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Calendula Infused Oil
Calendula Infused Oil

Calendula Blossom Infused Oil
(Calendula officinalis)

Ingredients: Wildcrafted Calendula blossoms gently infused in organic extra virgin olive oil. Dry plant material and extra virgin olive oil. Grapefruit seed extract added to improve shelf life.

Method of Extraction: Cold pressed, unrefined
Cultivation: Grown using organic methods
Aroma: Virtually odorless
Color: Pale yellow
Plant part: Fruit (Olives for the oil), Flowers (for infusion)
Approximate Shelf Life is about 9 months - 1 year with proper storage conditions.

Shelf Life Suggestions:  
  • Refrigeration will extend shelf life.
  • Oxygen is a big enemy to shelf life. Keep caps snug.
  • Write the date of purchase on the label in permanent marker. 
  • Avoid contaminating the oil with fingers or pipettes inserted into the bottle. Unsterilized items such as fingers, cotton balls and pipettes that come into contact with the oils will potentially contaminate them. Pour off the quantity you will need into a smaller container or bottle and work from that.
Calendula Blossom Infused Oil may support, aid, ease, soothe, reduce, calm, relax, promote and/or maintain healthy function:
Adhesions
Breast - health, cancer
Bruises
Diaper rash
Skin - adhesions, scar tissue, keloid scars, diaper rash, emollient, humectant, moisturizing, protectant, sun damage, supports delivery of oxygen to the skin
Sunburn
Surgery - post-operative healing
Wounds

Keloid scars are elevated, hard scars, usually with irregular edges. The scar is benign, non-contagious and sometimes accompanied by severe itchiness and pain. They can be especially painful when they occur as a result of breast surgery. Keloid scars are caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue at the site of an injury or incision and are more frequent in dark-skinned women than light-skinned women.

Adhesions are thought of as internal scar tissue. The are bands of scar tissue that bind together internal body surfaces that ought to be free to slide by each other. Adhesions are common after abdominal surgery but can form after breast surgery.

A therapeutic salve can be made by mixing 1 part melted beeswax to 3 parts infused oil. Infused oils should be stored in a cool dry place or in the refrigerator and preferably used within one year. If stored in the fridge, the oil may solidify. Bring to room temperature before using.

Reference
Parker, Susan M. Power of the Seed: Your Guide to Oils for Health ? Beauty, Process Self-reliance Series, page 158.
 

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