Calendula Ointment: A Calming Super Herb Treatment
Commonly referred to as pot marigold, calendula is a herbaceous flower renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties.
A superpower herbal alternative used to treat topical skin conditions, this can be found in household medical cupboards to treat many common ailments. So what is it and what are some of the benefits that can support your family’s needs? Let’s take a look.
What’s calendula oil good for?
Readily talked about in the naturopathic community, calendula is a brightly-coloured edible flower with many homeopathic qualities. Used most often for topical skin irritations like diaper rash, superficial wounds, and burns, it’s often called on for its potential anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties.
With so many uses and potential benefits, how can your health and wellness routine benefit from this everyday herb? Here are its five most common uses and benefits:
An easy and accessible way to incorporate this herbal remedy into your first aid kit is to source a high-quality calendula cream, ointment or oil. Best applied to topical skin conditions where no allergies to ragweed or daisies are present, this herb can help calm and relieve discomfort for common irritations like diaper rash, scrapes and burns.
With the most common topical applications of calendula available in cream, oil and ointment forms, which product is right for you? Let’s look at the best uses for each.
Creams: a thick application product best for topical applications that need long-wear protection and benefits, creams can be applied to irritated skin that needs the product to stay in place.
Oils: a more malleable, easy to spread concentration, oils have a lighter weight and faster drying time than most creams with no less beneficial hydrating benefits.
Ointments: the most concentrated calendula formula, ointments are thick, slow to absorb treatments that are used best in small to medium coverage areas.
If you’re interested in adding to your toolkit to soothe irritated skin conditions, speak to your healthcare professional to see if this could be right for you.
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