Lavender is one essential that has been used since age-old times for its impeccable benefits on skin. Lavender flowers are used to extract lavender essential oil that’s not just good for your skin, but also has a mind-blowing effect on hair and mind. It is known for certain therapeutic qualities to provide relief to people suffering from agitation, insomnia, pain, and stress.
Coming straight to the topic, now here are the 9 benefits of lavender oil for skin, hair and more:
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1.Good for dry chapped skin
In winter, dry skin and scalp is the most common problem that we all face. You can use lavender oil to moisturize and hydrate your dry skin. You can rub a drop or two of lavender on the dried skin to keep it soft and moisturized.
2.Gets rid of dandruff
Dandruff is not only annoying because it causes itching on your scalp, but it even shows on your dark clothing and it makes you look untidy and unhealthy. Don’t worry, you can get rid of the problem with the help of lavender oil. Mix lavender oil drops with any other essential oil and apply on your scalp, keep it for an hour and then wash it off with a shampoo. Repeat this treatment every third day to get a dandruff-free scalp.
3. Sunburn relief
If you’re suffering from sunburn, lavender essential oil is there to back you up. You can add one teaspoon of jojoba oil and 4 drops of lavender to your bath and soak your body in the water for some time. This can provide relief to even the nastiest of sunburns.
Lavender essential oil can also be used to relieve acne inflammation and soothe severe acne. You can apply lavender oil onto your pimples to get rid of the redness. It even inhibits the growth of acne-causing bacteria by regulating over secretion of sebum, hence helps in reducing acne scars.
The flower fragrance of lavender essential oil can act as a natural perfume to keep both your mind and body fresh. For the natural perfume, you need to mix well 1 teaspoon of grapeseed oil with 4 drops of lavender essential oil and store this in a bottle for further use.
6.Great Facial toner
Lavender essential oil helps in balancing over secretion of sebum, so it’s good for all skin types. It acts as a good toner for dry skin as well, because it has skin lubricating and moisturizing properties. For making the toner, you need to mix 2 drops of lavender essential oil to 1/2 tsp witch hazel and add it to 1/4 cup of distilled water and store in a spray bottle. You can spray this mixture on your face at least twice a day
7.Prevents hair loss
Lavender oil helps in minimizing your hair loss and even strengthen your hair shaft to promote more hair growth. It keeps your hair follicles well hydrated and moisturized. Firstly, you need to clean your scalp and hair thoroughly. After that, apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon of rose hip oil, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 3 drops of lavender essential oil onto the scalp. Massage this oil and keep it overnight and wash off the next morning.
8.Provides anti-aging benefits
It is also good for fighting skin aging signs likes wrinkles and fine lines. A lavender essential oil massage on face promotes proper blood circulation and even enhances glowing youthful skin due to proper nutrient-rich blood to flow to every skin cell.
9.Alleviates skin infections
Being an antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral agent, lavender oil can cure many skin infections like eczema, shingles, and scabies. You can add a few drops of lavender in calamine lotion and apply into the affected areas to treat the skin.