As early as in antiquity, ornamental plants were valued for their healing and care values. To this day, they are widely used in the cosmetics industry as a raw material for care. Today we will tell you about the extraordinary properties of marigold, which you can also find in our cosmetics. Why is it so valuable? Read on.


The name of this plant comes from kalendulae, a Latin word that means “the first day of the Roman calendar”. Where does this term come from? This is probably an association because of the tendency to bloom at the beginning of almost every month. The ancient Romans used a different name for it: solsequium – meaning “sun flower” due to the opening of marigold flowers in the morning and closing at dusk.


Calendula is an annual plant. It belongs to the Asteraceae family. It grows mainly in the Mediterranean. However, it is also grown in South America, China, India and Poland as an ornamental plant because it is beautifully present. It has a straight and upright stem covered with a delicate fluff. The smell of calendula is distinctive, intense and pleasant. On the other hand, you can feel a slight bitterness in the taste. The Calendula flower opens during the day and closes at night. An interesting feature is also the fact that it is a honey plant.

Calendula, and more precisely its flower, which is the raw material for the production of cosmetics, is rich in active substances: carotenoids (responsible for its color), flavonoids, glycosides, polyacetylenes, organic acids, phytosterols, triterpene saponins (glucuronides, glucosides), polysaccharides, triterpene alcohols (arnidol, manilaolidol, fardiol, kelnduladiol and their esters), calendulin responsible for bitterness, phenolic acids and essential oils.


It is marigold that is one of the best known raw materials used in the treatment of superficial skin wounds. It has a bactericidal effect against streptococci and staphylococci. Its actions include astringent, anti-inflammatory, disinfecting, anti-suppuration and softening properties. It is especially recommended for people struggling with acne and acne breakouts. Drinking marigolds has a diaphoretic and calming effect on the body. It also affects the gastric mucosa, ulcers and catarrh. It is used for menstrual pain due to its antispasmodic effect. Calendula pharmaceutical products are used to treat barley, corns and warts.

Are you dreaming of a self-made calendula ointment? Check out our recipe below!


50 g of fresh calendula petals

250 g of lanolin.


Pour the marigold petals with 3 cups of cold water and set aside overnight.

The next day, cook them until the water evaporates. Add lanolin. Wait 15-20 minutes and squeeze the resulting mass through linen gauze.

The ointment is recommended for rough hands.


BOSQIE made sure that you could find this unique plant in divine cosmetics. Meet our Natural Calendula Hydrolate, which supports the regeneration of dry, irritated skin prone to redness and infection, soothes irritations, has strong cleansing properties and has a gently astringent effect. If you are looking for something that will support your evening relaxation, check out the Natural Herbal Blend for bathing. This form of soothing bath is recommended for sensitive skin, prone to allergies, changes and inflammatory reactions. It should be remembered that the bath should not be too long and hot, which could additionally deteriorate the condition of our skin and cause its more drying.


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