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Calendula: What Is It Good For?

Whenever we get to talk to someone about the benefits of Calendula, we get a little excited – and rightfully so! IT IS AWESOME!

The flower petals of the calendula plant (Calendula officinalis), or pot marigold, have been used for medicinal purposes since at least the 12th century. Calendula is native to Mediterranean countries but is now grown as an ornamental plant throughout the world. However, it is not the same as the annual marigold plant that is often grown in gardens.

Calendula has high amounts of flavonoids, plant-based antioxidants that protect cells from being damaged by unstable molecules called free radicals. Calendula appears to fight inflammation, viruses, and bacteria. Calendula has been shown to help wounds heal faster, possibly by increasing blood flow and oxygen to the affected area, which helps the body grow new tissue. It is also used to improve skin hydration and firmness.

Calendula also has been shown to help prevent dermatitis or skin inflammation in people with breast cancer during radiation therapy.

Calendula is used as a main ingredient in several of our GSL Organics products – including our Organic Calendula Soap and our Organic Calendula Salve. We begin by infusing our very own Organic Calendula Oil, using the whole Organic Calendula flowers – not just the petals – to get the best healing benefits into Organic Olive Oil, with its many vitamins, including A, D, and K, as well as vitamin E. Olive oil is also an antioxidant, so it might help prevent or reverse damage from cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation as well as fights the free radicals on our skin, not to mention moisturize and hydrate your skin.

This combination is then used with other specially selected ingredients to create our organic, healing skincare. Anti-septic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory are just the beginning of this amazing ingredient. It will treat wounds, cuts, scrapes and burns. Heals and soothes even the most tender skin. Is amazing for cracked hands and feet. Helps prevent acne and soothes inflamed acne skin.

Our Organic Calendula Salve in stick form is the ideal lip balm for even the most cracked, dry lips!

But wait, there’s more… If you have a baby, you’re going to love our Organic Calendula Salve for diaper rash. Not only available in a jar, but in stick form so you can easily apply our healing salve to sensitive, tender baby skin. It will quickly heal diaper rash in as little as one application! If you’re a breastfeeding mom, our Organic Calendula Salve will also be your breast-friend against sore and cracked nipples.

As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to get excited over calendula!

Our number one selling product, After Shower Extra Moisturizing Cream, contains a healthy dose of our infused calendula oil. It will help treat eczema and psoriasis, as well as soothe and hydrate extremely dry skin, as well as those going through Chemo and Diabetes.

We suggest pairing our After Shower Extra Moisturizing Cream with our Organic Calendula Soap.

The results don’t lie; we have countless customers reach out to us on a daily basis to let us know what a difference these products have made. It warms our hearts to hear your stories.

Jennifer Kruger


Amazing Calendula salve! Helps heal and sooth fast. We love it and always have a jar on hand in the medicine cabinet. I keep the stick in my makeup bag

Ruthie Staul


Your Organic Calendula Salve works as soon as you put this on your skin. I gave mine to my sister that lives in Florida. She loves it and helps out other people that live around her. I am buying one for me because I miss this. Thanks for making these great products that work so well.

Victoria G


This is a staple product in our household. We were just congratulated by our pediatrician for multiple visits with our baby and having no signs of iPhone rash. I tried to never run out and always keep this on hand whether it be in my purse or in the medicine cabinet.

Our Organic Calendula Salve should be in every first aid kit! It is a go-to staple for everyone here at GSL Organics, and thousands of our very happy customers.

We hope you’ll get to experience the GSL Organics line of calendula products and become just as excited as we are about them. Reach out to us and let us know what you think – we LOVE hearing from you!

Possible Interactions

There are no known scientific reports of interactions between calendula and conventional or herbal medications. In theory, taking calendula orally may interact with the following medications, so talk to your doctor before combining these drugs with calendula:

  • Sedatives

  • Medications to treat high blood pressure

  • Medications to treat diabetes

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