Benefits of Lavender for Skin, Hair, and Holistic Health

July 23, 2019 4 min read

Benefits of Lavender for Skin, Hair, and Holistic Health

Lavender essential oil is one of the most widely used and recognized oils for topical skin and hair care treatments. Lavender was an important plant for the ancient Egyptians, throughout Biblical times and even for the British Royal Family. Of course, in 2019, access to this incredible product isn’t restricted to kings and queens!

So what exactly does lavender oil do for our skin, hair, and overall health? Here are some important health benefits which may result from using lavender essential oil. 

Benefits of Lavender for Skin Hair and Holistic Health

Lavender Essential Oil for Anxiety and Pain Relief

Perhaps the most researched and well-documented use for lavender essential oil is for its calming effect. Studies have shown that lavender oil has been effective for:

  • Reducing anxiety
  • Improving sleep patterns (which is thought to be a trickle-down effect of less anxiety)
  • Managing pain from menstruation including stomach discomfort and back pain
  • Managing pain after surgery

The primary methods of using lavender oils for stress and pain management are either topically or through aromatherapy. For at-home use, we recommend trying our lavender bath bomb

Bath bombs are already well-known stress relievers. When combined with the gentle aroma of lavender essential oils, a relaxing bath can be just what the doctor ordered!

Lavender Oil may Prevent Hair Loss

A lesser-known use for lavender oil is in the battle against alopecia areata, more commonly known as hair loss. Scientific studies have shown that using lavender oil as a topical ingredient on hair and scalp promotes a marked increase in hair growth

Some estimates place the effectiveness of lavender oil for hair growth at 44 percent improvement after seven (7) months of treatment. The most effective treatments combine lavender oils with other topical ingredients such as rosemary oil, cedarwood oil, and thyme oil. 

For example, our Grapefruit Rosemary Lavender Shampoo Bar utilizes these key ingredients to strengthen and restore hair, gently clean hair without stripping, and to deliver soft, shiny hair without any added synthetic chemicals!

Benefits of Lavender for Skin Hair and Holistic Health

Fighting Free Radicals with Natural Antioxidants

Free radicals are oxygen molecules which have deteriorated due to stress. When it comes to skin health, free radicals are a major cause of visible aging and have even been linked to certain skin conditions.

The antioxidants found naturally in lavender essential oils may combat free radicals when used topically. This may lead to a reduction of visible wrinkles and an overall anti-aging effect! 

Lavender Oil for Eczema and Dry Skin Relief

Anecdotal evidence has shown that lavender essential oil may be effective at treating common skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin. Lavender has natural antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, which may reduce the symptoms of dry, itchy skin.

Lavender essential oil is a powerful skincare ingredient, but each individual may respond differently to different treatments. If you or a loved one is experiencing discomfort from a potential skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis, seeking the help of a dermatologist is always a great idea.

Lavender Essential Oil for Hair Care 

Lavender oil is a well-known ingredient for topical and aromatherapy purposes, but what benefits can it offer when used as a hair care ingredient?

Benefits of Lavender for Skin Hair and Holistic Health

  • Lavender promotes hair growth. As we discussed earlier, one of lavender’s most potent applications is in promoting healthy hair growth and/or preventing hair loss.
  • The antibacterial and antifungal properties of lavender essential oils can lead to healthy hair. Lavender may prevent dandruff and other scalp issues in some individuals.
  • It smells great! Let’s not forget that the beauty of essential oils lies in the experience. The calming scent of lavender oil makes it a great choice for hair care as that pleasant aroma will stay with you all day.
  • It is great for scalp health. All of the skin benefits we have discussed so far certainly hold true for your scalp. As the scalp can easily become sensitive, gentle products such as artisan shampoo bars which utilize natural ingredients like lavender oil are ideal.

The Yellow Bird Lavender Oil Skincare and Beauty Products

Benefits of Lavender for Skin Hair and Holistic Health

At The Yellow Bird, we believe that the ingredients make the product. That is why we use only simple and natural ingredients that are free of synthetic chemicals, parabens, and sulfates. We are a family company who strives to provide skin, hair, and beauty products which we would feel great giving our own loved ones.

Essential lavender oil is an ingredient that has a litany of health benefits. We believe that lavender fits in with our ideal of providing solutions that not only attack individual issues but also provide for holistic health. When you shop at The Yellow Bird, you can rest assured that you are getting only natural, GMO-free products!

For even more information on lavender, please view our sister article: top five reasons why lavender is beneficial to your skin!

The Yellow Bird skin and beauty products which use lavender essential oils include:

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