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.

By Annie B. Bond

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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Nimue Pendragon
Nimue Pendragon2 years ago

Great, thanks :)

Ana Passos
Ana Passos2 years ago


Terry V.
Terry V.3 years ago


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

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Rich Blue3 years ago


MarilynBusy ForCharities
3 years ago

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

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Thanks for posting.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.