Beauty Benefits of Using Lavender

By Leland | October 16, 2015

Lavender has been an herb used for years–often used as a medicine and even used on hair, skin, and a variety of other applications. Lavender has a lot of health benefits, but also plenty of beauty benefits, as well. Most people often overlook the natural treatment of lavender. There are some pretty surprisingly effects it can have.

Acne Treatment

So many people with acne turn to products that can clog pores and make matters worse. A natural plant oil, such as that from lavender, does not clog pores. It contains antiseptic and antibacterial properties, which can act as a natural solution for the skin. A simple trick to create your own facial toner is to combine a few drops of lavender oil to some witch hazel. Witch hazel is a genus of flowering plants, however, you can purchase all-natural witch hazel products from any drug or make up store. To apply, simple dab onto a cotton ball and apply.

Scalp Cleanse

We’ve all heard of Head and Shoulders products that can help reduce the itchy effects of dandruff. We often find that these dandruff shampoos don’t always work, but fear no more, because lavender mixed in with a hair rinse can have postive effects on the scalp. Combing dried lavender with boiled water and a bit of apple cider vinegar, this can make for a nourishing extra rinse. The solution disolves any dry, itchy problems your scalp may be having.

Pretty, Relaxing Scent

As you might have guessed by now, lavender has a beautiful scent. The purple flower unleashes an aroma that is sweet and subtle. A few drops of lavender oil in a homemade lotion or perfume will do the trick. The sweet scent of lavender will not only make you smell good, but the scent has also been used for a variety of relaxation and spa treatments. Some people use the scent as a relaxation tool, or a way to fall asleep more easily.

This post was provided by George Washington Inn, a luxury Port Angeles Inn near Olympic National Park and home to the Washington Lavender Farm.

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