Calendula has been used as food and medicine, also has a long history of use in skin care products. The petals, which contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, including carotenoids such as lutein, are used to make nourishing skin oils, creams, lotions, facial serums and soaps.
|cosmetic||Infuse in in oil for use in soaps, lotions, balms and other topical formulations.|
|decorative||Add the petals to floral displays and potpourri mixes.|
|culinary||Use to garnish soups and salads. May also be baked in cookies, cakes and breads. Excellent tea herb.|
|household||Calendula produces a natural yellow dye for coloring wool and cloth.|