Calendula oil for eczema, wounds, stomach ulcers and varicose veins

By Lilia

Calendula is highly valued for its healing properties. 

It stimulates blood circulation, helps to treat purulent wounds and ulcers, soothes inflammatory processes on the skin, erases scars on the skin, heals burns, especially those from excessive exposure to the sun.

It cleans oily and problematic skin, nourishes dry and eczema-prone skin, treats fungal skin diseases, is used for problems with veins and hemorrhoids and for gynecological problems.

Due to the presence of provitamin A, it also helps with psoriasis. It is really very useful to have it at home. You can easily make homemade butter.

Calendula oil for wounds, lichen, eczema, impetigo /bacterial skin infection/, hemorrhoids, burns, purulent ulcers and fungal skin diseases.


Pick the marigold flowers just before noon when the sun is at its strongest, pick the open marigold flowers and a few leaves.

Cut the flowers and leaves with scissors and put everything together in a wide jar.

Pour cold-pressed olive oil, sunflower, sesame or pumpkin oil, the oil should cover the cut mass at least 3 cm.

Close the jar tightly and place in a warm or sunny place. The ratio of calendula and oil is 1:1, i.e. a cup of oil per cup of calendula flowers.

The jar should sit in the sun for 4 to 5 weeks. Shake almost daily.

After the indicated period, strain the oil through sterile gauze and store it in a dark glass sterile bottle in a dark and cool place, preferably in a refrigerator.

Caution: Calendula oil can oxidize easily if not stored properly.

Every time you use it, make sure that it has not changed color or faded, because then it has lost its healing properties. Therefore, it is best to store it in the refrigerator.

Calendula oil can be drunk with a sensitive stomach, the presence of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, two tablespoons a day before meals. The oil must be fresh.

In folk medicine, this herb is used to prepare numerous ointments against impetigo bacterial skin infection, dry and wet eczema and dandruff lichen. 

Calendula oil stimulates the formation of new cells, removes purulent inflammations, is also used for ingrown nails. 

Calendula has proven to be an extremely effective anti-fungal herb, especially for candidiasis.

Calendula oil for varicose veins:

Heat half a kilo of lard over low heat. When completely melted, add two tablespoons of fresh calendula flowers and a handful of dried green prickly horse chestnut bark.

Allow the mixture to foam, remove from the heat and stir for 5 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Then, slowly heat the mixture while stirring continuously until completely melted. Strain through sterile gauze and store in a clean, dry jar. 

To be stored in a dark and dry place, preferably in a refrigerator. Rub the veins every night, without massaging and pressing, rub from the bottom up in the direction of the heart.

Calendula ointment

Necessary products:

Dried flowers from the plant

Carrier oil (olive, coconut and almond oils are best)

Beeswax (about 30 g per 250 g of butter)

Essential oils of your choice (10-20 drops per 250 g)

Method of preparation and use:

The first step is to make an infusion of calendula. Simply place the dried flowers in a jar and cover with olive oil. 

The ratio of calendula and oil is 1:1, i.e. a cup of oil per cup of calendula flowers.

You should put the jar in a cool place, out of direct sunlight, preferably for a few weeks.

Once done, strain the butter using cheesecloth and a strainer, squeezing out as much as possible. And leave in a water bath to warm up. When this happens, add the beeswax and stir occasionally until it is completely dissolved.

You can add essential oils of your choice and stir to combine. Carefully pour the hot salve into molds or jars. Allow to cool completely before use.

This ointment is suitable for wounds, scars, cuts.

Calendula cream and shea butter

Necessary products:

3 tsp calendula oil

1 tbsp shea butter

2 tsp aloe vera gel

Method of preparation and use:

Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Cleanse your face and neck well, then apply an even layer of this night cream just before going to bed.

Rinse with cold water the next morning and gently dry with a soft towel.

Hair Mask

Necessary products:

4 tsp calendula oil

2 tablespoons yogurt

1 tsp lemon juice

Method of preparation and use:

In a suitable container, combine the calendula oil, yogurt and lemon juice. Rub this mixture into your scalp and hair, massaging deeply with your fingertips, from root to tip.

Leave the mask on for 30 minutes, then wash your hair with lukewarm water and a nourishing shampoo.

Iced tea with calendula

Necessary products:

4 tsp fresh calendula flowers, or 2 – dried

4 tsp water

steviola powder if desired

Method of preparation:

Fill a jug with fresh marigold flowers (or half full if using dried marigolds). Boil some water and pour over the flowers, filling the jug.

Let sit for several hours or overnight until the tea reaches room temperature. Strain and add steviola.

Pour into a glass with ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve. A healthy and tasty drink, perfect for the summer heat!

So, we hope we have convinced you that it is worth having a marigold in your garden or on your balcony! We remind you that it is a completely safe product for adults and children.

For pregnant and lactating women, just in case, a doctor’s consultation is necessary, as well as if you are allergic to sunflowers and other similar plants from the family Complexaceae. Everyone else can only expect benefits!