General: Native to Eurasia, Calendula, also known as a pot marigold, is an aromatic herbacious perennial. This low growing plant has long, hairy leaves. In summer months, brilliant orange and yellow blossoms create a riot of color in the garden. The edible petals are a welcome addition to salads.
Skin Benefits: An oil extraction of the flowers is soothing and calming to red, inflamed skin and tissues. Calendula stimulates collagen production and helps speed the creation of healthy new skin cells. The petals and pollen contain antioxidants (triterpenoid esters and the carotenoids flavoxanthin and auroxanthin), the source of the yellow-orange color. For examples of the many uses of this oil infusion see our Willow Bark & Licorice Pore Refining Serum, Pitta Ayurvedic Facial Serum, or Goji Mate Ultralight Moisturizer.
Source: U.S.A | Certified Organic
Method of Extraction: Flowers are harvested in early morning, dried whole and infused in olive oil for up to three months. We then filter the oil and add it to our formulas.