Calendula Infused Grapeseed Oil Calendula Infused Grapeseed Oil

Calendula Infused Grapeseed Oil

By Fallon Keplinger

Calendula Infused Grapeseed Oil Calendula Infused Grapeseed Oil

Oil infusions are an infusion of either medicinal or culinary herbs in a fixed oil menstruum. Oil infusion capture the therapeutic benefits of from the herb. When applied topically, the infused oil forms a protective layer over the surface of the skin and prolong exposure time between the body and the herbs, enhancing absorption. The benefits of an infused oil include wound healing, itching, muscle tension, sunburns, rashes, pain, etc.


I chose to infuse my calendula with grapeseed oil. The benefits of grapeseed oil is the light texture, it doesn’t feel heavy. There is virtually no scent from this oil. It has a high absorption rate and it is astringent which makes it good for acne or oily skin like mine.


Calendula Infused Grapeseed Oil


Common Name: Calendula

Botanical Name (Latin/Scientific): Calendula officinalis

Plant Part and Cut: dried flowers


Methods & Ingredients:

Specific preparation: Digestion

· Amount of ingredient #1 10g of calendula flowers

· Amount of ingredient #2 2 cups of grapeseed oil


Step 1 – I put my calendula flowers in a jar 

Step 2 – I poured some grape seed oil in, let the oil settle a bit, then I poured more oil


Step 3 - When the oil was about 1/4 of an inch above the herbs I put my jar in a hot

water bath

Step 4 - I took the temperature to 140 degrees

Step 5 - I let the jar sit for four hours

Step 6 - Using a large tea strainer, I strained the mixture into a jar

Timing: 4 hours