Everyone loves lavender!
It’s been widely used for centuries and is probably the best known beauty herb on the skincare market.
Lavender is included in soaps, creams, lotions, scrubs, shampoos, conditioners, perfumes, toners and cleansers. So what makes this herb so perfect for our skin?
Easy to grow in pots, your garden, germinates in 5 - 15 days, loves dry hot weather, does well fully exposed to sun, summer June to September months best temperatures 18 to 30 C - best country for lavender in Europe is south Italy
Lavender is a Perennial - it grows back every summer
How does it look?
There are about 28 most popular use types of Lavender
The Meaning of lavender flowers
it passes a unique message for humans - most popular was a Victorian era
Lavender in the language of flowers meant purity, silence, caution, devotion
A Flower and Color of royalty and bishop
- composition of multiple tiny purple florets on a slender elegant stem
- beautiful aroma for our senses
- makes you relaxed and happy
- beautiful color loved especially by ladies
- wounds burns healing powers
- strengthen immunity
it is important to find the best types for you - for example for cooking making tea preparing desserts OR purely cosmetic use
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Lavender – the anti-ageing herb
Beautiful Skin Miracle!
Lavender is credited with being anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, balancing, energizing, soothing, healing, toning and stimulating There doesn’t seem to be much that lavender cannot do for you
It is one of the only essential oils that aromatherapists recommend you can use neat on your skin to treat minor burns and wounds.
It works well on all skin types and is effective in treating oily skin as well as acne, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
Lavender is thought to stimulate cellular growth and regeneration in the skin by helping your upper layer of skin rejuvenate itself.
Healing Powers for Physical and Mental Health
Introduction to the most perfect herb to grow in your garden or even pots
Lavender’s uses in history
The use of lavender dates back thousands of years. In Roman times the flowers were added to baths. In fact, this is where lavender gets its name – from the Roman word lavare, which means ‘to wash’. Over the centuries lavender was also used as a fragrance, as a smoking mix and even for mummification purposes!
Lavender has a beautiful scent and is thought to be very calming to the nerves. It is often recommended that you put a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow or that you place a sachet of dried lavender under your pillow to help you sleep at night.
A French chemist by the name of René-Maurice Gattefossé spent much of his time researching essential oils and was consequently the first man to coin the term ‘aromatherapy’.
In 1910 he suffered bad burns after an explosion occurred in his laboratory. After trying conventional medical treatments, as a last resort he treated his burns with lavender essential oil. The burns healed quickly and left minimal scarring, demonstrating lavender’s antiseptic and healing properties.
A. LAVENDER FOR YOUR BEAUTY
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- Bath & Shower: bath top soaking heaven, soaps, scrub, body wash - relax with wonderful aromatherapy heal and sooth tired feet muscles joints
- Body: dry skin super moisturizing lotion headaches migraine relief , wounds cuts burns healer
- Anti aging cream serum face wash - anti wrinkle, dark circles diminisher, elastic smooth face skin get rid of any face imperfections: acne, blemishes, discolorations, skin inflammation and more
- Massage and aromatherapy
Water soluble 100% natural from flowers
Lavender essential oil - the best all natural way to:
- treat your dry skin, remove wrinkles
- diminish dark circles under eyes
- prevent and heal Acne
- remove scars
- whiten skin
- heal wounds burns
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Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm.
It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products.
As one of our most popular products, Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home.
Lavender essential oil isn’t just a favorite because of its classic scent—it’s also highly versatile. From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse many areas of your life.
Apart from its many uses, lavender oil imparts several health benefits as well.
It has many natural chemicals responsible for its healing properties; they include linalool, aldehydes, ketones and esters. Each chemical has its own characteristics and contributes to the oil’s makeup, all of which combine to make lavender oil the multi-functioning product that has so many uses and health benefits.
The health benefits of lavender oil include:
Lavender oil is an excellent sleep inducer
- sleep better and awake refreshed
- remained more alert during the day
- when lavender oil was put on pillows or placed in a diffuser in the ward
- for babies, a couple of drops in the bath water or one drop of lavender oil added to geranium oil and massaged into the baby’s back can both soften skin and help baby to sleep
Nervousness and anxiety
The calming effect of inhaling the scent of lavender oil helps to
- refresh a person
- remove nervous exhaustion
- increased mental activity and calm restlessness
- Massaging your temples with lavender oil will help in the treatment of headaches, migraines, depression, emotional stress and nervous tension.
