Calendula officinalis is a great plant and used in many herbal remedy and natural skin products it has many properties and is said to be anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-microbial. Calendula is very gentle on the skin and may help to ease dryness, cracked skin, and mild itching. It is often used in herbal salves, creams, lotions, and soaps for this reason. It can also be used on minor cuts, scrapes, and burns as well as rashes and insect bites. Perfect as a cream for dry hands and feet.