Frequently Asked Questions

Which topical should I use: Calendula Gel, Cream, Ointment, or burn ointment?

The soothing and moisturizing texture of Calendula Cream works best on dry skin and chafing. Calendula Gel has a cooling sensation that is ideal for relieving razor burn on the face or legs. Calendula Ointment and Calendula Burn stay on the skin longer to promote healing by moisturizing the affected area. Use Calendula Ointment for dry, cracked skin or lips and Calendula burn for minor burns.

How often should I use a Calendula topical?

The recommended frequency of application for a Calendula topical is three times a day.

How long can I use a Calendula topical?

If after three days you show no improvement, we recommend consulting your health care professional. If your symptoms improve, and you would like to use Calendula for a longer period of time, please consult your health care professional.

Do Calendula topicals have any side effects? Do they interact with other medications?

Calendula topicals have a low risk of side effects when used as directed. They can be used with other medications and are sometimes recommended to complement other treatments. When using this product, use only as directed and first cleanse the area with mild soap, rinse, and pat dry. Do not use if you are allergic to Calendula officinalis or to any of this product’s inactive ingredients. If in doubt, try the topical on a small area first, and wait two hours to see how your skin reacts before applying it to a larger area. If itchiness or redness occurs, discontinue using the topical. These cases are very rare.

Can I use Calendula if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask your health care professional before taking any medicine, including Calendula. If your health care professional needs more information on our medicines, he/she can contact us at 1-800-BOIRON-1.

Can I use Calendula past its expiration date?

No, we do not recommend using Calendula past its expiration date.

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