Lavender Oil Benefits

What is Lavender Essential Oil?

First off, we would like to make a brief commentary on essential oils. Essential oils, of which lavender oil is one, are concentrated liquids made from the aromatic parts of plants. The parts could be flowers, leaves, roots or stems. People distill these plant parts using steam to create essential oils. People also know Lavender oil as Lavandula angustifolia. Professionals make it from the distilled blooms of the lavender plant. This plant grows mainly in regions like France and Bulgaria. Lavender oil is made up of components like linalool, acetate and eucalyptol. These all have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.

This oil is available in a raw concentrated from; which we suggest you store in a cool dry place; or you can find it as a core ingredient in many creams, moisturizers, oils and lotions. When you use lavender oil topically; whether it is diluted with a carrier oil or incorporated into a lotion or cream, it will have the best benefits for your skin. It will also trigger your sensory neurons within your olfactory system with its distinctive calming scent.

Benefits for Skin

  1. Helps protect your skin from free radicals; Free radicals are an environmental agent that contributes to the aging of skin. Moreover, lavender oil is an antioxidant. And because of this it may help protect your skin from these harmful free radicals and environmental stressors like toxins and pollutants.
  2. Soothes your skin. Skin is affected by a build-up of bacteria and fungus. Becoming inflamed and red. So, lavender oil’s antifungal and antibacterial properties help reduce and reverse your skins inflammation, leaving you with purified and glowing skin.
  3. Helps reduce acne and clogged pores; the antibacterial properties in Lavender oil give it an amazing anti-inflammatory effect upon your skin when used topically. Because of this, people use it to reduce/control acne and clogged pores.
  4. Helps promote wound healing; Research has shown that this essential oil helps in speeding up the healing of burns, cuts, scrapes and other skin wounds. Moreover, people use it to help reduce scarring left over from previous wounds and cuts.
  5. Helps prevent infection; People use this essential oil to help prevent future infections and fight bacteria and fungi build up in skin. So, this means that this oil has a fungicidal effect upon your skin and is a way you can help nourish your skin naturally.

You can find Lavender oil in our Soothing range, which works wonders on normal to sensitive skin. The relaxing aroma calms the senses whilst the gentle ingredients soothe skin, reducing any signs of skin irritation and sensitivity, revealing a lovely na