Skin care - Lavender oil has:
- antiseptic and antifungal properties
- treats wide assortment of skin problems including acne, wrinkles, inflammations, psoriasis, abscesses, allergies, fungal infections, athlete’s foot, dermatitis and hives
- adding lavender oil to chamomile helps to treat eczema
- It is also very useful in healing wounds, cuts, burns, sunburn, cold sores, rashes, ringworm, scars, scabies, shingles, stretch marks, stings, insect bites and lice
Dry and Damaged Hair Care with Lavender
- use at least once a week for color damaged sun damaged hair
- moisten all hair with Lavender plus mint, or Lavender plus chamomile essential oil leave it for an hour than completely rinse clean
- it adds minerals and vitamins into your scalp what helps to grow longer healthier and stronger hair
- split ends treatment
- applied to hair before night time helps to relax and fall asleep faster
- Adding a few drops of lavender oil to the bath water along with Epsom salts helps to soothe aching muscles and joints and any aches and pains you may have
- A good long soak also helps dispel tension, leaving you feeling relaxed
- You can use the oil to massage aching limbs and sore muscles, rheumatism, backache, lumbago, sprains and swellings will all benefit from a regular massage
- Lavender oil is also known to help reduce heart palpitations because of its ability to calm you down
- In addition is it reported to help reduce cellulite and high blood pressure.
From throat infections to coughs, flu, cold, asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis and whooping cough, lavender oil in the form of a vapor or lightly massaged into the skin of the neck and back does wonders. You can get inhalers and vaporizers that contain lavender oil as the main ingredient in pharmacies.
- Lavender oil is said to reduce swelling on the urinary bladder and improve the flow of urine, restore hormonal balance and reduce cystitis.
- Menstrual cramps - massaging a few drops of lavender oil onto your lower abdomen will bring much longed for relief from menstrual cramps
- You can also use a hot compress that has been sprinkled with the oil.
- Lavender oil is very useful for digestive problems like colic and gas as it increases mobility of the intestine
- It stimulates the production of gastric juices and bile to aid digestion and helps relieve, stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting.
- human nervous system can benefit much from the use of lavender oil, which includes calming, balanced emotions, panic, shock, trembling, convulsions, epilepsy, vertigo, delusions and depression.
There are other health benefits as well to be gained by using lavender oil
how much value there is in using lavender oil
Its uses and health benefits cannot be ignored
Get a bottle for your medicine cabinet today – you will be glad you did!
It has long been known that lavender as an essential oil is good for your skin, but what is not so commonly known is why that is the case. Aside from the aromatic and relaxing benefits that the scent of lavender provides, it can also infuse a sense of pain relief and relieve tension at times, especially when applied directly to the affected areas of the body.
The number one thing to be sure of when applying lavender products to your skin is that it is truly 100 % Natural from flower and not just an artificially created scent or additive.
- additives can bring with them chemicals and other harmful skin irritants, while true essential oil is always derived from the plant itself
- used olive oil along has been used for countless years to help renew the natural moisture found in skin and hair
- lavender oil works to heal and protect the skin by penetrating the skin layers and working to moisturize on multiple levels.
- it also brings with it the added benefit of soothing irritating skin and calming inflamed areas instantly.
Many other oils to use along lavender or alone
Why Lavender has so many benefits?
The lavender plant houses tiny oil-filled sacks which is where the aroma and the beneficial properties of the lavender are located.
This oil is comprised of a very specific chemical fusion including alcohols, phenols, and esters. Esters react with alcohols and phenols to basically put the “oil” in the essential oils of the lavender. Phenols are linked to the aromatic properties of that oil
Together paired with other valuable compounds found in lavender, allow for an exceptionally aromatic, long-lasting, and therapeutic essential oil.
Gentle enough to be used even on baby skin, lavender oil is an excellent way to rejuvenate dry skin. Likewise, lavender-based scrubs can work to exfoliate and moisturize at the same time – this one-two punch is perfect for people that want to do their moisturizing in the shower and have their skin feel fresh all day long.
Whether applied directly onto the skin as an oil or scrub, infused in perfumes or lotions, or even added into hot or cold packets, lavender is truly a multi-dimensional product that is good for body, soul, and skin.
