Calendula Oil is one of many popular carrier oils used in massage, aromatherapy, and other body-work treatments.
Calendula oil (from Calendula officinalis, which is a type of marigold) is usually extracted by maceration, which is why calendula oil is one of the more expensive carrier oils. This is one reason why this oil is often used blended with another, usually a fixed, oil. However, due to its benefits for damaged skin (incl. cuts, bruises, broken veins, eczema, varicose veins), calendula oil is sometimes applied alone/undiluted to small areas, such as visible broken veins.
Cosmetic uses of calendula oil are similar to the therapeutic applications, such as for chapped and cracked skin, and for cleansing, softening, and soothing.
Note: There are many different carrier oils used for massage and other bodywork therapies. This section includes many popular oils but it is not a complete list.