Calendula Body Butter
What is it?
This amazing body butter reduces inflammation and soothes the skin naturally. When looking for an herbal remedy to treat skin inflammation or wounds, think flower power -- or, more specifically, calendula.
Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cold Pressed C. officinalis (Calendula Oil), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil)
Directions: Apply to skin after radiation exposure or to dry inflamed skin.
Science Behind the Formula:
When looking for an herbal remedy to treat skin or wounds, think flower power -- or, more specifically, calendula. Its flowers, and occasionally its leaves, can be used to treat a variety of afflictions in different ways.
Calendula has a long history of use as a wound-healing and skin-soothing botanical. This lovely marigoldlike flower (although called pot marigold, it is not a true marigold) is considered a vulnerary agent, a substance that promotes healing. Calendula also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity. It is most often used topically for lacerations, abrasions, and skin infection, burns.
Researchers from Italy evaluated the
use of calendula skin cream in patients with diabetic limb ulcers that
exhibited signs of developing infection, including sores that appeared red and
swollen and exuded pus. The calendula cream was applied twice daily and
massaged into the affected areas. At the completion of the study, the
researchers found the use of calendula cream was associated with significant
healing action in all patients, due at least in part, the researchers posit, to
the plant's natural ability to kill germs that cause infection.
Coconut Oil is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and moisturizing. Coconut oil is composed primarily of nourishing fatty acids and is especially high in lauric acid. It also contains vitamin E and healthy fats, which help to make skin smooth.