Flower petals of the calendula (marigold) plant
The flower petals of the calendula plant, or marigold, have been used for medicinal purposes since at least the 12th century. Calendula is native to Mediterranean countries but is now grown as an ornamental plant throughout the world. Calendula contains high amounts of flavonoids, plant-based antioxidants that protect the body against cell-damaging free radicals. Researchers are not sure what active ingredients in calendula are responsible for its healing properties, but it appears to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial effects. Our calendula petals however, are sold for their decorative use where thay are a wonderful addition to pot pourri and make a colourful decorative finish to soaps and various dry toiletries.
Dried botanicals are natural products. The Soap Kitchen cannot guarantee that these Goods will not at a later date be subject to insect infestation, unless specifically treated. Even after treatments, treated goods can be subject to re-infestation if incorrectly stored. Untreated seeds, herbs, spices and flowers in any form, treated with approved chemical fumigants, are still susceptible to possible infestation as insect eggs are not destroyed by current chemical fumigants. Store in cool dry conditions, out of direct sunlight, and free from infestation and ingress of moisture.
Due to nature of botanicals, foreign matter can sometimes be found present amongst petals. We advise screening the petals for any debris which may be present amongst the botanicals before adding to your products.