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The Many Uses of Lavender

1. Lavender Works In The Treatment of Acne:

Lavender oil is one of those few natural ingredients that help in getting rid of acne troubles. The oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can fight the bacteria that cause acne and inflammation. Simply dab some lavender oil on your acne blemishes using a cotton swab.

2. Lavender Heals Insect Bites:

Simply add a few drops of lavender oil on the insect bite or gnaw, and see the itching and swelling decrease.

3. Lavender As An Insect Repellent:

Lavender oil can act as a good insect repellent. Keeps mosquitoes and other pests away.

4. Lavender Helps In The Treatment Of Eczema:

Lavender oil can relieve itching and reduce the symptoms of eczema. It works decongesting the irritated areas on the skin by adding moisture, thereby accelerating the healing process.

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5. Lavender Can Detoxify The Skin:

Our skin is subjected to a variety of environmental toxins and pollutants over time. Lavender can help – it contains powerful antioxidants that fight against the harmful effects of pollutants on our skin.

6. Lavender for Healing Burns:

The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of lavender oil again play a role here. The oil is beneficial in healing the burns, and also helps treat the scars caused by them (or scars caused by injuries). In addition, lavender oil also acts as a pain reliever. Just add a few drops of lavender oil to the burnt area after keeping it under running water for about 10 minutes. Doing so can accelerate the healing process. However, consult a doctor immediately in the case of serious burns.

7. Lavender For Treating Tired Muscles:

Muscles can feel fatigued after a long day at work. Lavender oil is excellent for treating tired muscles, especially that of the feet and head. Ideally, you can prepare a lavender bath by adding 4 to 6 drops of the oil to a large bowl of warm water. Soak your hands or feet in this bath for about ten minutes, and feel refreshed and relaxed. You can also rub a small amount of lavender oil on your feet before going to bed – this, apart from soothing tired feet, can soften and hydrate any rough spots or patches on your feet.

8. Lavender As A Toner:

Lavender tones and firm your skin, thus boosting your skins’ circulation. Proper skin circulation increases the supply of oxygen and nutrition to your skin cells. This helps in keeping skin cells healthy and boosting their renewal process. You can make a toner at home with lavender and water. Boil 100 ml of water in a bowl and then put in the lavender buds, so that they are completely submerged. Cover the bowl, leaving the brew to steep for a few hours. Drain the mixture into a clean glass bottle and refrigerate it. Spray some of this lavender water on a cotton pad and gently wipe your face with it (after washing your face in the morning). This will refresh your skin much like a toner.

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Essential oils are becoming increasingly popular due to their added benefits to your skin and hair. Lavender oil is one of these oils that can promote hair growth and treat various hair problems like hair loss, dandruff, etc. It can be diluted with a carrier oil to promote healthy hair and scalp. Various Lavender Hair Benefits:

9. Lavender Controls Hair Loss:

Lavender oil is extremely effective in treating hair loss. This is because it cures insomnia, stress, anxiety and depression, which are the common causes of hair loss. Regular massage with this oil helps in controlling hair loss and improving hair growth by increasing blood circulation.

10. Lavender Treats Dandruff:

The lavender essential oil can help you get rid of dry itchy scalp and dandruff. You can mix 15 drops of lavender essential oil with 2 tablespoons of olive or almond oil and heat the mixture for about 10 seconds. Massage your scalp with this warm oil mixture and put on a shower cap. Wash off with a mild shampoo after an hour. You can also mix five drops of rosemary and lavender oils with three tablespoons of some unscented oil. Massage the oil into your scalp and leave it undisturbed for 10 minutes. After that, wash your hair with shampoo – this is another effective way of treating dandruff.

11. Lavender Helps In The Treatment Of Head Lice:

Being a powerful antiseptic, lavender oil can relieve your scalp of lice, lice eggs, or nits. Massaging your scalp with this oil can kill both the lice and nits. To get rid of head lice, massage your scalp with lavender oil for 20 minutes before shampooing.

12. Lavender As A Good Conditioner:

Lavender can be used as a conditioner as well. You can prepare a hair rinse by boiling ¼ cup of dried lavender in 2 cups of water and adding a few drops of lavender oil. Rinse your hair with it and leave for 15 minutes. This will make your hair shiny and fragrant, treating dandruff as well.

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