The powerful combination of calendula and chamomile has been trusted for centuries for their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and regenerative properties, making them a popular choice in modern skincare.
Chamomile can reduce redness, inflammation, and irritation in the skin. It is also rich in antioxidants, which can protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
Calendula, or marigold, is native to the Mediterranean but is now grown all over the world.
For centuries, it has been highly regarded in herbal medicine for its remarkable healing properties. However, many people don’t know that Calendula is also a powerhouse when it comes to skincare.
In this article, we’ll walk you through creating a nourishing olive oil infusion with these botanicals, and the benefits it can offer to your skin, especially if they’re sun infused.
The process of making a calendula and chamomile olive oil infusion is quite simple. First, you’ll need to gather the necessary ingredients.
- a dry, sterilized jar with tight-fitting lid
- high-quality dried calendula & chamomile flowers
- olive oil
Next, fill the jar with the dried flowers until it is about three-quarters full. Then, pour the olive oil over the flowers until they are completely covered. Make sure to leave some space at the top of the jar. Close the jar tightly and give it a good shake to mix the ingredients.
Once you’re done, place the jar in a sunny spot where it will receive direct sunlight for at least two weeks. Shake the jar once a day to ensure that the flowers are properly infused in the oil. After two weeks, strain the oil through a cheesecloth and transfer it to a clean glass jar. Your calendula and chamomile olive oil infusion is now ready to use!
When infused in olive oil, these flowers create a powerful combination that can offer even more skin benefits. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, which can protect and nourish the skin. It also contains antioxidants that can fight off free radicals, preventing premature aging.
With its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, it can soothe irritated skin and reduce inflammation. It can also promote skin regeneration, making it helpful in the healing of wounds, scars, and burns.
Additionally, this oil is hypoallergenic and helps to reduce skin irritants by neutralizing free radicals.
It’s also a natural solution that works wonders on baby’s delicate skin! The powerful combination of calendula and chamomile repairs minor cuts and wounds, while also soothing and regenerating skin tissues damaged by rashes, itching, and dryness.
You can experience the incredible benefits of this healing botanical infusion even if you lack the time or resources to make it yourself. There are various options available to obtain this infusion from different sources.
As a natural handcrafted soap company, we use organic, homegrown calendula solar infusion in our Calendula soap bar. Its mild formula with the added benefits of calendula petals in soap makes it suitable for those with:
- skin condition such as eczema and dermatitis
- dry and sensitive skin
- irritated or acne-prone skin
You’ll notice the difference when you use this bar. Plus, it’s always great to treat yourself to a little luxury in your daily routine.