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Calendula, Organic

Organic Calendula also is known as Marigold

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Scientific Name {Calendula Officinalis} a herb used in skincare that soothes and brightens your complexion.
Common Name {Caltha Officinalis, Marigold}

This flower is typically found in the Mediterranean and has been used for centuries as a restoring soothing agent for everything from infections, poor circulation, toothaches to skin rashes. It has natural oxygen, phenols, and carotenoids, all essential for skin regeneration and creating luminous, beautiful skin.

Mainly, calendula works by speeding up the skin’s natural renewal process so that cuts and blemishes go away faster. In contrast, the rest of the skin appears brighter and more youthful in appearance. It is bursting with antioxidants that fight free radicals and inflammation.

Calendula is widely known for its ability to soothe irritations quickly. It is ideal for those with dry or sensitive skin. You can find it in various products, including tonics, tinctures, hair care, serums, eye creams, moisturizers, toners, and cleansers. It is even a main ingredient in many baby products due to it's calming properties. Calendula officinalis | Organic Calendula Marigold

Calendula is often used in conjunction with allantoin to improve both ingredients’ restorative and appearance brightening powers. It is commonly used in anti-aging applications but is mostly employed in creams designed to speed up the skin's regeneration process.

With its rejuvenating properties, Calendula is perfect for this application, almost make it great for improving the look of skin. It encourages the skin to speed up the rate at which it builds new cells, pushing dead and decaying cells to the surface, where they can be sloughed off.

Renewal, in conjunction with its moisturizing prowess, makes the skin look more youthful, plump, and luminous.

Ancient healers did not know that calendula has incredible anti-inflammatory properties. This is why it is so effective on rashes and conditions like psoriasis and eczema. It reduces inflammation in the skin, which in turn reduces the look of redness.

Because it is also a moisturizer, dry patches, which are often inflamed, can be alleviated with organic calendula.

It is essential to use organic calendula. This means it has not come into contact with pesticides, which are very harmful to the skin. Natural calendula plants are grown without pesticides or other harsh chemical treatments, which ensures when they are used topically that those chemicals are not transferred to the skin.

Common uses for Calendula

  • Rash soother
  • First aid
  • Anti-aging
  • Lightweight, long-lasting moisturizer
  • Redness Reducer
  • Treats spider veins
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Toothpaste to help with plaque and bleeding gums
  • Foot care including bunions
  • Skin ointments for calming
  • To fight itchy and dry areas
  • Alleviate the sting of bug bites
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Kari Thomas wrote this article.

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