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Organic Calendula Oil

Organic Calendula Oil

  • Rich in carotenoids and flavonoids Calendula Oil actively revitalizes and protects your skin.
  • Gives your skin the essential Omega 3-6-9 fatty acids it needs to stay hydrated and soft.
  • Provides powerful antioxidant activity to help promote beautiful skin.
  • Calendula Oil is traditionally used in herbal medicine to treat various skin conditions. It is very soothing. Alleviates temporary redness or discomfort.
  • Suitable for all skin types including sensitive baby skin.

 

100% natural and unscented. 
Handmade in small batches with organic ingredients grown in the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve

    About Us

    Freefield Organics: Farming in the Canadian Prairies

    SEPTEMBER 01 ASHLEY CATTEL
    EXCERPT FROM BLOG LOCALIZE

     

    10 years ago Erna and her husband Franz moved to Canada from Austria in 2005 to farm.

    “Growing up farming in Austria had become more of a hobby for our family, than a means of living. Though I absolutely loved it and being outdoors. I knew it was what I wanted to do full time”, Erna shared during our conversation.

    Erna’s and Franz family’s farm had been in his family for over 280 years, and spanned approximately 10 acres, a sufficient size to sustain a way of living in her grandparent’s generation, yet not large enough to support the family in the new millennium. As a young adult Erna pursued a career as a teacher, later meeting her husband, Franz a police officer. It was their love for farming, the outdoors, and the draw of new opportunities that led Erna and Franz to move their young family to Canada in 2005.  They settled in rural Inglis, Manitoba where they aspired to build their farm ‘Freefield Organics’, and raise their four children.

     

    Elias with Goat at Freefield Organics. Credit: Freefield OrganicsElias with Goat at Freefield Organics. Credit: Freefield Organics

     

    “We see lots of wildlife here on the farm, which is one of the things I love most. From beavers to ducks, eagles to weasels, wolfs to coyotes. Even deer, elk and bears. One time I woke to find 32 geese on our front lawn! Our farm house today is on a lake front so we see a lot of wildlife. I even put large stones in our garden to retain the heat and this attracts the snakes.”

     

    Stream running through Free Field Organics farm in rural Inglis, Manitoba. Credit: Freefield OrganicsStream running through Free Field Organics farm in rural Inglis, Manitoba. Credit: Freefield Organics

     

    It was an absolute pleasure to listen to Erna talk about moving her family from Austria to Inglis Manitoba. From the challenges posed by a new Canadian climate, to their success in becoming a certified organic farm and growing a variety of grains, lentils and produce, there truly is an incredible story behind Freefield Organics.

    Here are a few highlights from our conversation with Erna:

    WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO FARM IN CANADA?

    I love to be outside in nature. In Austria our farm flooded every 10 years, and it became even more frequent as time went on. Our home was already situated on the highest elevation on our land, and moving to a new home in a town or city was a lifestyle Franz and I did not want. Both Franz and I had good jobs, but we both wanted to see and experience more, and it seemed a good time for a change. A friend of ours who had lived nearby had moved to Canada to farm. Franz decided to make the trip to visit him. During his time in Canada he also looked at a property he thought would work for us.

    After a big flood in Austria in 2005 we made the decision to sell our small farm and move to Inglis Manitoba to start farming in Canada! What a crazy idea?!

     

    Moving to Canada. Credit: Freefield OrganicsMoving to Canada. Credit: Freefield Organics

     

    WHAT CHALLENGES DID YOU FACE WHEN YOU FIRST BEGAN FARMING IN CANADA?

    We started out with about 160 acres of land and a farmyard. The house on this yard was the former Freefield School House, which became our new home.

    Back then we didn’t realize that we would have 6 months of winter with temperatures dropping below -40C!

    When we started farming in 2006, we wanted to have our land certified organic. Since then it has been inspected and certified every year. We’ve also since purchased another historic school house slated for destruction which we use for packaging and storage. We developed packaging and labeling to sell our own farm products. The new renovated schoolhouse was inspected and approved as a food processing facility. Today our farm has grown to over 700 acres of land and 1/3 of it we have exclusively dedicated to wildlife and their habitat.

     

    Wood for the wood burning stove in the Canadian winter months. Wood for the wood burning stove in the Canadian winter months.

