What is Calendula and what is it good for?
Calendula (pronounced kuh-LEND-yuh-luh) comes from the petals of marigold flowers. These petals are ground into powders or infused to make an oil. These flowers, powders, and infused oils are commonly added to creams, ointments, tinctures, and salves.
This amazing ingredient has been used for thousands of years to bring soothing relief for all sorts of skin issues. This is because calendula has naturally occurring deep cleaning properties. It might not surprise you to learn that calendula is excellent for fighting blemishes and problem skin. It also makes an excellent diaper rash cream. If you have pain associated with your skin issues (like sunburn!), calendula may offer relief.
Some have claimed calendula helps soothe poison ivy rashes, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, or radiation burns from cancer treatment, however there is no clinical research to confirm these benefits. If you try it out and have success, let us know!
Calendula is definitely an ingredient you want in your skincare! We currently use calendula petals in our Relax From Scratch Soap, calendula extract in our Cleansing Toner, and calendula-infused oil in our Calendula Balm Stick.
Which is your favorite, or which do you want to try first?