Don’t let looks fool you—this pretty, purple plant has powerful benefits!
From relieving muscle tension to soothing frayed nerves, lavender oil boasts many benefits. It is popularly known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antifungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. Let’s look at the top 10 benefits that you need to know!
Soothe the Nervous System and Relieve Pain
Lavender oil can impressively numb pain from red inflammation and skin irritation. Whether you are experiencing pain from sore muscles, arthritis, or swelling, lavender oil is prized for its ability to instantly relax and calms the body, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation.
Alleviate Anxiety, Stress, and Depression
Lavender’s uplifting floral scent and sedative properties act as excellent natural treatments to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression. Scientists have found that lavender stimulates the brain cells in the amygdale similarly to the way some sedative medications work. Lavender’s sedative, relaxing properties soothe and slow down the mind, particularly helping individuals with racing thoughts and pounding hearts. In addition, lavender’s uplifting scent has been found to be an immediate mood booster, enhancing mindset and positivity.
Breathing in the scent of lavender can help manage the pain from headaches and migraine attacks. One study noted that a majority of participants found their pain to be more manageable 15 minutes after inhaling lavender oil. Whether you have a stress-induced headache or deal with chronic migraine attacks, lavender oil is a natural treatment method to ease tension and reduce the pain.
One of the more surprising benefits of lavender is its ability to effectively fight nausea. Studies have found that the inhalation of lavender relieves nausea and motion sickness with positive results. In particular, it was found to significantly reduce post-operative vomiting in medical settings.
Improve Sleep and Fight Insomnia
Lavender oil is most commonly used to prep the body and mind for a good night’s sleep. It relaxes both the mind and body to help people naturally fall asleep and stay asleep through the night, improving their overall quality of rest. This soothing floral aroma with hints of pine will induce a heavy, sleepy sensation that will get your eyelids drooping in no time.
Nourish and Moisturize Skin
Lavender is packed with antioxidants that fight the free radicals that damage our skin. Calming, gentle, and nourishing, lavender smoothes skin, reduces texture and blemishes, calms inflammation, and soothes any skin irritations. Many people use lavender-infused skincare products to soothe dry skin and other conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis.
Combat Acne and Smooth Scars
When uninvited acne pops up, let lavender oil be your natural solution. Lavender oil is a natural antibacterial and antimicrobial. As a result, when you use skincare products infused with lavender oil, you are naturally fighting and ridding your skin of acne-causing bacteria. In addition to preventing and diminishing acne, lavender oil is also known for smoothing the skin’s complexion and healing scars. Lavender oil is the perfect one-two punch to helps individuals with both acne and acne scars.
Relieve Itchy Skin
It’s that time of the year again: bug bite season. Whether you’re dealing with stinging, red bug bites or a run-in with poison ivy, lavender oil can diminish the urge to scratch and soothe swollen, red rashes and bites.
Minimize Sun Spots and Signs of Ageing
Ageing is a natural process, but no one wants wrinkles, fine lines, and sun spots to pop up prematurely. Exposure to pollution and UV rays can accelerate the common signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sun spots. Lavender oil is a rich antioxidant, which means it can naturally fight the free radicals—pollution and UV rays—that damage the skin.
How to Use Lavender Oil
Lavender oil is highly concentrated and when it comes to your skin, dilution is important. Lavender oil can be applied topically to get all the above benefits, but first it needs to be diluted down with a carrier oil, such as organic coconut oil. Lavender-infused products can include lotions, moisturizers, soap bars, body scrubs, and even shower steamers or bath bombs. Check out Fawn Organics relaxing collection of Lavender bath products in our shop!
Fawn Organics Lavender Body Scrub Polish: Deeply detox your skin and relax your body with this relaxing lavender body scrub. Exit your bathroom calm, clean, and ready for a great night’s sleep!
Fawn Organics Lavender Shower Steamer: Melt away the tension, stress, and aches of the day with a lavender-scented shower steamer. This intensive aromatherapy session will soothe your mind and body for a restful night ahead.
Fawn Organics Loofah Soap in Dreams Come True: Relieve and massage aching muscles with a dual lavender soap and loofah scrub. The scrub will exfoliate and soften skin while the lavender soap soothes irritation, nourishes, and deeply moisturizes skin for a youthful glow.