     

    WHAT TYPES OF CROPS DO YOU GROW AT FREEFIELD ORGANICS?

    We grow Camelina seed, hulless oats, and flax seed. I’ve also recently started an orchard of fruit trees and herbs for teas and skincare.

    Camelina seed is an oil seed, and an ancient crop from Northern Europe. It is adaptable, and has a shorter growing season which makes it well suited for our climate in Manitoba. It has a healthy omega 3-6-9 ratio and is also rich in vitamin E. After harvest, the camelina seed is stored, cleaned, and put through our expellar cold press which we imported from Europe.

     

    Camelina Flowers. Credit: Freefield OrganicsCamelina Flowers. Credit: Freefield Organics

     

    This new established oil-press-facility was inspected and approved as a food processing facility in January 2014. Since then we have been producing organic Camelina oil. The oil and pellets are separated, and the oil is stored in a stainless steel containers. Once it settles, we fill our bottles with our Certified Organic Camelina Oil.

     

    Camelina Seed. Credit: Freefield OrganicsCamelina Seed. Credit: Freefield Organics

     

    We also grow Hulless oats, or Naked Oats, which contain twice the protein and iron compared to an equal amount of rice. In Austria we eat oats and other grains as we do rice. We call them oat-rice, spelt-rice, barley-rice etc. We’re finding challenging to market our naked oats because we’ve learned that Canadians do not often eat oats the same way they do rice. We’re working to help educate shopper that oats, can make just as tasty a side dish as rice or pasta at dinner time!

    AS A GRAIN FARMER, WHAT MAKES FREEFIELD ORGANICS UNIQUE?

    We realized after moving to Manitoba that a number of people seem to have trouble with eating and digesting wheat, so we made the decision not to farm any varieties of wheat to prevent any cross contamination. In addition to Camelina and naked oats we also grow flax seed and legumes like red clover which is ploughed back into the soil for its health but also makes for excellent steeped tea.

     

    Flax Flowers. Credit: Freefield OrganicsFlax Flowers. Credit: Freefield Organics

     

    WHAT’S NEXT ON THE HORIZON FOR FREEFIELD ORGANICS?

    We love to grow a wide variety of trees and berries like apples, cherries, plums, hazelnut, haskaps, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, Saskatoon berries, aronias, and seabuckthorn. I got my certificate as permaculture designer in 2013. Each year we discover more and more varieties of crops and plants that can be grown here.

    We are both dedicated to sustainable and ethical farming, providing nutritious healthy food for people, creating jobs for people and sharing our profits. Four years ago we started planting an U-pick orchard so that people can visit our farm and pick fresh produce themselves. We would like to have a positive social and economical impact in our community.

    ​

    5 Targeted Benefits

    1. Heals & Protects Skin

    Throughout history calendula was praised for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it a potent remedy for all kinds of inflammatory, issues like diaper rash, dermatitis, sunburns, scrapes, insect bites and other mild skin irritations.

    This herb also contains natural regenerative properties, it helps increase blood flow and oxygen to wounds and infected areas, which helps the body grow new tissue and heal more rapidly. (1)
    Calendula is a great remedy to treat minor cuts and wounds.
    Applying calendula on chapped lips makes it softer and suppler instantly.

    By protecting against infections, it keeps wounds and scrapes safe, allowing them to heal rapidly.

     

    2. Improves appearance of the Skin

    Calendula oil can significantly boost the appearance of your skin. It can affect blood flow to the skin cells, provide antioxidant protection that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and age spots, and even the visibility of scars.(2)

     

    3. Firming & Tightening Skin

    Calendula is also used to improve skin firmness and hydration.
    In fact, this herbal oil is also safe enough to be used on the delicate area around the eyes to treat puffiness. (3)

    4. Deeply hydrates

    Dry skin not only looks unattractive but can also leads to premature aging. Calendula with its restorative properties, deeply hydrates the skin, heals damaged skin and makes it look younger and suppler.

    5. Nourishes Skin

    We use Camelina oil for cold infusing the dried Calendula flowers. Camelina oil is very rich in  Omega 3-6-9 and Vitamin E and provides vital nutrients to the skin.

     

    What makes Calendula so effective?

