WHAT IS CALENDULA?Calendula officinalis for long—also known as the “Pot Marigold”— is a plant within the family Asteraceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region of Europe, although it can now be found around the world. Calendula plants stand out with bright petals, usually yellow or orange, growing 1-2 feet tall. Its narrow petals are described as a sunray shape. In addition to being a culinary tool, Calendula is best known for its medicinal uses.
The flower is widely used as a medicinal plant whose antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties make it a strong ingredient for healing. In addition to using whole petals, Calendula flowers can be ground into powder or made into oils, creams, and ointments. The FDA has approved calendula for use as a spice and as an ingredient in cosmetics, soaps and shampoos, body creams, and wound treatment, both internally and topically.
What is Calendula Oil Good For?Calendula oil has been used by many to calm the skin from various issues. According to this academic review calendula oil from marigold may:
Promote HealingDue to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory activity, it helps heal the skin from minor burns and injuries and regenerates new skin cells.
Reduce InflammationMany skin ailments are associated with inflammation, and calendula oil promotes healing by reducing inflammation.
The nutrients found in calendula oil may slow premature aging and wrinkles, and it will make your skin glow. It promotes skin tightness, which reduces day-to-day damage, and it also increases hydration within the skin, which is one of the main ways to prevent signs of aging.
Help AcneInflammation causes acne because of too much sebum. Calendula oil reduces the inflammation, and the antimicrobial agents kill bacteria.
MoisturizeCalendula oil hydrates the skin and locks in moisture to reduce dry skin.
Here at Blooming Tree Soaps we include calendula in all of our hand & body lotions by infusing the flowers in olive oil and also making a strong herbal tea in place of water for our formulation. This gives the products a double dose of the amazing ingredient Calendula is. Want to try some? Head over to our website and choose your favorite!
**Although these are the general knowledge uses and suspected benefits of each of these botanicals, there is no guarantee that any of our products will aid with these specific ailments. We include the botanicals because they help our owner's particular skin issues but they have not been tested at a lab to confirm the particular effect they have on the skin.**