You’ve probably seen these sunny flowers everywhere. A native plant of Mexico, these yellow, gold, and orange blooms are popular summer flowers and grow almost anywhere, even in poor soil…

But, what do you really know about Marigolds?

Turns out that this common flower has some pretty amazing super powers!

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It’s been used for centuries around the globe for everything from honoring the dead to coloring fabrics and dressing wounds. It even appears in food!

This perky little flower may even predict the weather. Some believe if the Cape marigold (also called the African marigold) opens in the morning, rain is on the way. The Farmer’s Almanac says, “When the African marigold opens later than 8:00 a.m. or closes before 5:00 p.m., rain can be expected.”

Marigolds include a huge variety of plants, and they are in the same plant family as daisies and carnations. What we get excited about is Calendula Officinalis — the English marigold also known as pot marigold.

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Benefits Your Skin & Scalp

We love Calendula Officinalis because it benefits your skin and your scalp. From soothing eczema, to relieving acne and healing wounds, marigolds are worth their weight in gold when it comes to skin care.

Marigolds have antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. WOW! That makes it a super power plant in our book.

Let’s break that down into what it means to you…

  • Anti-aging: Marigold extract helps keep your skin young in two different ways: It promotes skin tightness, which reduces day-to-day damage and makes the skin look younger, and it also increases hydration in the skin, which helps keep fine lines and wrinkles from appearing.
  • Like a good sunscreen, Calendula Officinalis extract helps protect skin against UV rays.
  • Calendula extract stimulates collagen production. Collagen “plumps up” your skin and keeps it elastic, like younger skin.
  • Soothing: Marigold’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties have a soothing effect on skin, calming conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Regular use may help control itchy flare-ups.
  • Its antiseptic properties are helpful for treating wounds and preventing acne.
  • Its antioxidant properties help protect against pollutants and photoaging caused by sunlight.

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