Got Extra Dry Winter Skin Already?
Calendula Lotion to the Rescue!
Hummingbird Creations offers a soothing Calendula Lotion Bar that melts just enough salve in your hand or on your skin to soothe and protect extra dry, itchy, irritated skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, diaper rash or skin that has been subjected to harsh cleansers such as nurses, mechanics or gardener’s hands. We’ve infused organic calendula blossoms into cold-pressed virgin olive oil, added local beeswax and the essential oil of chamomile for a wonderfully healing balm for any kind of sore, itchy skin.
Keep one in your purse – easy to carry lotion bars won’t leak!
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Hummingbird Creation’s 2 oz tinsCalendula Lotion Bars
now thru October 30, 2012
What *is* Calendula?
Also known as pot marigold (not to be confused with common garden marigolds, Tagetes species), calendula is the dried flower of a member of the aster family native to south-central Europe and northern Africa. It is an annual commonly grown in gardens for its bright display of yellow or orange flowers.
Traditional Uses of Calendula:
The flowers have been applied to cuts and wounds, burns and bruises, and used as a tea for gastric ulcers and other stomach ailments, for jaundice and other conditions. Not only is Calendula a wonderful healing and medicinal herb, but it is also a lovely and useful plant in the garden. Calendula repels many common garden pests including aphids, eelworms, asparagus beetles, and tomato hornworms, and is a companion plant for potatoes, beans, and lettuce. Calendula grows quickly and is easy to cultivate from seed.
Calendula has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, antifungal, antiviral, and immunostimulant properties making it useful for disinfecting and treating minor wounds, conjunctivitis, cuts, scrapes, chapped or chafed skin, bruises, burns, athlete’s foot, acne, yeast infections, bee stings, diaper rashes, and other minor irritations and infections of the skin. It also stimulates the production of collagen at wound sites to help minimize scarring and assist with stretch marks. Apply to sore, cracked nipples for soothing relief and faster healing; helps heal radiation burns due to cancer treatments; excellent for helping heal eczema and psoriasis and helps prevent scarring.
This versatile herb can be incorporated into baths, creams, compresses, washes, salves, ointments, massage oils, baths, facial steams, tinctures, and teas. It is also gentle enough to use for babies, children, or animals.
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Thank you for supporting your local farmers and businesses and I’ll see you at the markets this season! And bring a friend if you can. Your support encourages more local farmers and even better markets. Peace! – Judi