Calendula – from the Marigold plant – is still one of the most popular treatments for soothing irritated skin. Blended with a carrier oil or hydrating lotion it can improve hydration levels, calm itchiness and redness, reduce sensitivity and promote the formation of new tissues. Calendula is frequently used in skincare products – it can increase blood flow to the skin, help speed up skin healing processes and boost collagen production. It is also believed to help improve the appearance of bruises, treat varicose veins, calm skin after shaving and treat ingrown hairs. It pairs particularly well with other anti-inflammatories like tea tree, aloe Vera, coconut oil and lavender.