Lavender has been used for over 2,500 years. Ancient Persians, Greeks and Romans added the flowers to their bath water to help wash and purify their skin. In Medieval and Renaissance Europe, it was scattered all over stone castle floors as a natural disinfectant and deodorizer. Not surprisingly then that today, due to the lavender’s anti-microbial properties it is used in natural cleansing products for personal and household use.
Lavender ( Lavandula angustifolia ) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners and beauty products. Lavender essential oil isn’t just a favorite because of its classic scent-it’s also highly versatile. From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse many areas of your life.
Benefits Of Lavender Oil:
Lavender oil is known for its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic, antibacterial, antidepressant and sedative effects. Due to its anti-microbial and antioxidant characteristics lavender can have profound benefits for your skin. Your complexion improves when bacteria are kept in check due to the antiseptic properties of lavender oil. This means you will have fewer acne break outs, and infections if you are treating cuts, scrapes or insect bites. Your skin heals faster too! Additionally, when inflammation is reduced there is less redness and blotchiness in the appearance of your skin. Lastly, as a circulatory stimulant lavender helps to increase blood flow, bringing more nutrients and oxygen to skin cells. The result is more glowing, healthier looking skin.
Health Benefits for Skin and Hair:
Recipes For Skin Conditions:
For burns or eczema: Mix lavender essential oil with coconut oil in 1:5 ratio.
For sunburn, minor cuts and scrapes, and dry skin: Add 10 drops of lavender to 1 ounce of aloe vera gel.
For bug repellent: Apply to skin where bites most likely occur. Make sure to dilute lavender essential oil with a carrier oil (ex. almond oil) to avoid possible skin irritation.
As a natural perfume, non-toxic air freshener or sleep aid: 2 drops in ½ cup water in spray.
Other Health Benefits:
To alleviate headache:
Lavender, used as an ingredient in skincare products is highly effective; calming, balancing and invigorating the skin. It also enhances natural cell renewal, improving the skin’s health and texture, so the skin is smoother, softer and more luminous. Containing powerful antioxidants, a lavender wash will help to prevent and counteract the irritating effects of pollutants. It nourishes and fortifies the hair leaving it in perfect condition. Amazingly, a lavender infused facial or body cleanser can calm your skin as well as your nerves.
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