Why Calendula flowers are a great addition to your skincare routine?

Calendula or Marigold Flowers

The Marigold plant is an annual plant from the Asteraceae family, easy to cultivate and not greedy in water.

Calendula or Marigold flowers (Calendula Officinalis ) are famous for their vibrant yellow or orange colour but also known for their healing properties. Indeed, Calendula is a useful cosmetic ingredients as it is rich in antioxidants, helping the skin to fight the free radicals and, hence, the signs of age.

Cosmetics properties:

- anti-inflammatory

- antioxidant

- wound healing effect

- antimicrobial

- soothing

- brings softness to the skin

- regenerating

Works well on:

- skin with eczema

- inflamed skin

- dry skin

- cracked/ chapped skin

- sun burns

- acne prone skin

- sensitive skin

- itchy skin due to insect bites

Did you know ? We use Organic Calendula flowers to make the Kaolin Clay Soaps.

Sources :


Healthy Magazine issue#148

Heike Käser 2010, "Naturkosmetische Rohstoffe", Linz, Verlag Freya, 3. Edition 20


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