From this flower, oil is extracted by steam distillation. In order to get the oil from the flower, the petals of the calendula are steeped in oil, preferably olive oil. The calendula flower petals are infused with the olive oil. The oil that is left over when the distillation process is complete is calendula oil. This oil should be a golden orange color. This oil is used for many purposes, specifically for treating sensitive skin. Calendula oil is wonderful for people who have sensitive skin, because it is very mild and soothing. The soothing and mild aspects of calendula oil make it a preferable option for people who have dry or chapped skin. The mildness of the oil allows it to be a good treatment for burns, skin rashes, inflammation, and wounds. Calendula oil also has antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties, making it a great option for treating skin infections.