Lavender flower extract has been in use for therapeutic purposes for the last several years. It has all essential medicinal properties to improve skin health. Lavender flower extract contains antifungal, antiseptic, and antibacterial compounds to cure various skin-related ailments.
It is one of the ancient most herbs, which found its mention even in the Ayurvedic literature as Lavandula angustifolia — Alandi Ayurveda. Apart from its heart-melting fragrance and skin benefits, Lavender extract can be also be consumed as a tea to get rid of irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, migraine, and indigestion.
We have come out with a brief guide on how Lavender flower extract can improve your skin health. Here are the top 6 ways how lavender can improve your skin health.
Itchiness, Rashes, and Eczema
Lavender flower extract is extremely useful in curing problems like itchiness, rashes, red skin, and eczema. Over the last several years, our ancient hermits, saints, and Ayurvedic medical practitioners (BAMS Degree Holders) have been using Lavender-based natural medicines for skin benefits.
If you are suffering from eczema or itchiness, just apply lavender flower extract either in oil or powder form and get immediate relief. However, you have to use it for at least a couple of weeks without fail to start seeing the visible changes on your skin. In the case of acute eczema or skin itchiness, you may need to even use it in combination with other medicines and herbs for a longer duration.
Age-Related Skin Problems
Lavender flower extracts also help in curing age-related skin problems that aged people face. It has antiseptic properties, which not only take care of skin cuts and bruises but also add necessary luminosity to the skin.
Lavender cures natural skin-related woes, including wrinkles, psoriasis, acne, and loosening skin. If aged people massage their skins daily with lavender oil, it can cure their wrinkles while restoring lost sheen to their skins.
Cure and Heal Insect Bites
Lavender flower extracts come with the inherent goodness of antiseptic and anti-allergic substances. In the case of insect bites, you can apply 3-4 drops of lavender oil into the affected portion. It works effectively by reducing the harmful effect of insect bites and also cures the same from deep inside the skin.
Moreover, using lavender all over your body before sleep also tends to repel insects. Its refreshing fragrance is strong enough to help you stay out of reach of mosquitoes, flies, and other insects.
Apart from various skin benefits, Lavender flower extracts also come with their innate soothing and calming effects. When people feel tensed or anxious, applying a few drops of lavender oil near temples can help a lot.
Lavender oil is recommended for use on sensitive skins near temples. It goes deeper into the nerves and calms them with its mystic fragrance and soothing effects. You can substitute your painkillers with a few drops of lavender oil to get instant relief from tension, anxiety, depression, and stress.
Acne and Pimples
Acne and pimples are common in teens, adolescents, and young adults. Though many people opt for chemical-based creams and ointments to get rid of the same, lavender oil can permanently cure such problems. Another advantage of using lavender extract is its anti-inflammatory properties that painlessly remove bacteria from pimples and let those heal naturally.
To get quick relief from acne or pimples, dilute two tablespoons of lavender oil in a cup of fresh water or rosewater. Gently apply it over your acne or pimples for at least a week as Ayurvedic medicine. After two weeks, you will start seeing results.
Skin Burns and Blemishes
Lavender’s cooling compounds also come in handy to soothe burnt skin. In case of minor skin burns or fire injuries wash the affected area with clean and cool water and follow it up by applying two drops of natural lavender oil.
It will heal the wound and also gradually, restore the skin’s natural pigment.
How to Prepare Oil from Lavender Flower Extract
Step1: Take four-five freshly-plucked lavender flowers or its dried herbs.
Step2: Fill a glass jar full of vegetable glycerine.
Step3: Now, chop all flowers into tiny parts.
Step4: Add the chopped flowers straight into the glycerine-filled jar.
Step5: Stir well until the chopped flowers start releasing their own natural fluid. Leave it as it is for the next six hours.
Step6: Your home-made lavender oil is now ready for use as a skin oil or medicine.
Alternatively, you can directly buy a bottle of lavender oil from Kama Ayurveda’s online store using this link.
Lavender flower extracts have always been a wonder medicine for humans. Not just in Ayurveda, the use of Lavender was prevalent even during the ancient Greek and Roman era too. Romans used Lavender as a mosquito repellent while Greeks were fond of its sweet aroma. They used it as perfume.
If you are looking for a natural remedy to getting rid of various skin problems then lavender flower extracts, preferably as oil, is your best option. You can use it regularly to improve your blood circulation and overall immune system, too. This summer, make lavender oil as part of your daily routine.
We hope this article has helped you understand the skin benefits of lavender flower extract. You can start using it from today onwards without any worries. Should you have any beauty or style-related queries, please don’t forget to share the same with us. We would be happy to assist you.