Some people like to refer to Pot Marigold (Calendula Officinalis) as Common Marigold (Tagetes Marigold), but they would be inaccurate. For the sake of brevity, we’ll use the terms calendula and marigold respectively. Although they have a very similar appearance, a marigold is simply a flower with a strong scent, that can discourage certain insects, add a sunshiny touch to a bouquet, and dress up a spring salad like no other, but calendula, well that is really where it’s at!
I L.O.V.E. calendula because it’s natures way of saying “let me soothe you honey!” Calendula is widely known for having antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Not only does your skin love calendula, but so does your digestive symptom, helping to calm stomach disorders when prepared in teas and tinctures. From head to toe, can it get any better?
Using calendula petals embedded in my Calendula Crush http://beautiartsoaps.com/product/calendula-crush/soap, has become one of my favorite ways of crafting my soap. I personally keep a bar at my kitchen sink, and love using it throughout the day, ( I wash my hands about 3,234,908 times a day, okay, maybe not that much, but a lot!) It’s helped my hands to stay silky naturally. So, although you didn’t get a lesson in Latin, you did find out why I put these golden petals in my Calendula Crush soap!
Until next time!