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Organic Calendula CO2 Total Extract

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Calendula officinalis is a member of the Asteraceae plant family. It is most commonly referred to as the pot marigold or common marigold. Noted for their vibrant yellow-orange hue, calendula petals are edible and are prized by chefs as an alternative to saffron. Calendula extracts produced by infusion and maceration methods have been used since the 16th century to soothe a wide array of skin-related concerns.

Our premium quality Organic Calendula CO2 Total Extract is obtained by pressurized supercritical fluid extraction using carbon dioxide as the solvent. This method effectively extracts all the beneficial lipophilic constituents present in the calendula flowers. Once the extraction process is complete, the CO2 dissipates back into a gaseous state, and the extract is then carefully filtered. A maximum 0.1% Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract has been added to ensure stable shelf life.

Most calendula extracts are produced by macerating calendula petals into a vegetable oil base such as sunflower or olive. Although traditional Calendula Extract offers significant advantages within skin care applications, our Organic Calendula CO2 Total is more concentrated and offers a greater composition of phytosterols and other beneficial lipophilic compounds that are naturally present in the calendula petals. Additionally the CO2 supercritical extraction process exposes the extract to far less heat during production, leading to a reduced risk of oxidation and a much more prolonged and stable shelf.

The main constituents of the extract include faradiol esters, carotenoids, sterols (sitosterol) and cuticular waxes. Organic Calendula CO2 Total Extract features a characteristic sweet, woody calendula aroma, dark brown hue and is typically semi-soft and waxy at room temperature.

Our Organic Calendula CO2 Total Extract is 100% natural. As with all of our organic ingredients, it is certified organic by CCOF.

Uses:

Organic Calendula CO2 Total Extract is prized for its remarkable ability to help soothe and restore irritated, dry, itchy, damaged and other problematic skin concerns. It is particularly well suited for use within formulations intended for aging skin, and it is gentle enough, when properly diluted, for use in products intended for babies and children. For scalp care, Organic Calendula CO2 Total Extract soothes dry scalp, and it can significantly assist with other challenging scalp concerns. We encourage you to research all the skincare benefits that calendula offers.

Properties:

  • Excellent Source of Carotenoids (0.86%, Calculated as B-Carotene), Faradiol Ester (21.4%), Sterols (Calculated as Sitosterols, 1.4%) and Taraxassterol/Amyric (Calculated as Sitosterols, 9.4%)
  • Stable Shelf Life
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Dark Reddish-Brown Hue
  • Thick, Waxy Consistency at Room Temperature
  • Sweet, Pleasant Hay-Like Aroma
  • See Spec Sheet for Composition Data

Organic Calendula CO2 Total Extract is Well Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy

Recommended Usage:

1-100%

Origin: Germany
INCI: Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract
Extraction Method: CO2 Supercritical Extraction
Typical Shelf Life*: 5 Years

*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.

Color Suggestions:
We recommend pairing this ingredient with the following colors:

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Color IvoryIvory
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Documents: Safety Data Sheet   Specifications  


Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  1/4 wt oz, $25.52
  1/2 wt oz, $34.76
  1 wt oz, $60.94
  2 wt oz, $107.10
  4 wt oz, $186.21
  8 wt oz, $344.61
  1 lb, $635.20 *
  2 lbs., $1,162.43 *


*This item does not qualify for any promotional discounts.



Customer Ratings and Reviews

Average Rating: 5 stars  


Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Crystal

Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017

Location: Phoenix, AZ


Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Roxcy

Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Location: Sacramento

Comments: I showed my acupuncturist and when she opened it up, she exclaimed "WOW! That's pure herb right there!" I know it says in that it comes thick so I expected that. I thought it would be in a normal essential oil bottle, but it's in a little tiny container with a screw on lid. It doesn't make a difference to me, just thought I would add in case that helps anyone else.


Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Ingrid

Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Location: Houston, TX

Comments: To be honest, I was kind of disappointed with the consistency of this product. I knew that it would be a little thick, but it was hard as a rock! I wish that it would have indicated this in the description.

FNWL Response: Ingrid, we're very sorry that you're displeased. However, the description does mention that it can require warming to work with and also says: "Please Note: This product is solid at room temperature."


Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Crystal

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011

Location: Charles Town, WV

Comments: A wonderful addition to my Winter Hand/Feet Balm. Actually looking forward to weathering the cold dry winter air this season!



Total Number of Ratings: 6

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