Calendula flowers are bright orange or yellow flowers which can be used for multiple skin ailments and recipes. It’s very commonly used to create an infused Calendula oil for wounds and abrasions. It has been used therapeutically, ceremonially, and as a dye for centuries.
These flowers bloom on the “calends” of each month, or on the first day of each month of the Roman calendar. They are carefully dried at low temperatures in order to keep their bright color.
In Medieval Europe, calendula was often used to dye foods such as butters and soups. It was also used to dye hair and fabrics. Both in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Native American cultures, it has been widely used to improve circulation as well as assist in upset stomachs.
Dry flowers are fantastic for adding fragrance and exfoliation to your home made skin care recipes. Using them by themselves is an option, but they also make a welcome addition to the following skin care recipes:
- Lotion Bars
- Bath Salts
- Bath Bombs
- Acne Treatment
- Eczema Cream
Net Weight 4oz