Lavender oil may sound cliche to use in skincare products, but it turns that Lavender oil in the natural vegan skincare world is having a bit of a moment. We have rediscovered why Lavender oil is really a super powerhouse ingredient to use in primers, lotions serums and moisturizers. Lavender oil has many amazing benefits for your body, mind and soul you probably haven't heard about.
1) The simple scent of Lavender can relieve nausea. Great news if you're pregnant and suffering from morning sickness!!!
2) Lavender oil is great for relieving headaches, if you apply one small dab onto each the side of each temple, wait 15 minutes and let the magic happen.
3) Lavender oil can assist in aiding insomnia. If you're experiencing some sleep troubles, simply mist your pillow and lay back and relax.
4) Lavender oil is a natural skin rejuvenation agent, if you have a small cut or wound, diluting one drop of lavender oil into a 2 oz misting bottle, can be used to place on your wound to assist in healing.
5) If you suffer from painful monthly cramping during that time of the month, Lavender oil can help relieve the pain, simple rub 1 - 2 drops on your abdomen area and apply a small heat pack.
6) Lavender oil is fantastic as a natural lip balm. Mix one drop of lavender oil into 1 oz of organic sweet almond oil and apply to your lips ;-)
7) Lavender oil is nature's best natural ingredient for treating and preventing acne. It is packed with antibacterial properties. Place 2 drops of lavender into some fresh witch hazel and use a cotton bud to gently dab and cleanse over your face.
We use Lavender oil as a star ingredient to make our Lavender Face Primer.
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This Lavender primer makes your skin glow! It’s ideal for evening out skin tones & brighten dull or yellow undertones.
We use organic Californian lavender to naturally color our primer! We grow and cut our our lavender, dry it out and hand crush into a fine delicate powder. Lavender is a pure antibacterial agent which helps fight acne and keeps your skin fresh and clean keeping blemishes away!
Lavender primers are perfect for removing skin discoloration and evening out skin tones for light & medium skin, oh and they add brightness!
The origin of Lavender is believed to be from the Mediterranean, Middle East and India. It's history goes back 2500 years.
The word 'Lavender' comes from the Latin word ‘lavare’ which translates ‘to wash”. The Romans used Lavender to scent their baths, beds, clothes and hair. They also discovered its magical healing and medicinal properties that could be derived from using Lavender oil.
Lavender is a flowering plant of the mint family known for its beauty, its sweet floral fragrance and its multiple medicinal uses for your healing your body and soothing your soul.
The Greek physician to the Roman army, Dioscorides, wrote that lavender taken internally would relieve indigestion, sore throats, headaches, and externally cleaned wounds. The ancient Greeks called Lavender nardus, after the Syrian city of Naarda and was commonly called Nard. Beyond scenting bed linen and clothing, lavender was hung above doors in Ancient Greece to protect against evil spirits. We know now it’s a strong antimicrobial that may help prevent certain diseases, but back then the idea was that lavender protected against evil spirits lurking.
The Romans named the plant after its use in their bathing rituals (“lava” is to wash), realizing lavender isn’t only relaxing, but also antiseptic.
Sixteenth-century English herbalist John Parkinson wrote that lavender was “especially good use for all griefes and paines of the head and brain,” and Charles VI of France insisted his pillow always contain lavender so he could get a good night’s sleep. People still use lavender in pillows today.
In Asian traditional medicine, lavender has long been used for its “cooling” effect and for helping the “Shen,” or mind, by cooling the heart, helping people relax and find relief from troubles in the mind that give rise to tension in the body.
More recently, lavender became famous for its skin healing when René-Maurice Gattefossé, the 1930s French chemist, burned his hand in his laboratory. He applied lavender oil to treat the burn and was so impressed by the quick healing process that he published a book, “Aromathérapie: Les Huiles Essentielles, Hormones Végétales,” and coined the word aromatherapy (the therapy of aromatic plants). Lavender was used by doctors during WWII to heal wounds.
At the same time, a French biochemist, Marguerite Maury, developed a unique method of applying these oils to the skin with massage — hence the practice of aromatherapy massage — now used all over the world.
Sixteenth-century glovemakers who perfumed their ware with the herb were said to not catch cholera. Seventh-century thieves who washed in lavender after robbing graves didn’t get the plague. In the 19th century, gypsy travelers sold bunches of lavender on the streets of London to bring people good luck and protect against ill fortune.
In Spain and Portugal, lavender was traditionally strewn on the floor of churches or thrown into bonfires to avert evil spirits on St. John’s Day. In Tuscany, pinning a sprig of lavender to your shirt was a traditional way to ward against the evil eye. Queen Elizabeth I of England had fresh lavender in vases at her table every day.