Calendula (calendula officinalis) Flower Extract Oil is derived from calendula flowers that are in the family of marigolds. This oil when properly and painstakingly distilled is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiseptic. One of the complex characteristics of calendula oil responsible for these actions is a compound called triterpenoid. Whether your issues are dermatitis, eczema, diaper rash, irritated dry skin, or hemorrhoids, calendula will bring relief to these ailments. Especially great for healing burns, minor cuts and scrapes. Relief from inflammation has a positive effect on hundreds of skin ailments even allowing the slower spread of some skin diseases. In the world of essential oils Calendula is considered to be one of the best. Due to the anti-fungal properties of calendula it can be used to treat ringworm and athletes foot.