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Spring is almost in full bloom, and one of the plants that might catch your eye is Calendula, a traditional plant in the aster family. Butterflies flock to their orange, apricot, gold, yellow, and cream flowers. Calendula will even bloom into the winter! Full of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, this amazing plant helps to balance pigment, lighten age spots, and diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

Catskill Botanicals and Plant Alchemy have applied their best herbal knowledge in developing a healing, plant based face oil that improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces redness, lightens age spots, and relieves minor skin irritations. Along with Calendula, Echinacea is included to stimulate blood flow and help wounds, rashes, and bruises heal.

Herbalist Lauren Raba of Catskill Botanicals, sources and harvests the Calendula and Echinacea needed to make healing plant based oils. Whenever possible, Lauren harvests the plants from the Catskill region during peak times. When the growing season is over, she sources her ingredients from local farms that practice organic and biodynamic farming.

The Calming Calendula Face Oil has been carefully crafted to nourish the skin on the face. Face oils must have the perfect ratio of essential oils, as the skin on one’s face is thinner, especially around the eyes. It is important to use an oil that protects and replenishes skin cells around these areas.This face oil is gentle enough to be used underneath the eyes and lips as well.

The newest addition our line of CBD topicals, each 15 ml bottle of face oil has 150mg of Plant Alchemy’s full spectrum organic hemp derived CBD oil, which works synergistically with Calendula and Echinacea to promote a healthy inflammatory response.

The plants are infused in Evening Primrose oil, Grape Seed oil, and Jojoba. The essential oils of Lavender, Rose Geranium, and Niaouli provide the skin with extra nourishment, and smell lovely in combination with the plant oils. The antiviral and antibacterial properties of these magnificent plants protect the skin against environmental toxins and pollutants. To use, apply a few drops to the face and gently massage. Use as frequently as desired, on face and body and under eyes and lips. You can even throw this oil in your first aid kit to apply to cuts, scrapes, and bruises. It’s also great for after sun use.

This summer, keep an eye out for those blooming Calendula flowers, full of so much skin-healing goodness, and say thank you!

Raisa Tolchinsky

Raisa Tolchinsky hails from Chicago, received a B.A. from Bowdoin College, and is currently a candidate for an M.F.A in poetry at the University of Virginia. A 2019 Brooklyn Poets Fellow, she has read and edited for Tin House Books and Tricycle Magazine, and is founding editor of SIREN. Her poems, essays, stories, and interviews have appeared in Muzzle Magazine, Tricycle, Blood Orange Review, and KR Online. When she’s not writing, she’s boxing or dancing like a weirdo on her roof. Learn more about Raisa and her work on Instagram @raisatolchinsky and on Twitter at @raisaimogen.

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