Benefits of Lavender
Posted by Kat Stein on February 22, 2019
From scented candles to culinary flavor, bug repellent to sock drawer satchels, lavender is used in so many areas of day to day life, and this is nothing new! Lavender oil was used in the Victorian era as perfume, and even in WWI as antiseptic. Plus, aren’t the tiny purple buds just beautiful? Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils, and it’s not hard to see why. But the best part of lavender, in our opinion, is how beneficial it is for skin. Want to know more? Read on…
As we know, when the skin is stripped of its natural oils, it starts to overproduce sebum which then clogs the pores. If you are prone to breakouts, lavender may help! It is a natural moisturizer, which means it will work with your skin to control sebum production, and it is also antibacterial and astringent so it will kill bad bacteria that tries to make a home in your pores. These two factors combined make lavender preventative against acne and soothing for those occasional blemishes!
Soothes Dry Skin and Eczema
We all occasionally have dry skin, especially during winter time. Lavender is here to help! Its soothing properties and ability to regulate the skins moisture barriers make it the perfect remedy for itchy, dry skin – including eczema! Try using a natural skin cream that contains lavender essential oil (or just put a few drops of it into coconut oil or another carrier) and observe how soothing it is!
Of course lavender is soothing for the mind – it’s in every relaxing candle or lotion – but lavender is also soothing for the body! Lavender’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce puffiness and redness of the skin, and helps to soothe the effects of minor bug bites, burns, and scrapes. Lavender oil even acts as a natural foundation – it can help even out those blotchy patches on your face!
Lavender’s soothing properties are one thing, but nothing without its ability to heal. Since way back during Ancient Greek times, people have been using lavender to clean wounds, treat burns, and heal other skin injuries. The antiseptic properties found in lavender help the skin heal more quickly while also keeping everything clean and fighting infection. Next time you have a booboo that needs some help healing, try our booboo cream – it’s full of ingredients like lavender, and including lavender, that make for a speedy recovery.
Lavender oil is full of essential antioxidants that are made to fight free radical damage caused by sun, pollution, and other day to day toxins. When the skin is protected against free radicals, it is less likely to develop wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and other signs of aging. I guess you could say lavender is the elixir of life…
Whether you’re trying to fight acne, heal wounds, relax, or slow down signs of aging, lavender is for you. It can be found in a large majority of Gifts From the Earth products and is just waiting to help you on your journey to beautiful skin!