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Calendula Oil: Sun Child

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Sun Child

Face & Body Oil - 2 oz / 60 ml

Moisturize skin, reverse uv damage, & stimulate collagen synthesis


Romans and Greeks wove Calendula flowers into golden crowns and garlands for rituals and ceremonies. The Catholics adorned statues of Mary with Calendula, earning the flower the nickname of “Mary’s Gold,” which eventually became Marigold. Calendula is also a sacred flower in India and has long been used to decorate statues of Hindu deities.

The olive branch is an ancient symbol of peace and its fruit and oil have been used to promote health and longevity since time immemorial. The good-humored Greek philosopher Democritus, born over 2400 years ago, who formulated an atomic theory of the universe, conceptualized the Milky Way as a concentration of distant stars, and lived to be 100 years old attributed his health and longevity to bathing his insides in honey and his outsides in olive oil. Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, whose very name has become synonymous with beauty the world over, who famously seduced both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony with her captivating beauty, her irresistible charm, her commanding presence, and her persuasive discourse, was known to lather her body in olive oil to keep her skin youthful and radiant. 


Calendula is full of carotenoids, which give Calendula its rich orange color and are powerful antioxidants, which reverse uv damage and significantly increase collagen synthesis. 

Olive oil is deeply hydrating and keeps skin soft and radiant. It is full of squalene, a natural component of the epidermis which helps keep skin hydrated. It also contains oleic & palmitic acid, which hydrate and soothe skin while linoleic acid effectively prevents skin from drying. Its high levels of polyphenols are powerful antioxidants which help reverse oxidative stress such as uv damage. Phytosterols in olive oil activate microcirculation and improve quality and evenness of complexion.

A small amount of cane alcohol added to the plant material before infusing it into oil opens up the plant cell membranes and makes a broader range of the plant's constituents more bioavailable. Unlike essential oils, which are a distilled extract of a narrow range of plant constituents, our whole-plant infusions capture a broad spectrum of healing constituents and as a result are richly-colored, deeply nourishing, and much more dynamic than any other body care you've experienced before.


Calendula flowers grown in Colorado and harvested summer 2020.

Olive oil grown & pressed in California autumn 2020.

Cane alcohol grown in Thailand and distilled by artisans in Colorado autumn 2020.

That's itttt.

We partner with local farmers, wildcrafters, and artisans who have deep, regenerative relationships with the land to bring you the freshest, most sumptuous ingredients you have ever experienced in body care. Every ingredient we use is organic and comes from the most recent local harvest. Each bottle includes a batch number, which allows every ingredient to be traced to its origin.

How to Use

Massage 1 dropperful onto skin before and after sun exposure to prevent and reverse uv damage and to stimulate collagen synthesis.

Add 4 dropperfuls to a bath to leave your skin soft and supple.