I love the beauty of calendula flowers as well as her incredible skin-healing properties. After all, calendula oil is what was used in my infant son’s first massage. Last year I shared a tutorial on how to make your own Calendula Infused Oil that’s fabulous for skin all by itself, or as a carrier for skin nourishing essential oils like Lavender, Rose, Geranium, Palmarosa and Frankincense.
I’m already hooked!
Calendula hydrosol isn’t strongly aromatic because it doesn’t contain volatile essential oils. But it does have a gentle and sweetly herbal aroma that I find delightful. It’s incredibly safe and has a million applications, particularly for the skin. If you’d like more information about these gorgeous waters, I wrote this post called What is a Hydrosol?
Here are 5 ways you can use this divine distillate:
- Use as a daily facial toner for all skin types from mature to acne-prone
- Spray on a baby’s bottom to soothe diaper rash
- Use in a spray or compress for shingles
- Replace your water with this hydrosol in any face cream recipes
- Spray on hot spots, cuts, wounds of animals. A much safer alternative to essential oils
Price, Len and Shirely Price. Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy.