Skincare truly is a delicate matter. It seems like virtually anything we do can potentially throw our skin off balance and lead to excess dryness, an oil slick, a breakout or a rash. Everyday matters such as stress, weather or using a new product may drive our skin to freak out in one way or another. This is especially true for people with sensitive skin.
Lavender essential oil is steam distilled from the beautiful purple flowers of the lavender plant. This oil is a shining star among essential oils because it is very gentle, yet very potent. Lavender has soothing, sedative properties and also has the ability to cleanse and remove toxins. If you’re new to essential oils, this is a great one to start experimenting with.
While lavender is one of the most gentle essential oils, it may still irritate especially sensitive skin if applied directly. You can remedy this by mixing a few drops of lavender essential oil into a teaspoon or so of organic virgin coconut oil. With this mixture, you’ll be ready to imbibe your skin with radiance and healing.
The following are seven ways that lavender can benefit your skin. Note: It is possible for some people to be allergic to lavender. Before using this oil all over your skin, do a quick patch test. Apply a drop of the oil (diluted in coconut oil) to your arm and wait for about half an hour. If no reaction develops, you should be good to proceed.