Herb of the week: Calendula

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Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Essential Oil: CO2 extracted

Uses: anti inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antispasmodic, anti fungal, astringent, antimicrobial. Fresh or dried leaves and flowers can be used in essential oils, teas, tinctures, salves and infused oils.

Quick Tip: To have on hand for minor scrapes and bruises, fill a sterilized mason jar with fresh Calendula flowers and top off with any carrier oil (such as Olive oil or jojoba). Let sit in the sun from 2-4 weeks. Strain flowers and keep oil in a dark, cool cabinet. (Compost your flowers!)

Herb of the week is to give you a brief overview of the many plants that grace our Earth. Please research further into herbs before using these on yourself and loved ones. Especially if you are pregnant.

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