Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils and is great for treating a multitude of skin issues. It has captivating purple-blue flowers perched on a long stem and it has a fresh, sweet, floral scent that is both calming and uplifting.
Lavender is used in Aromatherapy for adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime and has been known to treat insomnia, depression and anxiety through its calming properties. Other general health benefits include pain relief, aid with indigestion, immune system health, yet it also has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy.
Lavender essential oil is highly regarded for skin and beauty. In a skin moisturizer, Lavender delivers a variety of benefits related to its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antifungal properties. It can tone and revitalize skin, bringing out even complexions by healing blemishes. Due to its antiseptic and antifungal properties it can be used to treat and soothe various skin problems like acne and psoriasis, cuts, scrapes, burns, and sunburns.
Having anti-inflammatory properties, Lavender is said to inhibit the bacteria that causes skin infection. Lavender is one of the most valuable oils for the treatment of acne, according to aromatherapists. While impeding bacteria, it helps to rebalance the over-secretion of sebum, which the bacteria thrive on. Its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties help reduce redness, blemishes, scarring and aide the natural healing process.
Lavender oil has been used in calming eczema. It relieves itching and decongests the irritated patches of skin by adding moisture, thus speeding up the healing process. Regular usage of this oil is known to lessen eczema outbreaks to a significant extent.
Lavender reduces stress and inflammation, all of which are responsible for causing skin ageing. It also boosts the circulatory system, thus increasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to skin cells. Lavender boosts the skin’s natural renewal process, and results in lowering the signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines.
The healing effects of lavender helps skin that has been impacted by constant exposure to the sun. The cooling, relaxing and healing properties help sun burned skin heal while the antiseptic qualities prevent scarring and spotting. Lavender calms and revitalizes skin that has been overdosed with harmful ultraviolet rays. Lavender combined with Aloe can give exposed, sun drenched skin the ultimately refreshing and reviving experience.
Although lavender oil is considered one of the safest essential oils, you should discontinue use if you have any allergic reactions.