Lavender is an essential oil endowed with a number of properties such as anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, analgesic, antiviral and cleansing that make it one of the most sought after healing balms for a number of skin problems such as eczema, sunburn, acne, wrinkles, etc. Here is a compilation of lavender skin care recipes that you can use to treat various skin problems.
# 1. Acne: To keep your skin free of minor acne and other blemishes, add lavender oil to the night oil you use daily. You can even try the beauty recipe of mixing 2 tablespoons of tea tree oil with 4 drops of lavender essential oil and apply to the affected areas of your face and leave the pack on your face overnight. Wash it off the next morning and by using this face pack for a couple of weeks you will notice the difference.
# two. Bee sting: Lavender essential oil reduces painful inflammation and itchiness caused by a bee sting. You can apply a diluted portion of the oil on the wound directly. If you are not comfortable doing it, you can mix the oil with coconut oil for a calming effect on your skin.
# 3. Eczema: It is a skin problem characterized by inflamed, dry, itchy, and patchy skin caused by the accumulation of fungi or bacteria. To treat this problem, make a formulation with shea butter, vitamin E lotion, and 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil.
# 4. Tan: Get rid of flaky, blotchy and dry skin caused by sunburn by applying a beauty formula of 5 teaspoons of aloe vera gel with 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Continue with this beauty treatment until your skin improves.
# 5. Wound on the skin: Lavender essential oil works wonders on cuts and wounds. Not only does it effectively clean wounds, it even reduces pain, inflammation, and bleeding. You can use the oil in diluted form as a disinfectant and to promote healing without scarring. Instead of using it in a concentrated form, use it with an unrefined oil.
# 6. Facial mist: Prepare a face mist by adding lavender oil to pure distilled water. You can even use a lavender hydrosol. The recommended ratio is to add 20 drops of the essential oil to approximately 2 ounce distilled water. Store the prepared mist in the spray-tinted bottle.
# 7. Skin rash: Due to the anti-inflammatory property of lavender oil, it can be ideally used to treat itchy skin. Make a soothing lotion by adding a few drops of oil to a carrier oil such as almond oil, jojoba oil, or olive oil two to three times a day for best results.
# 8. Toner: Lavender oil helps stimulate blood circulation and promotes cell regeneration and tissue repair. You can prepare a homemade tonic with water and lavender by boiling about 100 ml of water with lavender buds. After preparing the mixture for a while, drain and refrigerate. Apply this mixture on your skin as a toner with the help of a cotton ball.
# 9. Bug repellent: Keep bugs at bay with a homemade lavender bug spray. Prepare the spray by adding 30 to 40 drops of the essential oil to 1.5 ounces of pure distilled water.
# 10. Cuts: Apply a mixture of lavender essential oil and coconut oil in a 1: 5 ratio to soothe the cut and promote healing.
Therefore, the importance of natural essential oil like lavender oil cannot be undermined. It helps treat a variety of skin problems and keeps it supple and radiant.