What is Calendula? What are the benefits & How do you use it? Let me give you the low down.
This plant is in a genus of about 15 to 20 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family Asteraceae, that are often known as marigolds. These plants are native to southwestern Asia, western Europe, the Mediterranean, and Macaronesia. Calendula officinalis is the most commonly used and harvested plant. Known as the common "Pot Marigold." This plant is used in a wide variety of products.
Traditionally these plants have been used for medicinal and culinary purposes. The petals are edible and can be added to oils, salads, soups, stew, etc. A yellow dye is even made from these petals. They can also be added to ointments for cuts, burns, and skin irritation. Studies have shown that Calendula has antiviral, anti-genotoxic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
We like to infuse Calendula petals with olive oil. While infusing it smells so darn good. You get this nutty, buttery aroma. It literally makes my mouth water. We use the infused oil blend in a few of our products. Calendula is super great for individuals who have sensitive skin. I like to use this product in place of over the counter stuff you find at the store, that is filled with chemicals. Check-out the links below if you are interested in any of our Calendula Products.