Calendula

Calendula

Calendula for you skin 3 benefits you need to know

Calendula, also known as marigold, is a vibrant and potent flower that holds enchanting powers for your skin. It is one of my favorite ingredients because it reminds me of my childhood. I played a lot outdoors and whenever I wounded myself, my mother would put calendula creme on it and it would immediately feel better. That is why the Orange & Calendula soap bar contains a healthy dose of calendula.

Botany and history of calendula

The marigold (Calendula officinalis) is a plant that belongs to the composite family (Compositae or Asteraceae). The plant is originally from Southern Europe. It is an annual plant with mostly orange, but sometimes yellow flowers. The marigold flowers from May to November. 

You can eat the fresh or dried flowers or use them to make tea. The flowers are also used as a coloring agent for cheese, butter and other foods. In the past, the petals were even used as a cheap alternative for saffron.

Among the Greeks there was the myth a young girl falls in love with Apollo – the Sun god – but his rays burn her and what is left behind are only marigold flowers. That is why it has been believed for a long time that marigold has the power to heal the pain of unrequited or lost love.

The use of marigold goes way back even as far as the 12th century. During the American Civil War, the leaves were placed on wounds sustained on the battlefield.

Calendula

3 biggest skin benefits of calendula

The Healing Properties of Calendula

Marigold is renowned for its powerful healing properties. Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, this flower soothes and calms the skin, making it an ideal choice for those with sensitive or irritated skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis. By reducing redness and promoting the healing process, marigold helps your skin regain its natural balance.

Gentle and Nourishing

Marigold is known for its gentle nature, making it suitable for all skin types. It provides deep hydration without clogging pores, making it an excellent choice for those with dry or acne-prone skin. Its nourishing properties help to restore and replenish your skin, leaving it soft, supple, and radiant.

Anti-Aging Benefits

As we age, our skin can show signs of fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness. Marigold comes to the rescue with its anti-aging properties. Rich in essential nutrients, including vitamins A and C, it helps to stimulate collagen production, improving skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Say goodbye to dull skin and hello to a youthful glow with calendula-infused skincare products.

Conclusion

If you’re seeking a natural boost for your skincare regimen, look no further than calendula. Its gentle properties, healing capabilities, and anti-aging benefits make it a perfect choice for anyone looking to pamper their skin. Embrace the flower power of calendula and let its natural magic infuse your skincare routine.

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice or treatment.

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