Ingredient Spotlight - Calendula Flower

You may have seen beautiful Calendula Flowers growing, but did you know that they have a whole host of health and skincare benefits as well as having edible petals? We wanted to share with you what we love about this wonderful plant, and how we use it in our products.
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Uses of Calendula Flowers
Calendula Flowers are harvested for use in medicinal products, as a dye as well as for their edible petals.
The flowers are infused with cold pressed oils and added into salves, soaps, and lip balms. The petals are delicious sprinkled on salads, whilst adding a pop of colour.
The bright flowers also create a gorgeous natural dye when boiled, that can be used on fabrics and wool.
Calendula Flowers are enjoyed by pollinators such as bees and butterflies, so they are a wonderful addition to your garden. They are also a flower that responds to being harvested - the more you pick, the more flowers it sends out.
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Health Benefits
Calendula Flower is an extremely healing ingredient with active compounds which provide antioxidant protection, soothe skin and reduce discomfort. Calendula tea can be used to treat stomach ulcers, digestive discomfort and tooth infection. Calendula flowers make wonderful herbal remedies to heal wounds, rashes, burns, insect bites and other minor skin problems.
Skincare Benefits
Calendula infused oil can be used topically and make wonderful additions to skin balms and salves to calm various skin ailments, which is why we have chosen is at one of the hero ingredients in our hand and body balms. 
It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which helps promote fast healing of burns, wounds and injuries. Applied topically it can also relieve inflammation.
It is known to have anti-aging properties, can help slow the development of wrinkles, and give your skin a healthy glow.
The antimicrobial agents in Calendula kill bacteria, as well as reducing inflammation and swelling in pimples and preventing scaring making it an excellent aid for acne. 
Calendula is a wonderful moisturiser, and is both gentle and soothing for sensitive skin. It can help regenerate cells and decrease the effects of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
You can find organic Calendula Flowers in our Restore Hand & Body Balm and our Calm Hand & Body Balm
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