Calendula May 16 2018

“One kind word can warm three winter months” Japanese proverb

Calendulas or marigolds take their name from the Latin ‘calendae’, the first day of the Roman month, perhaps because marigolds bloom most months of the year. Their common name, marigold, may come from Mary’s gold, referring to their colour and to the Virgin Mary. Frequently used in herbal medicine to reduce inflammation and to soothe or treat wounds or skin problems, such as dermatitis and nappy rash. Calendulas are also used in beauty products and hair rinses. Gardeners plant marigolds in vegetable beds, particularly near tomatoes, to deter insect pests. 

Malka Calendula Cream is one of our original natural skin care products, first made in 1991 for an eczema problem for one of my little ones and continuously sells by word of mouth today.  Made fresh with calendula extract, sweet almond and soya oils, organic shea butter and coconut oil wax. Hand stirred with no added fragrance and preserved with natural anti-oxidants. 

This unique cream is fragrance free and can be used on all skin types, including very dry. May help with dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.  Is vegan friendly, suitable for all ages and safe for use on children. 

Definition: Calendula is a modern diminutive of calendae meaning, little calendar, little clock or little weather-glass.