calendula

February 6, 2017

Explaining the Ingredients: Skin Moisturizing Herbal Lotion or Oil Recipe

As a massage therapist, in the Winter months, I see many clients come in with super dry skin, even to the point of being cracked and itchy.  Time to whip up some thick and soothing Skin Moisturizing Herbal Lotion! First, I created a tincture of burdock root, yellow dock, plantain, and calendula.  Then, […]
March 7, 2018
edible flowers

Edible Flowers

Pictured: Edible Flowers in a Salad By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT As we head into Spring and Summer, edible flowers offer a gorgeous and delicious way to spruce up a salad, garnish a drink, and decorate cupcakes.  Make sure to use organically grown, […]
April 3, 2018

Asteraceae Anxiolytics

When you see daisies, does it make you smile?  Can sniffing a marigold calm you down?  Do you like to drink chamomile tea before bed to help you sleep?  Several plants of the Asteraceae family have shown research demonstrating the ability to improve mood and cognitive health. Their aromas have shown […]
April 9, 2018
skin & wound health

Skin and Wound Health

Many herbs can help with various skin ailments from dry skin, itchy areas, burns, wrinkles, growths, and cuts. Skin conditions can include eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and more.  For acute situations, consult a Doctor. Wounds When a cut occurs, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth for 15 minutes and elevate […]
April 10, 2018

Calendula Skin Serum Recipe

Studies have shown calendula to be effective in helping with various skin conditions, like wounds, dry skin, and itching.  Below is a simple calendula skin serum recipe.  Research is listed below. Calendula Skin Serum Recipe Ingredients 30 fresh organically grown calendula blossoms (Calendula officinalis) 1 Tbsp (or about 4 emptied capsules) […]
April 19, 2018

Oats & Flowers Bath Soak Recipe

This Oats & Flowers Bath Soak Recipe is great for itchy or dry skin.  It gently soothes with a calming floral aroma. Oats & Flowers Bath Soak Ingredients 2 cups of oats – ground 1 cup of dried lavender – ground 1 cup of dried calendula – ground 1 cup […]
May 4, 2018
calendula wound serum recipe

Beta-Carotene

Beta-Carotene is a terpenoid carotene with an orange pigment and high in vitamin A.  It is found in carrots, sea buckthorn, marigolds, mango, cantaloupe, pumpkin, papaya, sweet potatoes, apricots, and even kale and spinach. Links to Plants Containing Beta-Carotene   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of […]
May 4, 2018
calendula wound serum recipe

Calendula / Marigold (Calendula officinalis) Research

Latin Name: Calendula officinalis Family: Asteraceae Calendula flowers have an unique aroma and brilliant orange and yellow coloration.  It has shown in research to be a promising ingredient in skin recipes. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview […]
July 2, 2018
calendula infusion

Calendula

July 2, 2018
calendula infusion

Benefits of Growing Marigolds in Your Garden

Calendula officinalis, also known as marigold, makes for a great plant to include in your home garden.  First of all, it is very easy to grow, and offers brilliant orange and yellow flowers with a unique and pungent aroma.  There are many varieties of this beloved annual herb.  Besides just […]
October 3, 2018

3 Orange Herbs to Help Your Skin Glow!

Which orange herbs are great for my skin? There are some amazing plants with brilliant orange colors, related to being high in beta carotene.  Sea buckthorn, marigolds, and carrots all contain this glowing orange pigment, plus other amazing nutrients that are great for the skin.  Below, is an overview of […]
February 20, 2019

It’s Thyme to Get Started: What I will be Planting in My Spring Herb Garden this Year!

Late February to early March is a good time to get started on buying your seeds in preparation for your Spring herb garden.  Start the seeds indoors, and then take the young plants outside once they are big enough and freezing temperatures are over.  Or, you can wait until after […]