It’s easy to look at flowers and see them as merely beautiful, overlooking the fact that many flowers have extraordinary therapeutic properties. Calendula is one of these magical flowers. Although understated, where Calendula falls short in beauty, it makes up for threefold in its benefits for the body and skin.
Benefits of Calendula
Calendula, a type of marigold, is often found in skincare products, teas, tinctures, or even
Historically, it has been used to treat burns and even bacterial inflections. Now, we recommend using Calendula-infused products to aid in the healing process of acne, dermatitis, diaper rashes, dry skin, eczema, and even insect bites. Plus, this flower can help repair the skin barrier, so is particularly beneficial for those with skin damage, for example, from sun exposure.
Rich in antioxidants, Calendula can help neutralize free radicals which are a key factor in the aging of your skin. Its vitamin E softens the skin while linolenic acid can help reduce photo-aging while protecting your skin from the sun’s UV rays. Calendula also helps turn back the clock by stimulating the production of collagen, giving your skin a youthful, glowing appearance.
How We Use It
One of our favorite ways to extract the benefits of this golden flower is through an infusion. This is how we reap the benefits of Calendula found in our Beauty Steam. When you add this skin-perfecting herbal blend to hot water, the water and steam
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