Lavender has been significantly used as a therapeutic and a medicinal tool since the ancient times. The ancient Romans added lavender to their bath water so as to help in the purification of the blood and spirit.
Ancient Egyptians used the scented oils because it has a slightly calming and a soothing effect. Moreover, Lavender has gained great appreciation because of its fragrance which has made it be used for scenting clothes as well as inhalation of its scent has sedative effects.
In medieval times, Lavender was burned in bundles during the periods of the Great Plague of 1665 in London because it was believed to help in protecting the people against infectious diseases. Besides, Lavender is used as a common ingredient in making of soaps and shampoos.
Lavender is a herb that is used as a remedy for many ailments that range from anxiety, fatigue, depression and insomnia. Lavender oil has been incorporated into everyday beauty regimen because it helps in preventing breakouts on the skin. It helps in fighting acne, calming and skin soothing and reduces scars on the skin.
Hence, here are some of the great ways to incorporate lavender into your everyday beauty routine.
#1: Scalp Rinse
Lavender hair rinse beloved made by natural health insiders everywhere has been considered to solve scalp dryness better than the commercial and chemical-laden dandruff shampoos. You only need to mix dried lavender saturated in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and boiled water. You can then use the resulting mixture as a rinse to remove the scalp that may build-up, restore the scalp’s natural pH balance and calm irritation on your hair.
#2: Acne Treatment
Lavender is an essential oil that is used a basic daily moisturizer which does not clog your skin pores. Lavender has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which help in clearing the spots attributed to acne. It is easy to make a DIY facial toner whereby you add a few drops of the lavender essential oil to the witch hazel. You can then apply the solution on your clean skin using a cotton ball. Lavender is beneficial in the treatment of acne because it can calm your nerves and soothe the skin that was damaged by the occurrence of acne.
#3: Wound Care
A small bit of lavender oil helps in wound care such that it neutralizes itchiness and reduces swelling. It also assists in the treatment of minor skin inflammations caused by rashes, small burns and mosquito bites. Lavender has been proven to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory powers which help in soothing wounds and reduces the development of tissue scars. It also accelerates the healing of scars in your skin by actively promoting the process of tissue formation in your damaged skin.
Lavender is an essential treatment that is used by many people worldwide. However, you are expected to check if you have an allergic reaction such as skin irritation caused by Lavender. In case you are allergic to lavender then you should avoid using it for some time.