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Lavender Skin Properties

Updated: Oct 24, 2020

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Want to discover all the fantastic benefits lavender offers? Find in this article all the answers.


This beautiful purple plant with a pleasant fragrance has been used for centuries as an alternative medicine to take care of our minds and bodies. Learn more about the beautiful Lavander in this article.



This plant is native from the Old World original from Northern Africa, the Mediterranean mountains and South East Asia, is from the family Lavandula, as mentioned before its use dates back to the Egyptians and Greeks, in ancient Greece, citizens would use lavender to perfume their homes and in some medicines.


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Currently, lavender is one of the most popular vegan ingredients in the cosmetic and health industry. Its essence is used to create lotions, soaps, shampoos, body scrubs, essential oils, and many other beauty and skincare products.


Lavender is composed mostly of linalyl acetate (30-55%), linalool (20-35%), tannins (5-10%), and caryophyllene (8%).


Here are some of the lavender benefits that can positively influence your skin health.


Relax


If you feel anxious or are going to face a situation that causes you stress or nerves, do not hesitate to drink an infusion of lavender. Because of its relaxing properties, this plant is a wonder, as it improves your mood in general.


No more insomnia

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Are you having trouble sleeping at night? Drinking a cup of lavender tea is a great ally when it comes to sleeping. You have to dip some dried flowers in a cup of boiling water for about 10 minutes to make this drink. Drink this tea while it is still warm.


Prevents hair loss


Did you know that lavender promotes hair growth? A few drops of lavender oil on the scalp help generate growth, so it can effectively treat alopecia.


It is an excellent tip, especially for men, as they tend to lose hair faster, but it works for women.



Aromatherapy

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Since we explained several of its magical properties, we could not fail to list one of these plant's most common uses, aromatherapy.


The essence of this plant reduces anxiety and nervousness. Just rub a couple of drops of this aroma, on our skin (behind your ears works excellent), clothes, in a diffuser, or even on our pillow, will improve our mood.


Facial toner


Again an infusion of this plant can do wonders. Its flowers can also replace the tonics on the market. Its healing and anti-bacterial properties make it easy to cleanse the skin.


Dip a cotton ball in the infusion, preferably when it is very cold. Rub it all over your face and include it in your daily beauty routine.


Prevents bug bites

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Even though lavender has a pleasant scent to us, humans, bugs hate it, especially mosquitos, if you do not want those pesky bugs around you, rub some essential oil on your heat points, this will act as a repellent, alternatively, you can also mix some drops of lavender oil on an unscented body lotion.


Lavender oil is also great to treat itchy bug bites.


Gentle skin moisturizer


Lavender is known for its soothing and relaxing properties. Its astringent and softening properties provide deep cleansing. Therefore, it is used in a wide variety of cosmetic products.


Now that you know all the benefits lavender offers check out this DIY soap recipe that I've shared before.



Lavender natural soap

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Ingredients


Olive or sunflower oil 7 fl oz

Caustic soda 1 oz

Distilled water 2.19 fl oz

Lavender essential oil

Fresh or dried lavender flowers


In addition, we must prepare the following utensils


A mold with the shape you want. Avoid using aluminum molds, the best type of mold is silicon.

Protective glasses for handling the caustic soda

Hand blender

Casserole

Glass container

Wooden spoon to remove


Elaboration

  • Prepare the mold and put some lavender flowers so that when you remove the mold, they appear at the top of the soap.

  • Carefully and using protective glasses, put a glass container in the sink and pour in the caustic soda and then the distilled water in this order to avoid splashing. As it produces a reaction that generates vapors, let it rest until it cools down. Ideally, you will do it next to an open window to ventilate as soon as possible.

  • Pour the oil in a saucepan, over low heat, when it gets a little hot, about 104°F, take it away from the fire, mix it very carefully with the caustic soda, and beat it using an arm mixer avoiding at all times that it splashes outside. Beat until the mixture thickens and becomes like a gel.

  • Without waiting for it to cool down, add about 20 or 30 drops of lavender essential oil and more lavender flowers and mix well.

  • Put this mixture in the mold and add more lavender flowers to be visible on this site.

  • Cover it with a towel to keep it warm and to carry out the saponification. Let it rest until it cools down, between 12 and 24 hours, taking care not to move or stir it.

  • Once it is cold, remove it from the mold and leave it in a fresh and dry place to harden and matures between one and a half and two months.

Important Note



As I recommend before, be careful when handling caustic soda, make sure children or pets are not around as you use this product. Always use protective goggles, and even a mask and gloves, because it is a very corrosive material. If at any time it falls on your skin, immediately apply some vinegar.


Alternative Soap

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If you do not want to complicate yourself too much, here is a more straightforward and also a homemade option.


Buy a glycerine soap bar in a transparent or clear color.


Put it in the bain-marie until it melts. Then add a few drops of lavender essential oil and some lavender flowers.


While it is still hot, you will pour it into a mold with the shape you want and let it cool down.


Don't feel like making soaps at all? No worry here is some great lavender natural soap products.


Product Overview


Lavender Rosemary Leaf


No Palm Oil, No Alcohol, No Parabens, No Sulfates, No Soy, No GMO's, Gluten-Free, No Phthalates, Not tested on animals, No plastic and No Artificial colors. Soap design may vary from bar to bar due to being a handmade product.


 

Lavender Goat Milk Soap Bars


Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Goat’s Milk & Lavender Essential Oil.


 

Pre de Provence Artisanal French Soap


Using old-world methods in the French Provence produces a soap that has few impurities and an incredibly smooth texture which creates a longer lasting soap


 

Crate 61 Lavender Soap 3 pack

These bars are scented with lavender essential oil and include ground lavender flowers for added aroma.

 

Indigo Wild Zum Bar Goat's Milk Soap


A super-emollient bar soap handmade without animal tallow and synthetic colorings. 100% pure essential oils. All-natural ingredients. Made in the USA

 

Dr. Bronner’s - Pure-Castile Bar Soap


Dr. Bronner's bars soaps are fully biodegradable and use all-natural, vegan ingredients that pose no threat to the environment. Their products and ingredients are never tested on animals and are cruelty-free.


 

Lavender Goats Milk Soap Bar


Lavender & Goats Milk Soap is scented using a blend of pure essential oils. With essential oils, this ensures that the scent stays strong until the last wash.

 

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