Lavender has a sweet, calming fragrance and is the most versatile and widely used of all the essential oils. Its regenerative effect on the skin stimulates the growth of healthy new cells, promotes rapid healing and helps to prevent scarring. The essential oil and the floral water have soothing and balancing properties when used on burns, wounds, bites and inflammatory skin conditions.
What It Is Good For?
Heals Cuts, Scrapes and Bruises:
Lavender essential oil is extremely useful for treating wounds, ulcers and sores of all kinds. Its antiseptic properties prevent infection setting in, while at the same time promoting healing and minimizing scarring. Unlike most essential oils, you can use it neat on the skin. As a first-aid remedy it can be used neat on abrasions, wounds, burns, insect bites and stings.
After cleansing, use Lavender floral water (also known as Hydrosol) as an effective skin toner, or decant it into a spray bottle and use it as a toning facial spritz. It revitalizes and refreshes, and its antiseptic properties make it a good choice for oily or acne prone skin.
Conditions and Soothes Skin:
Lavender floral water has regenerative effects on inflamed or damaged skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. Added to, lotions, massage oils, and bath preparations, it helps to soften and condition skin. Some commercial products can be adulterated with synthetic linalool and linalyl acetate-be sure to check under the ingredients label for the Latin name, Lavendula angustifolia.
Repairs And Protects Skin:
If you have sunburn, a spritz of Lavender floral water can help to cool and repair skin.