Last year, I decided to develop a nourishing skincare line for little ones out of concern and love for my patients and my kids. During my research creating the skincare line, I had the chance to study up on the science behind a range of medicinal herbs and plants. After pouring over research, Calendula officinalis ended up on the top of my list of ingredients. Why? Because there is solid scientific proof of its benefits and efficacy in babies and children’s skincare.
To give you a little background on this amazing plant, calendula (Calendula officinalis) is a flowering plant that grows naturally in western Europe, southeastern Asia, and the Mediterranean. It was first used by the Romans in the 12th century for a range of culinary and medicinal purposes. The name comes from the Latin calendae because the Romans noticed that the plant bloomed at the beginning of every month of the calendar year. Calendula can be planted nearly everywhere which makes it a very common plant in home gardens worldwide. You might notice calendula in your neighbor’s garden – the bright orange flowers and soft floral scent are an easy giveaway.
The whole calendula flower, especially its green flower base, has incredible skin-soothing properties that protect + nourish. During my research, I found that calendula offers the following benefits when used in skincare:
Luckily, it’s easy to harness the power of calendula. Below are twelve common skin concerns that calendula, with its amazing healing and medicinal properties, can help improve. You can easily use products containing this botanical herb without concern on babies, children, and even mama’s skin conditions or issues. Our Lovingly Organic Balm happens to include calendula and is an excellent option to soothe these ailments:
I’m proud to say after all that research, USDA-Organic Certified calendula is the star ingredient on both our Lovingly Organic Balm and Oh-So-Sudsy Cleanser. I decided to choose calendula because of the extensive scientific data that backs up its effectiveness, and along with the gentle benefits that it provides little ones’ delicate skin. I just love using these soothing products, packed with calendula, on my kids, and can’t wait for you to try them on your family.
Are there any other ways you have used calendula-based products? Please share them with me over on Instagram @drsylma. I’d love to hear your ideas!