6 Things You Didn't Know About Lavender

Most people can identify the presence of lavender in cosmetics from its distinct scent, but few people actually grasp the powerful role lavender oil plays as a skin care ingredient. Check out the lesser known properties of this dynamic essential oil:

Acne Treatment

Lavender oil naturally kills bacteria, and this can prevent and heal acne breakouts. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, this oil actually unclogs pores and can reduce inflammation caused by acne. 

Eczema and Dry Skin Healing

Eczema can show up anywhere on your body. With eczema, your skin gets dry, itchy, scaly, and generally uncomfortable. Since lavender has natural antifungal properties and reduces inflammation, it can help keep eczema at bay. Because of these properties, lavender oil can also be used to treat psoriasis. The lavender oil helps cleanse your skin and lessen redness and irritation.

Anti-Aging

Free radicals from environmental factors such as the sun, poor air quality, and a variety of other factors can partly be responsible for fine lines and wrinkles. Lavender oil is full of antioxidants, which works against free radicals to help protect your skin from damage.

Inflammation Reduction

Painful inflammation can be treated with lavender oil. The oil’s pain-relieving and numbing effects help soothe the inflammation, while the beta-caryophyllene in the oil also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory to soothe things like burns, bug bites, or other inflammatory conditions. 

Wound Healing

If you have a burn, cut, scrape, or another wound, lavender oil may help speed up the wound-healing process. In a 2016 study Trusted Source, researchers found that lavender oil promotes the healing of skin tissue on both open and previously healed wounds. 

Insect Repellent

Lavender oil does double duty for those pesky insects that are reliably the unwanted guests in the summertime. This oil acts as both an insect repellent, as well as offering relief after a bite occurs. Insect bites can cause redness, itching, and pain, and they can sometimes become infected. Lavender oil helps relieve insect bites by warding off bacteria and reducing inflammation. It also naturally helps relieve pain and itching that comes along with bug bites.

 

Lavender essential oil seems to have unlimited uses when it comes to skin care so you can see why we use it in so many of our products!

 

You can find lavender essential oil in the following Wild Prairie products: