Calendula cream has been a folk remedy since time immemorial. Calendula cream is unsurpassed in treating skin problems, whether minor or severe. Evidence suggests that calendula, when applied topically, is an effective treatment for various skin disorders, including eczema and other skin irritation and burns. The most popular use of calendula cream nowadays however, is for rashes, sunburn and diaper rash.
People like calendula cream because it is nonirritating. Some people who have tried other creams and moisturizers actually irritated their children even more, whereas the calendula cream didn’t. Calendula cream is typically made from a solid fat base of vegetable oil or lanolin infused with calendula flowers, commonly known as garden marigolds or pot marigolds. Calendula cream is often used as a topical salve to heal and prevent dry skin as well as to promote wound healing. The calendula flower, or calendula officinalis, is native throughout the Mediterranean and Egypt. Calendula cream can be made at home by combining dried calendula petals with a solid fat, such as vegetable shortening, and beeswax. Special uses for calendula cream can include healing cracked heels or palms, hangnails, and wind chapped or sunburned skin.
Calendula is not only a skin cream ingredient, but may also be found in shampoos for oily hair and herbal mouth rinses used to soothe painful canker sores. For babies, calendula cream often is used as an ointment to heal and prevent diaper rash and flaky dry scalps, commonly called cradle cap.
If you use calendula oil, your cream will have a nice golden texture.
* 1 ounce calendula infused extra virgin olive oil (or plain olive oil)
* 1 ounce shea butter
* 1/2 ounce avocado oil
* 1/4 ounce jojoba oil
* 1/4 ounce beeswax