I grew up with Weleda so I was very familiar with the brand. However, I had never heard of calendula until I received these products. And when I tried them, I had to know where that amazing fragrance was coming from.
So what is calendula? Also called pot marigold, it is a plant in the daisy family. Weleda grows its own flowers in their Biodynamic gardens in Germany to produce organic, anti-inflammatory calendula extract. They also use fair trade beeswax in these products instead of mineral oil which is found in most diaper rash creams.
I tried three products from the calendula line. The first product was the Calendula Diaper Rash Cream. It helps to soothe redness and inflammation that comes from diaper rash and helps to prevent new ones from starting. This stuff is amazing! My son seems to always have a sore bottom and its has a creamy texture and ultra nourishing effect on his skin. As a mother, you want your child to be as comfortable as they can be. It also has almond and sesame oils and is free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances and petroleum-derived raw material. It’s certified-natural and dermatologist-tested safe for babies. The Calendula Diaper Rash Cream also comes in a travel size. I love that because sometimes you are just out for a second and don’t need to take a whole bottle with you. That diaper bag gets heavy with two kids!
The next product I tried was the Calendula Face Cream. It really heals my babies dry, irritated skin and that little patch on his face has disappeared. This all natural face cream is so gentle, protecting your babies delicate skin and is made with 96% organic ingredients. Like all Weleda products, it’s free of synthetic fragrance, chemical preservatives or petroleum-derived ingredients.
The last and my personal favorite calendula product I tried is the Calendula Body Lotion. It’s so creamy and nourishing on my children’s delicate, sensitive skin and it smells wonderful which comes from the essential oils of calendula and chamomile. Made with 99% organic ingredients, it’s safe enough to use on newborns and dermatologically tested to use on the most sensitive skin. Again, the organic calendula flower extract, grown in Weleda’s gardens in Germany is soothing and nourishing and comforts your babies skin. According to their site, “A nutritive base of organic sweet almond and sesame oils ensures that the lotion is easily absorbed, while beeswax and cocoa butter smooth baby’s skin and protect from dryness.”
This amazing body lotion is free of parabens and synthetic preservatives, phthalates and chemical fragrances, petroleum-derived ingredients and GMOs. I highly recommend it to anyone who uses lotion. The body lotion also comes in a travel size.
Weleda has many other products from the calendula line, including toothpaste, body wash, soap, oil and much more. My favorite gift item is the Calendula Baby Starter Kit, priced at only $14.50! Get it HERE.