- Oct 24, 2019
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The Benefits of Calendula
What are the benefits of Calendula
Calendula is more commonly known as marigold flower. Native to the Mediterranean, it is popularly used in Hindu religious ceremonies and is grown in abundance in Russia as well, earning it the epithet of the ‘Russian Penicillin’. A versatile plant, it is used for culinary purposes as well as for its many herbal properties.
What does Calendula do for your skin?
Calendula has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to naturally heal cuts, wounds, and other inflammatory skin diseases. It is also useful in healing rashes and can help your skin recover from sunburns, scrapes, as well as insect bites. It helps soothe redness and calm inflammations. These properties also make it useful for dry and chapped lips and skin.
Calendula doesn’t just promote fast healing but also helps your skin regenerate. High in antioxidants, it neutralizes the free radicals that damage your skin. It increases cell turnover and hence promotes the growth of healthy skin cells. It boosts blood circulation in the skin improving the flow of oxygen and nutrition in the skin resulting in reduced pigmentation and improving skin texture and glow.
Calendula is also intensely hydrating so it works well to heal dry and damaged skin. It works powerfully to promote collagen production and improves the elasticity of skin resulting in more plumped up skin and less signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. All these properties make it a perfect ingredient in many skin care products.
What does Calendula do for your Scalp and Hair?
The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of Calendula make it a potent botanical to heal the scalp of inflammatory and fungal conditions like dandruff. Its hydrating properties also intensely moisturize your scalp and relieve it of dryness and flakiness. This also reduces the itchiness associated with dandruff and other scalp conditions.
Calendula’s antioxidant properties also give it regenerative abilities that can help your hair follicles grow faster and thicker. They also help protect the hair and scalp from cell-damaging free radicals. The ability to boost collagen also makes hair grow stronger. Calendula also boosts blood circulation to the scalp which increases oxygen and nutrient supply resulting in healthier hair.
SEE MORE BELOW FOR OUR PRODUCTS THAT MAKE USE OF THIS WONDERFUL HEALING INGREDIENT!
JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS CALENDULA HYDRATING & TONING MASK
Without the use of heavy waxes or excessive oil, this nutrient-rich, super-hydrating mask helps keep the skin oxygenated, protects against free radical damage, regenerates collagen and balances the production of sebum.
- hydrates the skin with 12 oils and extracts
- protects against free radical damage
- helps regenerate collagen
- balances production of sebum
SCHMIDT'S NATURALS YLANG-YLANG + CALENDULA DEODORANTThe elegant aroma of Ylang-Ylang + Calendula is sweet with delicate floral notes.
- Award-winning formula helps neutralize odor and keep you fresh
- Scented with essential oils; no artificial fragrance
- Free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens & phthalates
- Non-greasy, non-sticky feel. Easily absorbed; application requires only a small amount
- Certified Vegan and Cruelty-free
PAI SKINCARE COMFREY & CALENDULA CALMING BODY CREAM
The perfect alternative to aqueous creams, our rich Body Cream is packed with highly effective certified organic plant oils and butters to deeply nourish very dry, aggravated skin. These ingredients actively support the natural moisture barrier while still allowing the skin to breathe, so your skin feels deeply nourished - never smothered. Calming Calendula brings visible relief to patches of irritation, while Comfrey helps to combat itchiness and contains a clever compound, allantoin, to improve the appearance of dry skin.
- Calendula: Known as a natural anti-inflammatory, Calendula helps to calm the appearance of skin.
- Comfrey: Famed as a great skin healer, allantoin-rich Comfrey actively combats dryness and soothes the appearance of irritated skin.
ZOE ORGANICS NIPPLE BALM
Breastfeeding is one of the most beautiful ways to nourish and bond with your baby, and our Nipple Balm helps to make it more comfortable. Safe and non-irritating for mom and baby. Made with soothing and restorative oils, butters and herbs including calendula officinalis (calendula) flowers.