We don’t know about you but flowers just brighten our day. Not the kind that you buy from the store, but the kind that just grow and grow and grow right in front of our eyes. The idea of having a part in their bloom, from the planting to the constant care, and watching over, and then the harvesting, and preparation makes us feel proud not just to have them, but to use them in our products. Being invested in the whole process is an assurance that our whole being is present in each project, and your well-being is at the forefront of our mind. This week we want to talk about one particular flower that is very important to us.
Calendula: (Calendula officinalis). It’s a happy little perennial flower that originates from Asia, Europe, Macaronesia, and the Mediterranean. You may have noticed that it looks a little bit like a daisy, which is due to the fact that it’s in the same plant family, the Asteraceae family. It loves a good warm, sunny day (don’t we all?), and has been used to garnish food, to decorate brides, and is known as a sacred flower in India.
Our love for Calendula goes far beyond its beauty. In addition to being a nutrient-dense garnish for salads, Calendula may be used to help with pain and inflammation, as an anti-fungal, and for nourishing and aiding in the correction of skin issues such as acne, eczema, diaper rash, and can be applied directly to wounds.
Here’s a list of products that we provide (click the link to see each product): Calendula Sugar Scrub, Chest Rub, Chronic Ear Funk Oil, Peppermint Lip Balm, Pure Calendula Oil, Tough Love Salve, Universal Salve.
Have you purchased any of our Calendula products? If so, tell us what you purchased and what you think about it in the comments section below.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. You should not use calendula if you are allergic to ragweed, daisies, marigold, or plants in the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Doing so could cause an allergic reaction. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also avoid calendula because ingesting calendula may affect your hormone levels and induce menstruation. Anyone taking medication or scheduled for surgery should discuss calendula use with their physician first.