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.
Then, three days ago I experienced Calendula hydrosol for the first time and I’m already hooked!
Calendula hydrosol isn’t strongly aromatic because it doesn’t contain volatile essential oils. However, 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 Shirley Price. Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy.