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Five Fabulous Benefits of Lavender

Ah, Lavender. No herb evokes the essence of the Provencal countryside or a Mediterranean garden like this one. The peaceful yet vibrant images of lavender fields can cause one’s nervous system to spontaneously reset, and its scent is legendarily useful among aromatherapists.  

Happily, lavender is commonly found in farmer’s markets, self-care products, teas, and even foods like shortbread cookies and specialty ice creams or yogurt. If you’ve ever used lavender right before bed by spritzing your pillow with a hydrosol made from it, you know its profound power to calm your senses. But did you know that the benefits of this wonderful herb go way beyond relaxation?

Below is a list of the ways lavender can supercharge your beauty routine (including a few fun facts that may forever change your view on this simple flower). 

Five Benefits of Lavender

  1. Lavender Helps Reduce Acne

Lavender has strong antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which means it helps to kill the bacteria that causes acne. Additionally, it helps repair the skin so that your breakouts don’t leave scars behind. It also has the holistic effect of a generally clearer and smoother complexion since it helps reduce redness and blotchiness.

  1. Lavender is Detoxifying

Lavender is high in the antioxidants that help combat the effects of pollutants on skin, and, instead, leave it revitalized and smooth. While environmental pollutants in the atmosphere continue to increase, regularly assisting your body and skin to detoxify is important. What more pleasurable way to do this than with the healing scent of lavender?

  1. Lavender Soothes Irritation

If you have sensitive skin that erupts in rashes or eczema from time to time, lavender essential oil may just be the ticket. Lavender is one of the few essential oils that is safe to put directly on skin. It also helps reduce itching and swelling caused by insect bites. Always keep a small bottle of this powerful but gentle oil handy and enjoy its soothing benefits. Note: some skin types do react negatively to lavender, so it is important to test it out first when using it for the first time.

  1. Lavender Tones the Skin

Ever notice that Lavender features prominently in many skin toners? That’s because it encourages excellent circulation for skin to efficiently receive all the nutrients it needs, resulting in a firmer and younger-looking complexion.

  1. Lavender Helps with Sleep

They call it beauty rest for a reason! Insomnia causes puffy eyes in the short-term, and, in the longer-term, wrinkles. If you find it difficult to sleep, try placing a few sprigs of lavender beside your bed, or invest in an essential oil diffuser for your room and put lavender essential oil in it an hour before sleep. You could also try rubbing lavender essential oil on the soles of your feet just before hopping into bed. As we mentioned earlier, lavender is known to soothe the nervous system, thereby causing your brain to relax and ensuring deep rest.

Our respect for lavender comes from tried and true experience. You will find this very special essential oil featured in many of our products, such as our Daylight Facial Cream

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