The English Marigold, otherwise known as Calendula Officinalis, has long been used to heal wounds, reduce inflammation, and relieve chapped skin and sunburn. In ancient Rome, it was used as a fever reducer. It was thought to ward off the plague during the Middle Ages. Medics during the Civil War even used calendula to stop the blood flow from battle wounds.
Having a long history in the medicinal arena, it’s no wonder that a simple flower would also gain accolades in modern-day skin care. The oil extracted from the brightly colored petals is thought to have detoxifying properties, acting as an antiseptic while also soothing the wound. This allows the user to treat a variety of skin ailments, such as acne, eczema, and sunburns. Even those with the most sensitive of skin will find that it gently comforts and calms dry, damaged, and irritated skin.