Marigold and kukui herbal balm is made by infusing calendula (marigold) flowers in kukui nut oil for up to 6 weeks. The resulting oil is then gently combined with organic beeswax and organic essential oils to create a completely natural herbal salve which is suitable for even the most delicate of skin.
The kukui nut tree (Aleurites moluccana) has a long and interesting history. Also known as the candle nut tree, the fruit yields a light, natural oil, which is widely used in cosmetic preparations. Its popularity is partly due to its ability to quickly penetrate the skin without leaving behind a greasy film. For centuries, inhabitants of the Hawaiian islands used kukui nut oil in a variety of preparations to protect their skin from salt water, harsh sunshine and dry winds. Marigold and kukui herbal balm is therefore perfect for surfers and people whose delicate skin is often exposed to the elements.
Calendula or marigold, also has a long history of use in skin preparations here in Europe. A fast wound healer, calendula has the ability to quickly repair damaged skin and is one of the most effective herbs for cooling angry, inflammation; even when skin is super sensitive. Calendula has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which means it can often be found listed as an ingredient in preparations for sunburn and insect bites. Studies suggest it may help relieve contact dermatitis. Its ability to regenerate tissue makes it an effective natural wound healer.
Lavender essential oils have also been studied for their wound healing abilities. Lavender oil restores the skin’s elasticity and helps take the sting and redness out of burns. Marigold and kukui herbal balm also contains vitamin E oil which is well known for it’s ability to soothe and soften damaged skin.
The combination of these simple ingredients makes this herbal balm the perfect solution for a wide range of irritating skin complaints including eczema and psoriasis.
As with all my hand made products, marigold and kukui balm carries the Herb Mark symbol which guarantees it’s been crafted by a practitioner trained in the manufacture of herbal medicines. Please note that this product is not suitable for people with a nut allergy.