Frequently Asked Questions

How to Use

How often should I use Boiron Calendula?

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

How long can I use Boiron Calendula?

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.

Ingredients & Formulation

What is the active ingredient in Boiron Calendula?

Boiron Calendula contains Calendula officinalis 1X HPUS. A homeopathic medicine’s active ingredients are listed on the product label in Latin, which is the international packaging standard. HPUS stands for Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. The HPUS defines the production and usage standards recognized by all reputable manufacturers and the federal government. Consumers should look for this acronym on labels of homeopathic products. It ensures consumers that the ingredients were prepared according to the high standards of this official guideline.

Do Boiron Calendula topicals contain allergens?

All Boiron Calendula topicals are free of fragrances, dyes, and parabens. Do not use if you are allergic to Calendula officinalis or to any of the product’s inactive ingredients.

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.

Product Safety

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 and no contraindications. They should not be applied with other topical products in the same area. 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.

Product Safety

Can I use my HSA/FSA card to purchase Boiron Calendula topicals?

Yes, over-the-counter medicines like Boiron Calendula are classified as a “medical expense,” making them eligible for reimbursement. That means you can use your HSA or FSA funds to pay for Boiron Calendula.

What is homeopathy? What are homeopathic medicines?

Homeopathy is a therapeutic method that uses diluted substances to relieve symptoms. The active ingredients in homeopathic medicines include diluted plants, animals, or minerals that relieve the same symptoms they cause at full strength (e.g., a microdose of coffee bean helps to relieve nervousness).

Homeopathic medicines have been used for more than 200 years. They are manufactured in strict accordance with the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) and drug Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Today, homeopathic medicines are used by millions of patients and recommended by health care professionals around the world to relieve many acute health conditions such as allergies, coughs, colds, flu, stress, muscle pain, and teething.


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*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.
**C, K, CK, and X are homeopathic dilutions. Learn more.