Calendula Blossoms

Also known as the pot marigold, calendula is used to reduce inflammation as well as calm and soothe wounds. Calendula is known for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent and tonic properties. When used in skincare, calendula promotes fast healing through skin regeneration, which makes it a popular ingredient for anti-aging and sensitive skin.

Calendula oil is often extracted from the calendula blossoms to provide quick access to its potent properties. This oil can be included in soaps, creams, ointments and other skincare products. The calendula oil extract remains the subject of research and thus many of its benefits may still be discovered.

Benefits of Calendula Blossoms for Skin:

  • Hydrates and nourishes skin: One study suggests that calendula oil may be effective in hydrating skin since it improves skin elasticity. The result is firmer more radiant-looking skin.
  • Natural sunscreen. Creams that contain calendula blossoms offer natural skin protection against the sun. Calendula hydrates skin and locks in the moisture your skin needs to stay healthy and feel comfortable.
  • Healing properties: calendula’s anti-fungal and antibacterial properties accelerate healing and protect skin from damage. Studies suggest calendula is as effective as aloe vera in promoting healing within the skin.
  • Insect repellant. Like eucalyptus, calendula blossoms may also be used to repel insects and prevent dangerous insect bites.
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