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If Calendula was a cricketer it would be Ben Stokes, international crickets best all-rounder. If it was a musician, it would be a one man band. It’s the hire-a-hubby of health. We’re talking antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, wound healing, and sun protection. If I was Calendula, I’d be asking for a raise!
Calendula’s compounds can be easily extracted and made into homemade ointments, balms, creams, oils, extracts and soap. Here are a just a few skincare benefits of this super power flower.
• Wound Healing
Primarily known as a healing plant, Calendula’s soothing abilities work wonders on all things from insect bites, bruises, blisters, cuts and cold sores. It’s also effective with minor burns, including sunburn. Calendula creams and ointments help reduce swelling and thanks to its antimicrobial elements, prevents secondary infections leading to a quicker healing process.
• Hydrates and Nourishes Dry Skin
Gentle but powerful, Calendula benefits the most sensitive of skins, even those of babies. As a natural remedy option, it’s effective on irritations and rashes brought on by the likes of nappies. It also promotes the production of collagen, an essential protein for glowing skin.
• Slows the Development of Wrinkles
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds in Calendula protects against oxidative stress (an imbalance of damaging atoms and antioxidants) in human skin cells. Oxidative stress is significant in the ageing process and Calendula is prevalent in a number of daily lotions and lip balms to keep skin healthy and hydrated.
• Scar Reduction
An often under appreciated benefit of Calendula. Those properties lending itself to effective wound healing also work well for the scar process. It increases blood flow to the affected area to fight off infection and promote healthy new tissue.
Calendula & Orange Body Soap
Is your skin in need of a little therapy? Global Soap’s Calendula and Orange body bar has you covered! Packed full of calendula petals and scented with the essential oils listed below, the combination of amazing anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties acts like a one bar medicine cabinet. Uniquely zesty and bursting with life, enjoy this cheerful pick-me-up anytime to awaken your skin leaving it refreshed and invigorated.
Orange Essential Oil – radiant oil that is cheerful, soothing and refreshing, it manages to lift your mood even on the dullest of mornings. Its natural warmth is also said to help aid restful sleep.
Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil – wonderfully uplifting, refreshing with powerful antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties.
Lemon Teatree Essential Oil – the bright, fresh aroma clears the mind. It’s rejuvenating properties are similar to ‘common’ Teatree but with a more pleasant, less medicinal scent.
Lemon Essential Oil – lifts the spirits and is recommended for stress-related fatigue. It also has powerful antiseptic properties.
Calendula Petals – a great addition to soap. Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and immune stimulating, these properties are useful for a variety of skin ailments.
Want to take a shower with this lovely bar? Every online order over $30.00 (excluding postage) until June 15 will receive a Calendula & Orange Body Soap (‘naked’ / unpackaged bar). Just type “Calendula” into the notes field when placing your order.