LAVENDER IN YOUR KITCHEN
Since it is All Natural Herb - eating Lavender does not interfere with medication (the only one medication to avoid is medication for anxiety)
Benefits of eating Lavender:
Lavender contains 215 mg of calcium per 100 g portion
Your diet needs 1,000 mg of mineral every day
Getting older - need at least 1,200 mg of this mineral every day
Calcium in Lavender helps to strengthen bones wording off osteoporosis
Lavender is a part of a low calorie and low fat diet
100 g serving = 49 calories = 1 g of fat
Eating Lavender increases iron intake
100 g of serving = 2 mg of iron you need to consume 8 - 11 g every day
lavender helps to produce hemoglobin in blood
Very helpful in anemia
C. Vitamin A - best for eye health
- prevent cataracts and age-related degenarations
- improves vision
- provides moisture for dry eyes
- prevents eye infections
- improves night vivibility
- also keeps skin healthy
A serving of lavender = 287 IU of Vitamin A (just few sprinkles in your tea, coffee or dessert)
A. Make lavender aroma tea:
Boil water as you normally would to make a pot of tea, put the tea bags, either green or black tea, the choice is yours, into the pot. Just before you pour in the boiling water, place a tablespoon full of the lavender buds in the pot.
Let the lavender steep and the aroma and flavors meld into the tea for at least 5 minutes
Try sipping your tea with straining buds to get the full benefit of their flowery flavor or remove it all before drinking
Delicious Desserts with Lavender plus other ingredients
Aromatherapists take advantage of the calming powers of both chamomile and lavender
Lavender Honey Macarons
Makes 20 macarons
For the macarons
120 grams almond meal/flour
200 grams confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon dried lavender
90 grams egg whites (~3 large egg whites), room temperature
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Pinch of salt
50 grams granulated sugar
For the honey filling
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1-2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon lavender essence (optional)
LAVENDER FLOWERS IN YOUR GARDEN
- Lavender can grow up to 2 feet high - creates a striking backdrop to smaller plants
- Truly beautiful purple lilac or violet color - mixes great with white daisies, roses, lilies for an elegant look
- popular mix with yellow black eyed Susan daisy, and yellow bells
- great with other Herbs: rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano, basil and enchinacea ( daisy-like) All these herbs also like dry hot environment
- makes a Perfect Guardian to vegetables in your garden: cabbage, salad, carrots, cauliflower - repels and kills insects, bugs, and even deer stay away Just plant all around your garden
Lavender strong aroma or lavender essential oil in excess may sometimes cause allergy for some people especially children Use very small amounts of it in the beginning place some oil on your hand to see if you have any reaction such as red spots swelling
Always read directions how much to use in bath, oil, also in desserts, tea
If any health conditions always consult your doctor before using Lavender in any form
LAVENDER FOR BEAUTY
A. Make your own Lavender Clay Mask
a) especially designed for a dry and sensitive skin
to freshen and moisturize it
1. Essential Oils + distilled water + wax
Lavender essential oil plus avocado & argon oil
Polawax or BTMS - 50 conditioning wax
Mix them well together to create a smooth creamy lotion - like substance
2. a) add kaolin clay to make mask soft and gentle
b) add Brazilian clay to have this beautiful color
How much you’ll need:
Four Short 8 oz. Bail Jars
21.4 oz. Distilled Water
1 oz. Argan Oil
1.3 oz. Avocado Oil
1 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax
0.8 oz. BTMS-50 Conditioning Wax
3.5 oz. Kaolin Clay
1 oz. Purple Brazilian Clay
2 mL Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
0.5 oz. Evening Primrose or other favorite aroma Extract
0.2 oz. Optiphen
Add Vitamin E - a thick and viscous oil that is super easy to mix into lotions, liquid oils, and even bath bombs for its skin-loving properties. It is a wonderful anti-oxidant, but it isn’t considered a preservative because it has no antimicrobial properties to it.
Mix them well until smooth and creamy apply to skin thin layer for faster drying effect or add more for better effect -longer drying about 20 min
To be able to keep it longer you need to use preservatives which prevent mold and bacteria growing
What is a preservative?
A preservative is an anti-microbial solution that helps to prevent mold and other yucky things from growing in your products.
Many people like their products and soaps to be all-natural, but sometimes there just isn’t a way to make everything 100% natural. Currently there isn’t a good quality, affordable, all-natural preservative on the market for home crafters
Optiphen – Optiphen is a paraben and formaldehyde-free preservative. It is best to use in your oil-based recipes like shampoos, conditioners, and some lotions. Usage rate: .5-1.5% of the total weight of the recipe and must be used at temperatures lower than 176 degrees.
Germaben – Germaben is a fabulous preservative to us when you are diluting Bramble Berry’s as it keeps any nasties from growing in your colors It is also great preservative to use when you are making lotions, as it helps to keep them nice and creamy. Usage rate: .3-1% of the total weight of the recipe and must be used at temperatures lower than 140 degrees.