5 amazing uses of lavender oil for self-care 5 amazing uses of lavender oil for self-care

5 amazing uses of lavender oil for self-care

Lavender is one of the most widely used fragrances in the manufacture of soaps, cleaning products and personal hygiene. And it's a very pleasant one. This flower with an unmistakable aroma also has essential oils with therapeutic properties.

If you are using essential oils for the first time on your skin, make sure you have tolerance by applying a drop of essence to the crease of your elbow and watching for any skin reaction within 24 hours.

Essential oils are highly concentrated natural substances and therefore very powerful, so it is not advisable to apply them to children under 12 years of age without the guidance of a specialist.

1. 1. For burns

Lavender oil for burns

Not everyone knows that this is one of the first uses of lavender essential oil for therapeutic purposes. The discovery of the antiseptic, regenerative, and soothing properties of this essence was also a coincidence. It seems that René Gattefossé considered the father of aromatherapy, after having accidentally burned himself during an experiment, submerged his hands in lavender oil and proved the relief of pain.

The burn healed quickly and without infection.

In the case of burns and blisters, a few drops of lavender oil can be applied to cotton or sterile gauze, leaving the affected part to act for a few minutes.

2. 2. Muscle massage

Lavender oil for muscle massages

Many massage oils contain lavender essential oil among other ingredients. For this oil has a relaxing effect on the muscles and helps to relieve contractures and muscle tension. At the same time, its perfume contributes to the relief of stress in general. 

3. 3. Encourage sleep

Lavender oil to encourage sleep

Muscle relaxation is key to better rest and applying a few drops of lavender oil on the pillowcase can be a great help to sleep and encourage better rest.

4. 4. Relaxing baths

Lavender oil for relaxing baths

During a relaxing hot bath, we can enjoy the benefits of lavender oil which combats stress and anxiety thanks to its calming action.

We can add a few drops of essential oil in the shower gel or bath salts.

5. 5. Regenerating the skin

Lavender oil for regenerating the skin

The antiseptic and regenerating action of lavender's active ingredients makes it an ideal natural remedy for acne-prone skin. Also, many cosmetic products for the treatment of dermatitis contain lavender essential oil.

To give your skin extra care, you can add a drop of this plant's essential oil to your body moisturizer and give yourself a massage after your shower.

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