I have been using lavender oil for a couple of years, both in the bath with epsom bath salts, in a lavender and honey face scrub and sometimes on my pulse points just before going to bed, to help to have a calm sleep. Lavender oil has a very nurturing and calming scent and lavender flowers are one of my favourite flowers 🕊🌸 there is a lavender farm quite close to where I am from and I enjoy going there a lot, and also hope to go to see the lavender fields in the countryside in Provence, France too. Here are a couple of beauty care tips, sharing a couple of ways you could use lavender oil to help to look after your skin.
As noted on the Natural Living Ideas website, lavender offers a lot of different uses and has been used for centuries because of its cleansing and healing properties. Lavender oil is also described as being one of the most popular ingredients in skin care products, body oils and more. Further, lavender oil is noted as being quite safe and reliable in supporting the health and beauty of the skin and hair. Although, if your skin is quite sensitive, it is recommended on the Natural Living Ideas website to test the lavender oil on your skin before use, and to use it with another oil, including almond or coconut oil.
A couple of beauty care tips
Enjoy an immediate calming effect
As noted on the Natural Living Ideas website, lavender is known for its calming and relaxing effect, and you could use it on your skin by rubbing a few drops of the lavender oil into your palms and then breathing in the scent of the oil to help to calm your mind. You could also rub a couple of drops of lavender oil onto your wrist temples or feet to help to calm the body, or to add a few drops of lavender oil to a warm bath for a full body calming effect.
Use lavender oil for a skin detox
As noted on the Natural Living Ideas website, lavender oil can also calm the skin and you could make a homemade bath detox with Epsom salts, to help to detox your skin, balance pH levels and soothe your skin. To make a homemade bath detox, just include a handful of Epsom salts and about 10 drops of lavender essential oil to the bath tub as you are filling up a warm bath. You could then soak in the bath for 20 minutes, and hopefully make the homemade bath detox once a week.
Do you love to use lavender essential oil often too, or a different kind of oil?
Please note: there are quite a lot more skin care and hair care tips on the Natural Living Ideas website, in case you would like to see a couple more tips about how you could use lavender oil to help to look after your skin and hair. I also wrote an earlier blog post sharing a recipe for a lavender and honey face scrub in case you would like to read a second post, sharing a face scrub recipe with lavender (please check the links) 🕊🌸
Lavender flowers photo, found on Pinterest
Natural Living Ideas website, naturallivingideas.com