Organic Blue Cone flower 10G
Skin benefits come from cornflower’s cooling and toning properties and for that reason this lovely herb is often used in cosmetics to firm mature and wrinkled skin
Great as a refreshing toner, infused facial serum or cream.
Great for bath bombs, bath tea, bath salt and soap
DIY your own moisturizing cream, recipe below.
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What Is Corn Flower?
Cornflower is an herb, a dried flower used to make medicines. It is a medicinal herb of the Asteraceae which is widely used in the world of Ayurvedic medicine due to its many healing properties.
It is one of the members of the daisy family known for its vibrant blue flowers called Bachelors Button, Blue Cap, Blue Poppy, Blueblow, Boutonniere Flower, Bluebottle, Cornflower, Cyani Flower, Garden Cornflower, etc.
Health Benefits Of Cornflower
Due to its ingredient biotin, it’s an inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and astringent properties as an expectorant, diuretics, and also stimulant cornflower used for several purposes like:
- Treats hair problems like dandruff.
- Scalp eczema
Cornflower is used in various hair care products due to its anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties.
- Strengthen nails
- Prevent and treat nail infections.
- To ease eye irritation
- Sore eyes
- Skin irritation around the eye
Cornflower tea can be used as an eyewash to relieve swelling.
Body Lotion for Dry Skin for Winter with Cornflowers and Essential Oils
This lightweight DIY body lotion is very moisturizing and made with natural materials.
The simple whipped moisturizer feels velvety and is perfect to keep your skin soft and supple all winter long.
This lightweight lotion is very moisturizing and made with natural materials, without synthetic fragrances and skin-softeners.
The moisturizer feels velvety and is perfect to keep your skin soft and supple all winter long.
Cornflower infused oil
1/3 cup / 80 ml oz jojoba oil
1/4 cup / 3 g dried blue cornflowers petals
1/4 cup / 15 g beautymulse
1 tsp / 5 g shea butter
1 tsp / 5 g cocoa butter
15 drops chamomile essential oil
5 drops sweet orange essential oil
5g vitamin E
1 cup / 250 ml lavender hydrosol or deionized water
10 drops Optiphen Plus
1/4 tsp French blue clay or Kaolin clay (only for normal and oily skin)
Cornflower-Infused Jojoba Oil
Add the jojoba oil and dried cornflower petals into a heat-proof jar or bowl and warm in a water bath for 30 minutes to an hour.
Heat at the lowest possible temperature to avoid burning the oils or herb and add more water if necessary.
Strain the oil through a coffee filter or a fine-mesh tea infuser to remove the solids
and discard the cornflower petals.
DIY Body Lotion
Measure 1/4 cup / 60 ml of the cornflower oil and 1 cup / 250 ml cornflower hydrosol/water and add both into two separate heatproof jars or containers.
Add Beautymulse, shea butter and cocoa butter to the jar with the oil.
Warm both jars in a water bath until the beautymulase and butters have melted. Stir occasionally to speed up the process.
Transfer the oil mixture into a large jar or a tall mixing bowl. Add the essential oils and vitamin E and whisk with an immersion blender to combine.
Stir the Optiphen Plus into the cornflower hydrosol.
Keep whisking and slowly pour the warm hydrosol to the oil phase. Whisk the emulsion for 2 to 3 minutes until well blended.
Sprinkle the French blue clay or Kaolin clay on the lotion.
Mix well to combine, then transfer your homemade body lotion into a pump bottle or airtight cosmetic jar.
The anthocyanin protocyanin gives the flower its deep blue colour and has powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
The specific name, cyanus, literally means ‘dark blue’ in Greek.
Tannins bind and precipitate proteins, making the herb useful for treating itchy, dry and bleeding skin.
The astringent properties of tannin also tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of pores.
The flavonoid apigenin is an anti-oxidant that tones the skin and fights oxidative stress.
Topically applied, cornflowers can help to tone, freshen, soothe, restore suppleness and enhance the overall appearance of skin. The anthocyanins found in cornflowers are particularly useful to nourish dry, sensitive skin and eczema. All in all, a great ingredient in a body lotion with antioxidants!
Special Precautions And Warnings:
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
There is not sufficient reliable information about the safety of taking cornflower if you are breastfeeding or pregnant women. Stay on the safe side and also avoid the use of cornflower.
Allergy to ragweed and related plants
Cornflower may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the composite plant family. Members of this family involve ragweed, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have any allergies be sure to check with your healthcare provider before using it.