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April Showers Bring May Flowers
Nature surprises us in many ways. One of the most beautiful and impressive, is the many, many healing properties it contains. So, as April showers are now blooming into May flowers, it seemed an ideal time to take a closer look at some of the flowers contained in Stemology products and their incredible healing benefits.
Found in Brightening Serum
The Daisy Flower is a simple flower composed of white petals and a yellow center. However, daisies are not made of just one flower; they are actually made of two types of flowers – disk florets and petal-like white ray florets. The daisy leaves are edible and are often found in exotic salad mixes. Daisies symbolize innocence, purity and new beginnings. In skincare, Daisy Flower Extract is commonly used for brightening skin. The flower contains organic acids in higher amounts, which makes it a valuable ingredient with skin lightening and exfoliating properties.
Made popular by the song in the 1965 movie The Sound of Music, edelweiss is a European mountain plant that has woolly bracets around its small flowers and downy gray-green leaves. Due to its growth on the daring steeps of the Alpine terrain, Edelweiss signifies deep love and devotion, as many men that have harvested the flower had to traverse to its remote habitation, enduring dangerous journeys. Eidelweiss is a protected flower with legal limitations that prevent people from picking the flower in most of the regions where it is left to grow wild. In skincare, edelweiss extract helps to improve skin resistance to environmental aggressors and strengthens the natural skin barrier.
Comfrey is a perennial herb with a black turnip-like root and broad hairy leaves that bears small bell-shaped flowers of various colors, usually cream or purple. It has been cultivated for healing since 400 BCE and was used by notable Greek physicians. Wild comfrey contains allantoin, which encourages cell production and helps in the healing of wounds. It also contains high mucilage content, which helps smooth skin.
Found in EnviroExpose Repair and Restore Crème
Pot Marigold, also knows as the Calendula Officinalis Flower, is a bright and cheery annual flower that blooms from early summer until winter. The name is derived from the Virgin Mary, “Mary’s Gold” and to this day the flower is used in many Day of the Dead ceremonies. In skincare, Calendula extract has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Found in Cell Reboot Exfoliating Skin Polisher and Cell Renew Hand and Nail Crème Complete
The sunflower is a tall North American plant in the daisy family. It has very large golden-rayed flowers, which are cultivated for their edible seeds. Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity, with the meaning stemming from its namesake, the sun. Their brilliant yellow petals are also known as “rays.” In skincare, sunflower extract contains antioxidants that help protect the skin from external environmental aggressors like the sun and pollution.
Found in Cell Rescue Active Gel Toner
There are hundreds of species of geranium, ranging in size, shape and color. The most common shades are white, red and pink. The symbolism of the geranium flower is most commonly associated with its particular type or color. Meanings range from fertility (white), good health (red) and love (pink). Geranium distillate or Organic Pelargonium Gravolens, is commonly used as a cellular regenerative in skin care and helps balance both oily and dry skin.
As the flowers in your garden begin to bloom this spring, take a moment to inquire about their special healing properties. And join me in being amazed by nature.
What’s your favorite flower? Tell us in the comments.