Lavender oil is an essential oil derived from the lavender plant. It can be taken orally, applied to the skin, and breathed in through aromatherapy.
Lavender oil can benefit the skin in numerous ways. It has the ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles. It can even be used to treat other things, like improving hair health and digestion.
Lavender oil for wrinkles
Painful inflammation can be treated with lavender oil. The oil’s pain-relieving and numbing effects help soothe the inflammation, while the beta-caryophyllene in the oil also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory.
To treat the inflammation on a burn combine one to three drops of lavender oil and one to two teaspoons of moringa or coconut oil. You can apply the mixture three times a day.
If you have a sunburn, a lavender oil spray can help. In a spray bottle, combine a quarter cup of aloe vera juice, 2 tablespoons of distilled water, 10 to 12 drops of lavender oil and jojoba oil . Shake the bottle and spray onto your sunburn. Use the spray two or three times a day until the sunburn heals.
How to use lavender oil for skin
How you use lavender oil depends on what you’re treating. You can put it on your skin with or without a carrier oil to form a lotion. If you’re putting it on a damaged part of your skin, it’s often best to use a cotton ball, which is cleaner than your fingers. For wrinkles and dry skin, you can apply the oil directly with your hands.
Lavender oil can also be ingested in pill form, or used as steam for aromatherapy While lavender oil is relatively safe, it can cause discomfort for some. Stop using the oil if you experience any negative side effects.