Why is our oil better? We do a process called "double maceration". This means that after the first infusion we take the oil and infuse again with fresh, dried flowers. Many people are under the assumption that fresh is the only way to infuse Calendula Flowers, when, in fact, if done fresh the water content causes the integrity of the oil to drop and it becomes rancid more quickly. This is why we use dried blossoms.
Calendula stimulates the formation of new tissue, and has anti-inflammatory properties which are soothing to the skin. Excellent for damaged or injured skin tissue, as calendula gently promotes blood circulation, which helps with the healing process.
Properties regenerative, anti-inflammatory, soothing, promotes circulation
Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis, Organic
Extraction Method: Our Calendula Oil is produced using Certified Organic Virgin Olive Oil, cold pressed and infused with Certified (fresh dried) Calendula Blossoms. We use only a natural gas flame to extract the properties of the flower. The oil is strained through unbleached cheesecloth for purity, producing the finest Calendula Oil available.
Derived From: The whole organic calendula flower (not just the petals)
Contains: Rich in nourishing vitamins
Base Oil: Can be used up to 100% strength
Shelf Life: 1 year
Sediment from the Calendula Blossoms is natural. Although we filter the final product several times, there is always going to be some sediment. This is natural and good. This tells you that it is truly an infused oil and that it was not made with an extract. With even a bit of sediment, the oil will continue to infuse and become darker. You can run this through a coffee filter to strain if this is bothersome.
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Products and Ingredients
Finished products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend shelf life. Shelf life is 9 - 12 months
Sample sizes do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough (except our vitamin C serums - use within 90 days).
Please try to keep out of high humidity or heat if possible! Store out of direct light and in dark cabinet if possible also!
Exfoliating Acid products will last 1 year.
The only thing we don't suggest refrigerating is the mandelic or salicylic acid serums as those can crystallize in the refrigerator and not go back to their normal state even if you warm them up.
Additional Items Requiring Refrigeration
Hydrosols - Take out 1/2 oz to 1 oz in a separate spray bottle from your original container and keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator!
Carrier Oils - Generally you can refrigerate ALL carrier oils, they will solidify in some cases. This is FINE all you have to do is take it out warm it up at room temp and it will be liquid again!
There are some oils that have a super long shelf life like coconut oil for instance! That does not need to be refrigerated, but it cannot hurt it either!
Essential Oils - Essential oils are best stored in a cool dark place.
Co2 Oils - These should always be refrigerated.
Butters - We suggest refrigerating our skincare butters. You can take out what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Essential oils - These can be refrigerated to increase their shelf life!
Clays - Keep in a dry, dark place (shelf life is at least 2 years)
Herbs - (whole or ground) These should last a good year at least - Keep in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal Extracts - [powder] Keep these also in a dark, DRY place. You can keep in the fridge, but make sure the seal is on very tight so you don't get moisture in. [1 year at least].
Herbal Extracts - [liquid] These can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place] [3 years at least]
Other Various Raw Ingredients - i.e. Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Iat Beta Glucan etc will all have a different shelf life (we are working on adding this to the ingredient pages.
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