Calendula – This gentle flower medicine is lymph supportive and can be applied topically to prevent stagnation of fluid in our tissues. It accelerates the healing process and prevents scarring. Its carotenoids and flavonoids are specific for sun damage prevention and repair. Calendula is gentle enough to support the healing process of depleted skin barriers. This vibrant orange flower has a balancing effect on the microbiome by feeding beneficial bacterial with its mineral content, while encouraging the immune system to prevent single colony imbalance. Calendula is considered the “bringer of sunshine” and is well suited to fungal acne and topical fungal imbalances of all kinds. This plant’s unique triterpene acids impede specific inflammatory pathways, like NF-kB, which has been linked to cancer and permanent DNA damage.
Oat – Commonly referred to in herbalism as Milky Oats, this plant provides instant soothing relief to irritation and inflammation. Oats are rich in zinc, manganese, and silica, making this herb excel at strengthening and firming connective tissue and skin. It is a nutritive tonic for tired skin, providing a slow and steady type of nourishment. Both Oat Milk and Milky Oat seed pods are hydrating and barrier supportive, due to their unique phytochemical makeup which includes both ceramides and amino acids.
Full Ingredient List: Calendula Flower Triple Infusion°, Milky Oat Double Infusion°, Oat Milk°, Calendula Hydrosol°, Grape Alcohol°, Flax Glycerine°
˚organically grown ingredient
TO USE: Begin by emptying the Compound dropper of its contents, tightening the lid, and shaking the product well. After a generous application of Elixir, apply 1-2 drops of Soothe Compound to fingertips and press gently into damp skin. Follow with Serum and/or Balm.
Laurel Skin Compounds are to be used following A Hydrating Elixir application.
NOTE: Our Compounds are not recommended for reactive skin, but Soothe Compound specifically is perfectly suited and supportive to skin that is mildly to moderately sensitive or sensitized. We do not recommend our potent herbal Compounds for those who are brand new to Laurel Skin, but rather for those who are already using a Laurel Skin ritual with ease. Our Compounds are for those who celebrate the power of plants and prefer them over all other synthetic interventions.
Store this product in a cool, dry and dark place. Use within 6 months of opening and by the use-by date found on the bottom of the bottle.
Pop, Pop, Pop, Swoosh
I recall the sound of petals brushing the sides of my harvest basket and feel the weight of the resinous flowering tops in my hand. Calendula is a plant I could write about for days – poetically, energetically and chemically.
It is hard to express how beneficial this plant is, because it spans from an acne treatment to a UV protectant. It is liquid sunshine for depression, stagnation and imbalance.
To read all I have to share about about this vibrant orange flower, visit my journal, where I explore its benefits, history and my own personal journey with Calendula.