July 23, 2019 4 min read
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.
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:
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!
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!
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!
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 oil is a well-known ingredient for topical and aromatherapy purposes, but what benefits can it offer when used as a hair care ingredient?
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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