003.

3 Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Revised and Expanded: Over 800 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health, Beauty, And. New World Library, 2016.

4 Price, Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011.

5 Loggia, R., et al. “The Role of Triterpenoids in the Topical Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Calendula Officinalis Flowers.” Planta Medica, vol. 60, no. 06, 1994, pp. 516–520., doi:10.1055/s-2006-959562.

6 Zitterl-Eglseer, K, et al. “Anti-Oedematous Activities of the Main Triterpendiol Esters of Marigold (Calendula Officinalis L.).” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 57, no. 2, 1997, pp. 139–144., doi:10.1016/s0378-8741(97)00061-5.

7 Chandran, P. K. and Kuttan, R. “Effect of Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract on Acute Phase Proteins, Antioxidant Defense Mechanism and Granuloma Formation During Thermal Burns.” Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition, vol. 43, no. 2, 2008, pp. 58–64., doi:10.3164/jcbn.2008043.

8 Chandran, P. K., et al. “Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Flower Extract of Calendula Officinalis Linn. and Its Possible Mechanism of Action.” Indian Journal of Experimental Biology., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Feb. 2009, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19374166.

9 Pommier, P., et al. “Phase III Randomized Trial of Calendula Officinalis Compared With Trolamine for the Prevention of Acute Dermatitis During Irradiation for Breast Cancer.”Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 22, no. 8, 15 Apr. 2004, pp. 1447–1453., doi:10.1200/jco.2004.07.063.

10 Kalvatchev, Z, et al. “Anti-HIV Activity of Extracts from Calendula Officinalis Flowers.” Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, vol. 51, no. 4, 1997, pp. 176–180., doi:10.1016/s0753-3322(97)85587-4.

11 Ahmad, H., et al. “Antiglycation and Antioxidation Properties of Juglans Regia and Calendula Officinalis: Possible Role in Reducing Diabetic Complications and Slowing down Ageing.” Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, vol. 32, no. 3, 2012, pp. 411–414., doi:10.1016/s0254-6272(13)60047-3.