CALENDULA - A Guide to Not Just Use it for Skincare, But to Grow it Too!
Florals have long been used for their benefits in the skincare industry, catering to a wide range of issues. Apart from their healing properties, the benefits spa treating pain, infections, colds, rashes, sunburn, acne, and more. One widely used, yet little-known flower is Calendula, the benefits of which have been used over generations. The flower is reaped for its benefits in preventing muscle spasms and reducing fever as well. Commonly mistaken for the garden variety of marigold because of their similarities, and both being related to the sunflower family. They are as pretty to look at, easy to grow, and would make a lovely visual addition to any household, whether in the home or outside in the garden.
A Detailed Guide To The Uses of Calendula in Skincare
Calendula is rich in antioxidants and helps heal wounds, and plumps skin through hydration, which neutralizes free radicals and also helps the skin avoid oxidative stress. The Omeo Calendula Face Wash provides a refreshing tone to the skin.
Calendula is an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agent, making it useful in addressing issues like diaper rash, acne and dandruff, irritation, psoriasis, and eczema. For skin care, calendula oil is usually used. Omeo calendula body lotion hydrates the skin and gently nourishes it.
Calendula is also incredibly hydrating, the reasoning behind which it is often used in hydrating cream formulas. These nutrients help support the skin barrier function.
A Guide To Growing Calendula
Calendula is a type of perennial flower that is characterized by a beautiful sunshine-orange blossom, local to the Mediterranean area. It is a trusted herb that has been used for centuries and by many cultures and traditions, most notably in Chinese medicine.
Calendula seeds can be sown directly during spring, in a garden, or even in a pot. The plant prefers optimal nutritious soil conditions. In a garden, mark a row, and lay seeds every 5 inches. Cover with ½ an inch of soil, pat gently, and water. Seeds should germinate within 7-8 days, and flowers will blossom 5-8 weeks later. You can even store the seeds in a dry location for up to a year, away from direct sunlight.
Some products that contain calendula:
Always look for Calendula officinalis as the active ingredient on the label for serums and creams. A particularly great product is the Omeo anti-aging cream.
Calendula also helps ease dandruff, and one can actually find it in several shampoos, all geared toward helping inflammation of the scalp and managing the overall microbiome overgrowth. Omeo antidandruff shampoo with calendula extract clears away dandruff while the Omeo silk & shine shampoo with calendula, reetha & shikakai work to impart shine and brilliance to the hair.
A visually and olfactorily relaxing way to incorporate calendula flowers and plants into daily life while bathing. You can add flower heads and petals to a warm bath. Calendula is a natural rejuvenator for the skin. With their perennial and self-seeding nature, the plant is not just easy to grow, but comes back year after year, making it a bright accompaniment in your daily life.