The daisy is dainty yet tough. It adorns every lawn and helps treat small wounds, clear blemishes, and – petal by petal – provide important answers: he loves me, he loves me not. One thing’s for sure: we certainly love the daisy. Because behind its pretty exterior lies a tremendous power that we also harness in many of our products.
The daisy is so small it could almost be overlooked if it weren’t for its beautiful flowers. Its Latin name “bellis perennis” means “everlasting beauty”, because it blooms practically all year round. In Germany, the daisy is also known as the “sky flower”, “thousand beauties” and “moon flower”.
The daisy is very undemanding and likes nitrogen-poor soils such as those under lawns or on roadsides. Here, it withstands our stomping feet and even lawnmowers by simply producing new petals. Even under a blanket of snow, the daisy continues to bloom. Its remarkable power to regenerate is also harnessed in our skin care.
A noble history.
Germanic tribes worshipped it as the eye of their sun god Baldr; the Celts dedicated it to the holy St. Margaret. But the daisy first rose to great fame under Louis IX, who included it along with the lily in his coat of arms.
How is it helpful?
In folk medicine, the daisy has been used to purify the blood, to stimulate the metabolism and appetite, and above all to treat sensitive skin conditions. When it comes to bruises and sprains, the daisy can easily hold its own against its big plant sisters arnica, calendula and camomile.
Clean and clear.
At Dr. Hauschka, we mainly use daisy extract to care for oily and blemished skin. In our Clarifying Steam Bath and Clarifying Toner, it promotes a clear, purified complexion. What’s its secret? It stimulates the metabolic activity of the skin so that it can better absorb nourishing substances. Thank you, daisy!