Why You Need to Start Using Lavender Oil Today: Plants & Skin Care Series

It’s no wonder people have started introducing lavender as a key ingredient in skin care products, hair products, and supplements over the years. This plant can do amazing things! An article on MedicalNewsToday explains that lavender is largely grown for its production of essential oil, and that oil has cosmetic as well as medicinal uses. Today, we see lavender everywhere. I myself have at least five different products in my home containing lavender oil. We love a multi-purpose plant! I personally love lavender for that reason. One of my favorite ways to unwind is by dropping lavender oil into my diffuser and inhaling the benefits. How cool is it that this plant offers aid in your mind, body and spirit? Let’s talk about the ways it can help you, too.

With lavender oil readily available in stores, you should buy a bottle--now. This miraculous oil, best known for its calming, lovely scent, has so much more to offer past aromatherapy! From cuts and scrapes to oily skin, lavender oil has its use. In the back of Reader’s Digest “1,801 Home Remedies” you can find a laundry list of uses for lavender under the letter L. This beautiful purple plant is not messing around. Lavender oil can be used to aid in: anxiety, athlete’s foot, bug stings, headaches and insomnia (just to name a few). The MedicalNewsToday article highlights lavender’s ability to tackle a myriad of issues, in and outside of the body.

Properties within the lavender plant that can help our skin are numerous. According to an article on healthline, “It has the ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles…” This wonder plant is a one-stop-shop for all of your skin ailments! Lavender has properties that can kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. It is also antifungal, full of antioxidants, and a natural pain reliever.