    Calendula contains a range of biologically active substances with therapeutic anti-inflammatory, healing and antiseptic properties. (4) 
     
    Carotenoid pigments  and polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as calendic acid, have been shown to have inflammatory  and inhibitory properties. 
    Presence of some important polycarbohydrates, which play a role in tissue soldering and controlling cellular permeability. (5)

    Supporting Research

    (1) Fronza M, Heinzmann B, Hamburger M, Laufer S, Merfort I. Determination of the wound healing effect of Calendula extracts using the scratch assay with 3T3 fibroblasts. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Dec 10;126(3):463-7.
    (2) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874109007740
    (3) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21928714
    (4) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19374166
    (5) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3379952/

     

    Organic Calendula Officinalis Flowers Extractes in
    Organic Camelina Sativa Seed (Camelina) Oil cold infused

     

     

    Apply to skin with cotton gauze, or massage into skin until well absorbed.

     

     

     

     

    Always talk to your doctor before using calendula oil to treat any condition that may require medical attention. Make sure to do a skin patch test before use, too. Carefully note how your body reacts to any form of calendula oil.

     

    Did you know that your skin absorbs 
    60 to 70 % 
    of anything you put on your skin?

    Our promise to you is that all our ingredients are food grade and truly nurturing your body.
    All ingredients are sustainably grown and certified organic.
    They bring all the good vibes and the spirit of the Riding Mountains to you.

    Honest. Pure. Natural

     

     

    Skin Benefits

    ​

    5 Targeted Benefits

    1. Heals & Protects Skin

    Throughout history calendula was praised for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it a potent remedy for all kinds of inflammatory, issues like diaper rash, dermatitis, sunburns, scrapes, insect bites and other mild skin irritations.

    This herb also contains natural regenerative properties, it helps increase blood flow and oxygen to wounds and infected areas, which helps the body grow new tissue and heal more rapidly. (1)
    Calendula is a great remedy to treat minor cuts and wounds.
    Applying calendula on chapped lips makes it softer and suppler instantly.

    By protecting against infections, it keeps wounds and scrapes safe, allowing them to heal rapidly.

     

    2. Improves appearance of the Skin

    Calendula oil can significantly boost the appearance of your skin. It can affect blood flow to the skin cells, provide antioxidant protection that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and age spots, and even the visibility of scars.(2)

     

    3. Firming & Tightening Skin

    Calendula is also used to improve skin firmness and hydration.
    In fact, this herbal oil is also safe enough to be used on the delicate area around the eyes to treat puffiness. (3)

    4. Deeply hydrates

    Dry skin not only looks unattractive but can also leads to premature aging. Calendula with its restorative properties, deeply hydrates the skin, heals damaged skin and makes it look younger and suppler.

    5. Nourishes Skin

    We use Camelina oil for cold infusing the dried Calendula flowers. Camelina oil is very rich in  Omega 3-6-9 and Vitamin E and provides vital nutrients to the skin.

     

    What makes Calendula so effective?

    Calendula contains a range of biologically active substances with therapeutic anti-inflammatory, healing and antiseptic properties. (4) 
     
    Carotenoid pigments  and polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as calendic acid, have been shown to have inflammatory  and inhibitory properties. 
    Presence of some important polycarbohydrates, which play a role in tissue soldering and controlling cellular permeability. (5)

    Supporting Research

    (1) Fronza M, Heinzmann B, Hamburger M, Laufer S, Merfort I. Determination of the wound healing effect of Calendula extracts using the scratch assay with 3T3 fibroblasts. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Dec 10;126(3):463-7.
    (2) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874109007740
    (3) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21928714
    (4) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19374166
    (5) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3379952/

     

    Ingredients

    Organic Calendula Officinalis Flowers Extractes in
    Organic Camelina Sativa Seed (Camelina) Oil cold infused

     

    How to use 

     

    Apply to skin with cotton gauze, or massage into skin until well absorbed.

     

     

     

     

    Always talk to your doctor before using calendula oil to treat any condition that may require medical attention. Make sure to do a skin patch test before use, too. Carefully note how your body reacts to any form of calendula oil.

     

    Our Promise

    Did you know that your skin absorbs 
    60 to 70 % 
    of anything you put on your skin?

    Our promise to you is that all our ingredients are food grade and truly nurturing your body.
    All ingredients are sustainably grown and certified organic.
    They bring all the good vibes and the spirit of the Riding Mountains to you.

    Honest. Pure. Natural