Calendula, also known in the herbal world as “Mother of The Skin” is a flowering herb that seems to do well in just about all soil conditions. This wonderful plant not only adds beauty to the garden but offers medicinal and culinary benefits as well. It is most recognized for its effectiveness in treating skin problems such as wounds, burns, insect bites, shingles, eczema, skin ulcers, and more.
We grow and harvest Calendula every year, making infused oils and using the actual pedals of the plant in our goat milk soap bars. Calendula is very healthy for the skin and very mild. We recommend our Unscented or Calendula Oranges soaps bars for those who have extremely sensitive skin.
Harvesting Calendula is simple and can be a lot of fun, especially when the entire family gets involved. After picking the flowers we set them in drying racks out of direct sun light and moisture until they are completely dried. After they have dried we hand pick each pedal to use in our soaps, and store the rest in glass jars to use as needed.
Goat’s milk in general is extremely healthy for the skin, and when you add natural ingredients such as pure essential oils and actual pedals of the plant straight from the garden, you couldn’t ask for a more healthier and natural soap bar.