Discovered over 2,500 years ago, lavender oil’s powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative, calming and anti-depressive properties has been used both cosmetically and therapeutically for centuries. Indeed, lavender flowers and lavender essential oil have been used since ancient times by the Romans, Persians, Greeks, and Egyptians as a bath additive and perfume, and in the Bible, lavender oil was among the aromatics used for anointing and healing.
In today’s time, lavender is more useful than ever to help deal with modern day problems, whether it is pollution making your skin dull, junk food causing acne breakouts our work giving you sleepless nights, you can turn to this wonder oil. To add on to it, it is natural so you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals effecting you, easy to use and available at a click of a button! Read on to know how you can make lavender a part of your daily self-care routine.
Due to its antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics, lavender works miracles on your skin. You can use it get rid of pesky pimples which seem to come back again and again regardless of how much you try to take care of your skin. Just dab some lavender oil on your acne using cotton or mix fresh lemon juice with lavender oil every night. Pure lavender essential oil inhibits the bacteria that cause acne infection and helps to regulate the over-excretion of sebum by hormonal manipulation and what’s more, it can reduce the signs of scarring once the acne has gone!
Lavender oil can also help it you get the flawless skin tone you always wanted. Improve your complexion by mixing 1 tablespoon honey and few drops of lavender oil and gently massaging the face. This skin tonic can also be used to get rid of dark circles too! Mix few drops of lavender oil to aloe vera gel and massage the eye area very gently to get rid of the dark patches.
You can mix lavender oil to your moisturiser to prevent skin dryness, lighten dark spots and detoxifying your skin.
Applying lavender oil in combination with oils from thyme, rosemary, and cedarwood improves hair growth and thus is an excellent solution for hair loss. You can mix lavender oil with pure sweet almond oil and gently massage scalp for 5-10 minutes to give your hair a quick home spa. To get rid of dandruff, warm olive or argan oil for 5-10 seconds and mix 10-15 drops of lavender oil, massage the scalp gently for 5-10 minutes before washing off Add a few drop to your shampoo to make generic shampoo to a saloon level wash.Lavender deep conditions the hair and makes it soft silky.
Lavender Essential Oil is well known for its sedative properties and for its ability to help calm stress and anxiety and to help promote sleep. It soothes the central nervous system and induces a sense of relaxation and drowsiness while reducing anxiety, emotional stress and fatigue thus making it an effective natural remedy for insomnia and other sleep disorders. Arm your room with a diffuser with lavender or put a few drops on your pillow before sleeping or just take a warm bath with few drops of lavender. Aromatherapy using lavender oil also increases the time spent in deep, slow wave sleep so you are full of energy to take on the next day.
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If you are not already sold on lavender oil’s benefits, would it help knowing that you can get rid of migraine by rubbing 2 or 3 drops of lavender oil on the upper lip and inhaling the vapour? It also reduces the nausea and help stop the headache spreading. Lavender helps heal burns and wounds, relieve pain, protects against diabetes symptoms and so on.
You can also use lavender oil as a natural perfume, chemical-free lip balm and a non-toxic air freshener.
Lavender is an indispensable essential oil and in a sense, it is the mother of all essential oils, powerful, yet versatile. Use it to discover again what the romans discovered centuries ago!