Calendula Benefits

Hello hello! I hope this blog post finds you well, happy, and healthy.

I’ve been studying herbs for a couple of years, but more so than ever this year. I even finished my first Herbal Academy mini course and I am super excited. Anyway, calendula is one that caught my eye because of its many benefits. Let’s just say, this is a must-have in every home apothecary! For this post’s purpose, however, I will go over some of the topical benefits but know, calendula also has internal perks.

Calendula, especially the flower part, is commonly used topically for its medicinal properties. It has antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties which make it great for healing.

What’s also great about calendula is that it’s effective yet gentle and soothing. It can help with healing wounds, cuts, insect bites, blisters, and bruises. It can even help with swelling and heal burns, including sunburns.

This healing herb can also help with dry, cracked, irritated skin, and rashes (including diaper rash). It’s a good remedy to use for acne and eczema as well. In fact, one of the most prominent benefits includes helping reduce scarring which also has a lot to do when being used to heal wounds and open cuts. You see, calendula can help increase blood flow towards the injury, promoting an infection-free healing. It also promotes cell repair and growth.

Basically, calendula is amazing for all things SKIN! It’s even said to help slow down wrinkle development. Uh, whaaaat!? Ladies, it’s time to break up with botox, LOL.

Of course, I had to go and make some calendula salves because – duh! These babies are made with locally sourced calendula flowers (I didn’t grow them on our property this year) + organic beeswax + shea butter + Vitamin E oil + essential oils that are great for skin such as lavender, geranium, frankincense, patchouli, tea tree, and carrot seed. Talk about amazing!

These salves are available for purchase on my shop on FB. There’s a limited amount available so don’t sit on these. 🙂

Also, how neat is this? Check out the difference in coloring between the calendula infusion and the dandelion infusion! The dandelion infusion is the one on the left and the calendula infusion is the one of the right. Both infusions were made with sunflower oil.

I hope you found this as interesting as I did. I truly loved learning about calendula and look forward to continue learning!

Have a great day! x


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