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Calendula Cleansing Milk: Beauty In Your Back Yard

Calendula Cleansing Milk: Beauty In Your Back Yard

Pot marigolds, also called calendula flowers, are blooming in many gardens at this time of year and their petals make a wonderful cleansing milk that will help to heal and nourish your skin. (If you donít have calendula growing in your yard, you can buy the dried flowers inexpensively online.)

Calendula is a powerful all-purpose skin-helper, since it is highly emollient, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory. This cleansing milk is a healing addition to your beauty routine. Get the elegant formula here:


4 tablespoons avocado oil
1 tablespoon fresh calendula flowers or 1 teaspoon dried
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
25 drops grapefruit seed extract

1. In a double boiler over very low heat, heat the oil and calendula flowers together for 30 minutes. Allow to cool, then strain out the flowers and discard them.

2. Stir the aloe vera and the grapefruit seed extract into the cooled oil, mixing well to combine.

To Use:

Scoop some of the milk onto your fingers and massage gently into skin. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

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By Annie B. Bond

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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1:58AM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

Thank you :)

2:32AM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Great, thanks :)

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1:22AM PST on Nov 13, 2012

Thank you :)

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8:28AM PDT on May 29, 2012

If you have hay fever or an allergy to marigolds, you really should AVOID calendula in all forms.

3:03AM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Thanks for posting.

8:56AM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

Thank you

3:21AM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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