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The Power of Calendula

Updated: Jun 18, 2021

Calendula is a age old plant with beautiful yellow buds and blossoms. It is said that Calendula was referred to as "Poor Man's Saffron" and and "Mary Gold". The flower was first discovered in Europe in the 1200's and made its way over to the Americas by the 1800's where it was used by cooks to color different foods. Physicians discovered the power of Calendula as it proved to stop bleeding and treat wounds.

Healing Benefits of Calendula:

  • increased body awareness & empowerment

  • hormonal balance

  • reduction in chronic pain

  • improved lymphatic circulation & drainage

  • removal of toxin build up

  • emotional balance

  • healing from sexual trauma

  • support of healthy circulation to the reproductive system

  • releases stagnant and/or negative energy held in the reproductive organs

  • toning of the uterus

  • nurtures healthy cells

  • softens & strengthens tissues

  • immune system boost

  • helps to dissolve ovarian & breast cysts

  • minimizes the appearance of stretch marks & scar tissue

  • soothes sore breasts & premenstrual tenderness

  • eases abdominal cramping

  • relieves the more powerful sensations of your moon (i.e. PMS symptoms)

  • aids in restorative sleep

Calendula flowers are best known for their excellent ability to heal ailments of the skin. BUT did you know that much of calendula’s magic works to support healthy fertility! While calendula is pure nourishment for the skin. Calendula is also a wonderful anti-inflammatory agent and natural detoxifier for the tissues of the body (primarily those of the lymphatic system). Calendula aids the body in establishing regular menstrual cycles, it can ease the discomfort of menstruation, and dispels uterine & breast congestion thereby dissolving cysts.

Calendula Body Oil Recipe

  • 3 fl. oz. herb-infused sesame oil (infused with dried calendula flowers, yarrow leaf + flower, mugwort, damiana leaf, and violet leaf)

  • 1 fl. oz. evening primrose oil

  • 10 drops clary sage essential oil

  • 5 drops basil essential oil

  • 5 drops ylang ylang essential oil

  • 5 drops cypress essential oil

  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil

  • 3 drops bergamot essential oil

  • 2 drops geranium essential oil

*The essential oils listed here are suggestions…please note, you may use any combination of 25-30 drops of the above essential oils you have on hand. How to Put it Together

  1. Following my method for a homemade medicinal oil, create your herb-infused sesame oil.

  2. Pour the oil into a clean glass bottle (I like these glass bottles in combination with these lotion pump tops), add the remain ingredients.

  3. Shake vigorously.

  4. Label & keep on the bathroom counter for ease of use.

Suggested use

Use 2-4 pumps of oil and apply topically to one area (i.e. the abdomen in a clockwise direction around the navel) or to the entire body (i.e. ankles, wrists, bottoms of feet, the neck, breasts, abdomen, the low back) and massage as often as desired (my favorite time is after showering). This can be performed lying (preferred), sitting, or standing. This oil can also be added directly to a bath. Honor you divine womb through self massage, it not only relaxes you but allows for your own personal connection with your womb.

Find Calendula in our Starlilly Cottage Products Collection~


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