Properties regenerative, anti-inflammatory, soothing, promotes circulation
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 flowers.
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.
Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis
Extraction Method: Our Calendula Oil is produced using Certified Organic High Linoleic Safflower Oil, cold pressed and infused with Certified (fresh dried) Calendula Flowers. 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) and Organic High Linoleic Safflower Oil
Contains: Rich in Nourishing Vitamins
Base Oil: Can be used up to 100% strength
Shelf Life: 1 year
NOTE: Sediment from the Calendula Blossoms is natural. Although we strain, 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 Our Products and IngredientsFinished Products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend their shelf life. The shelf life for most products is 9-12 months. Vitamin C Serum(s) and VitaResurface products should continually be refrigerated to extend their shelf life.
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 for our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
direct light and in a dark cabinet when possible:
Exfoliating Acid - products have a shelf life of 9-12 months. The only things we don't suggest refrigerating are the Mandelic Acid Serums or Salicylic Acid Serums, as they can crystallize in the refrigerator. If this happens, you can set the product into a hot water bath to see if the crystals will dissolve.
Additional Items That Require Refrigeration and/or Kept in the Dark:
Hydrosols - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate, sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier Oils - generally, you can refrigerate all carrier oils, although some very rich oils will solidify. This is fine. All you have to do is take it out, warm it up at room temperature and it should liquefy. If not, set the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shake the bottle, which will hopefully turn into a liquid. There are some oils with a super long shelf life, like Coconut Cream and Jojoba Oil.
Refrigeration is not necessary, but it surely won't hurt:
Essential Oils - essential oils are best stored in a cool, dark place.
Co2 Extracts - these should continually be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare" butters. You can remove
what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Clays - keep in a dry, dark place. Shelf life is at least 2 years.
Herbs - all herbs (whole or ground) should be kept in a dark, cool and
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls
the constituents from each herbs - root, trunk, leaves, and flowers. They
have a shelf life of 3-5 years.
They can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place)
Other Raw Ingredients - i.e., Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc.
will all have a different shelf life.
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