Calendula is known as the “mother of the skin” and has been used for generations to heal cuts, scrapes, rashes and skin irritations. Its healing properties are attributed to the presence of essential oils, saponins, flavonoids and alkaloids. The extract of the flowers aid skin healing by stimulating and soothing damage tissues. Pretty amazing stuff. The petals are composed of resins which contain a potent array of powerful antioxidant compounds. These protect the skin from free-radical damage and play an active role in healing. Calendula has been found to increase collagen and elastin in the skin and can assist in preventing the formation of scar tissue. Look for calendula in herbal forms in soaps and cosmetics, or as a homeopathic medicine.
We carry Boiron Calendula Cream with with us pretty much everywhere.
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In the Bag
It’s our travel essential and always in our first aid kit. Natural homeopathic topical treatment is the best for skin irritations, and better than any chemical remedies that we’ve tried. Nature provides the best healing. Our favorites from Boiron soothe skin issues on the face and body. They’re safe for all ages and should be in everyone’s medicine cabinet in some form.
In Ointment Form
Perfect for chafed, dry skin, scrapes and cuts, minor burns and blisters.
In Gel Form
Perfect for razor burns, brush burns, insect and bug bites.
In Cream Form
Perfect for dry, cracked skin, sunburns and sun exposure.
1) Grown in Southern Europe and cultivated wildly in North America, these bright orange/yellow blossoms help speed up the healing process for skin.
2) After hand harvesting the flowers, the extraction process can take more than 21 days.
3) Traditional applications include use on: dry skin, sunburns, recent or hard-to-heal wounds, insect bites and to help ease the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.