My favorite way to use calendula is in an infused olive oil which I then turn into a simple salve. Sometimes I add a drop of lavender essential oil, but it does just fine on its own, plus I am a bigger fan of using whole herbs rather than concentrated oils. Typically safe for all ages - even babies! - just be sure there are no allergies to calendula before using.
Common Name: Calendula
Latin Name: Calendula officinalis
Parts Used: Flower
Main Actions: emollient, anti fungal, anti inflammatory, astringent, anti microbial,
emmenagogue, tonic, cholagogue, vulnerary, lymphatic
Energetics: cooling, drying
Specific Indications: Inflammation and healing of the skin. Burns and scalds. Some gall
bladder issues. Indigestion. Fungal infections. Delayed menstruation.
Flower Essence (if applicable): For developing the senses to receive higher information;
stimulates clairaudient faculties; helps us receive information from nature more easily and hear the voice of the wind; for sensing dangers (From Delta Gardens)
Other: Calendula is a marigold.
Calendula oil made into a salve is excellent for most skin conditions and
mild enough for babies.