Wisdom of weekend: Essential oils (Post2): Lavender Oil


Hello beauties. Wishing you all a very happy and joyous weekend.  Today I am sharing with you another secret  for bright and flawless glowing skin. And its the magic of "Lavender Essential Oil".
Hope you all will relish reading this. Kindly share your thoughts.
(Note: Please use your own discretion and do a patch test while following any advises because everyone's skin if different)


What is  Lavender oil ?
 Lavender Oil is an essential oil produced by distillation of petals of English Lavender flower (Lavandula angustifolia).
It has flowery calming mild aroma which is very soothing and relaxing for mind and body. Thus is generally used in perfumes, soaps and bath salts.
Its is also used as antiseptic and pain reliever in alternative medicine.
Its another use is as solvent for oil paints :-)

What are its benefits ?
Calming properties
Anti bacterial and Anti septic
Anti itch for Bee sting/ bite
Used in aromatherapy for insomnia and stress
Relieves skin eczema condition
Eliminates hair dandruff
Prevents hair loss
Helpful in relaxation while PMS
Keeps the skin healthy and radiant
Relieves stress and calms the mind
Flavor booster for teas (Use special edible lavender oil only)
Expectorant (dilutes cough) helpful in Sinusitis

Make sure that your lavender oil is not another species or a hybrid (lavandin). Its should be organic and 100% pure.

How to use it ?
Lavender oil is pretty strong and thus should be used with a carrier (mild oil).
Examples are:
Jojoba Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Avocado Oil
Castor Oil

Mix 2-3 drops of Lavender oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil.

Any caution ?
Its shelf life is usually 2 years . Do check the manufacturing date.
Lavender oil is shown to have hormone side effects in young kids/teens specially boys
Lavender oil is proved cytotoxic (toxic to cells) and photosensitizing (leading to sunburn when exposed to sun). So do not apply before going out in the sun.
It may irritate skin if used directly or used more than recommended or in high concentration . This is not advisable for people with dry and sensitive skins.
Check for any allergies to it by doing a patch test on small area of skin and look for any reactions.
Stop using it if skin shows any reaction/irritation/redness/swelling/itching.
Please consult your doctor for its usage if your you are pregnant, nursing mother or undergoing any medical treatment

If you have any questions please feel free to ask. I love knowing your thoughts.
Have you tried using natural lavender oil for your skin? Did you benefit from it?

26 comments:

  1. I haven't used lavender oil.
    I didn't know all this information. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Informative post dear
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  3. Great blog! Amazing photo :)
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  4. Thanks for sharing this wonderful information!! Very impressive :)

    Have a nice weekend!!
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  5. I didn't realise ordinary oils and pantry oils could have so many uses. Good to know!

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  6. I am all stressed out and hyped up right now, so I could use some lavender oil to calm down and destress...

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  7. Awesome post dear...very useful and informative...thx for sharing doll...:-)
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  8. Recently I have been getting into essential oils. It's a new thing for me. I have to add this to my shopping list it has so many benefits.
    Beautetude

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  9. I'm really loving this series. It's very informative. I didn't know lavender had anti-dandruff properties. Belle, I gave you a shout out on my blog too.
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  10. Beautiful post, really interesting!
    Thx for sharing..:-)

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  11. very informative post honey!!

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  12. Very nice post) I love lavender!

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  13. I have a bottle of lavender essential oil that I sometimes drip onto my pillow at nighttime! I really do like it, but I know it is cytotoxic and photosensitizing, so I dose it very very carefully on my skin!

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  14. amazing post!!!

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  15. great tips! I had no idea you could use lavender oil for so many things :)

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  16. i have never used lavander oil but just might have to give it a try :)

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  17. Pretty photo and incredible post I just love Lavender oil and always use it in the bath and as a spray formula to spray on my pillows to help relax me and get a good nights sleep just love the stuff!! xx

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  18. beautifully written...I have heard a great deal about it..but never tried it...Will try to use your tip by mixing it with carrier oils..Thanks for sharing Hun!

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  19. Lavender oil is such a mood-lifer!

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  20. I meant to say lifter* Sigh.

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  21. A very useful post :)

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  22. one of my faves. it's in my fave squalene oil

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  23. I have to purchase more so true lavender cslms and relax ypu.
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  24. I havent tried Lavendar oil .. but now I am tempted to give it a shot!! :)

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