Calendula CO2

Calendula officinalis L.

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Our Calendula CO2 total extract is a very beneficial skincare ingredient and has a subtle, herbaceous/green, hay-like, warm, waxy scent. It is a welcome addition to body and bath preparations due to its nourishing and hydrating properties and warm, comforting aroma.

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Selected size SKU:138-015 - Calendula CO2 15 grams

2 grams (1/14 oz)
$4.06$6.25
5 grams (3/17 oz)
$6.66$10.25
15 grams (1/2 oz.)
$14.63$22.50
50 grams (1 3/4 oz)
$36.56$56.25
100 grams (3 8/17 oz)
$65.00$100.00
200 grams (7.055 oz)
$116.84$179.75
500 grams (17.63 oz)
$255.94$393.75
1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
$474.83$730.50
$4.06$6.25
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Our Calendula CO2 total extract is a very beneficial skincare ingredient and has a subtle, herbaceous/green, hay-like, warm, waxy scent. It is a welcome addition to body and bath preparations due to its nourishing and hydrating properties and warm, comforting aroma. Calendula CO2 is extracted from Calendula officinalis, commonly known as pot marigold, and is not to be confused with true marigold –Tagetes minuta or T. bipinata– from which comes the essential oil known as Tagetes.

Calendula is a charming and vigorous garden plant with bright, toothy orange and yellow blooms. Its name comes from the root word for “calendar,” well-known for its robust ability to thrive in a wide range of climates and bloom for most months of the year. The traditional use of Calendula is legendary – the flower petals are edible and add brilliant color to green salads, the bright orange flower heads have been utilized as a fabric dye, and various extracts and infusions of the plant have been revered in skincare and cosmetic preparations for hundreds of years.

While many formulators are familiar with the use of Calendula Infused Oil in their products (flowers macerated in a carrier oil base), Calendula CO2 extract allows for greater product consistency along with the ability to choose the carrier oil(s) in which it is paired with. Generally, a Calendula Infused Oil requires approximately a half pound of flowers to make one kilo of oil. By comparison, it takes approximately 40 pounds of flowers to make one kilo of Calendula CO2 total extract. In addition, the lower heat CO2 process provides a more gentle extraction of constituents that may enhance stability and shelf-life.[1]

While faradiol monoesters are responsible for many of the skincare benefits of Calendula CO2, there are dozens of other components – phytosterols, beneficial lipids, carotenoids, and antioxidants – that complement and enhance the overall effects, making it an ideal addition to topical preparations, facial care, scalp care, and body oils for all skin types. 

Perfumers may find the unusual aroma of Calendula CO2 an interesting addition to woody, herbaceous, and earthy accords, or might use it to lend a beautiful golden-orange hue to formulations. It is utilized in extravagant compositions to achieve a ‘crushed stem’ effect or to liven up florals such as gardenia and lilac. Perfumer Jeanne Rose suggests pairing with Ambrette Seed to enhance the lovely 'toast smell' of both.

Please remember that Calendula CO2 has a waxy texture and a deep orange color that will appear in the final product. For topical products and cosmetics, a dilution of 0.1 - 0.3% of the total formula is suggested. Up to 1 - 3% dilution may be suitable for some applications.[2] 

1 Industry Communication.

2 Shutes, Jade and Sherilyn Siegmund-Roach. The Carrier Oil Palette: Fixed Oils, Butters, Herbal Oils, and CO2 Extracts of the Carrier Oil Palette, 2022, pp. 130-132.

3 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, pp. 399-400.

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Beautifull!

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Spectacular, this is one of the main notes in the famous and discontinued Tribu by Benetton -eau de parfum- there beautifully accompanied by ylang ylang, jasmine, oakmoss, sandalwood and cedarwood,,, Beautiful

Review by Juana Ferrer 9/2/2023

fragrant

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I was worried that it will be difficult to melt. But to my surprise, it was pretty easy. I did waterbath way and it melts easily. It smells so nice. I mix it with seabuckthorn oil and my base oil. Will be putting a few drop of this mix into my face cream.

Review by JP 8/5/2023

love this!

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The calendula co2 is just wonderful! I use it in a cleansing oil, and it smells like a meadow. I have to warm the oil in a water bath before adding to my other oils, and once I shake it pretty vigorously, it blends in perfectly and stays emulsified. Will continue to purchase this!

Review by Cheryl 1/8/2020

Incredibly realistic calendula note

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This calendula co2 smells JUST like dried calendula. An amazing hay-like smell, but more like dry tea as opposed to hay absolute which is coumaric. Incredibly indulgent and concentrated, this waxy goodness would go a long way in creating healing serums, body oils, and aromatherapy blends. I also think it could work well in a perfumery, acting as a bridge between two conflicting notes. Definitely worth investing in a full bottle. Like always, Eden Botanicals has the best quality oils, the best customer service, the most sustainable options, and the most fair pricing I've ever seen. They are well loved for a reason!

Review by J 9/29/2017

comforting and healing

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This one reminds me of red bush/roobios tea, dried apricots, warm sweet hay or that sweet dry leaf smell in a forest on a hot summer day. I made a 10% solution with calendula and grapeseed oil for stubborn bruises / scrapes and it has worked well for me. I love the scent on its own, its not overwhelming and I find it relaxing and carry a small vial of the 10% in my bag for use as a natural perfume/aromatherapy, not just as first aid. It also mixes well with some of my other favorite essential oils like neroli, rose, chamomile, and lavender. I use it in a face serum at a much lower concentration as too much makes the oil a lovely orange red that might stain fairer skin at higher concentrations. Though so far I have not experienced any staining.

Review by Lena 3/4/2015

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