Do you dream of lustrous hair and silky skin that makes you look younger than your sibling? Then treat yourself to these DIY lavender beauty recipes, and your secret wish might come true. Both lavender and lavender oil nourish your mind and body. For instance, like rose oil, lavender oil curbs stress, boosts well-being, and nourishes your hair and skin. So, whip up these DIY lavender beauty recipes, and enjoy the mind-body makeover.
Learn more about lavender’s health and beauty benefits below or skip to the DIY lavender beauty recipes.
Lavender Oil: Mind and Beauty Benefits
Lavender oil comes from the Lavandula angustifolia plant and has been used for centuries in healing and aromatherapy. Today, this oil remains a popular mind and beauty aid.
You can use lavender oil in many ways: apply it to your skin, sip lavender tea, or inhale it.
According to herbalist Andrew Chevallier, lavender’s antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties make it a useful first-aid remedy. You can even apply the oil to your skin to soothe burns and wounds, he says.
Many people also use lavender oil to relieve insomnia and improve their sleep. According to the Herb Society of America, lavender’s powers even extend to pain relief. But no matter how you use this oil, you’re sure to enjoy its calming effects.
Lavender: Mental Health Benefits
Lavender oil not only smells soothing, but it may also reduce stress and insomnia, says Healthline.
However, other research suggests lavender has mild to moderate benefits for people with depression.
NIH researchers found that patients with major depressive disorder who drank lavender tea while taking antidepressants felt less depressed than non-tea drinkers one month later.
Still, other research shows that lavender oil has beauty benefits, improving hair and skin health.
Lavender Beauty Benefits
But while lavender is best known for its calming effects, it also soothes your skin.
According to Healthline, lavender oil kills bacteria, smooths wrinkles, unclogs pores, and lightens skin and dark circles.
Safety: Aestheticians warn that lavender oil can irritate sensitive skin, so ask your doctor before using it. And for your DIY lavender beauty recipes, always dilute lavender oil with a carrier oil to prevent irritation.
But lavender’s beauty benefits don’t stop there. Lavender and lavender oil also benefit your hair, reducing breakage and hair loss, says Healthline.
Better yet, according to Byrdie Magazine, lavender oil boosts hair growth, making it a favorite of people battling hair loss. However, lavender benefits all hair types.
DIY Lavender Beauty Recipes for Hair and Skin
So now that you know about lavender’s mind and beauty benefits, see these DIY lavender beauty recipes for your hair and skin below. Feel free to try one or all these homemade beauty recipes.
DIY Lavender Beauty Recipe #1: Hydrating Lavender Steam Facial (For Dry Skin)
First, treat yourself to a hydrating lavender facial to smooth fine lines and revive your skin. For this DIY lavender face mask, you’ll need these items:
- 2 drops lavender oil
- 3 drops argan oil
- 1 drop rosehip oil
- a hydrating sheet mask (optional)
- 1 cup of water
- a washcloth
To begin, mix the ingredients in a dish. Then, steam your skin to open pores, massage the oils into your skin, wait one minute, and apply a hydrating sheet mask.
Another beauty tip: Pair this DIY lavender mask with one of these DIY grapeseed oil beauty recipes to double the beauty benefits.
Note: Check with your doctor if you have a medical condition or respiratory troubles. You can always skip the steam and use a warm washcloth instead.
DIY Lavender Beauty Recipe #2: Honey and Lavender Face Mask (For Dry, Mature, and Acne-Prone Skin)
Another option? Treat yourself to this honey and lavender oil mask to fight acne and aging at once. All you need is Manuka (or raw) honey and lavender oil.
Manuka honey softens skin and blasts bacteria, making it a potent anti-aging and anti-acne weapon.
You can even pair this DIY lavender beauty recipe with a DIY Manuka honey face mask to boost your glow.
See the recipe for details.
Then, after rinsing your face mask, whip up a homemade lavender hair tonic.
DIY Lavender Beauty Recipe #3: Luscious Lavender Hair Tonic
Next, try this DIY lavender beauty recipe, a lavender hair tonic to soften and revive your strands. Use this beauty recipe no more than once per week if you have fine hair, and watch for irritation if you have a sensitive scalp. But check with your doctor when in doubt.
Here is what you need for this DIY lavender hair tonic:
- lavender oil
- peppermint oil
- coconut oil
- argan oil
- a mixing bowl
Lavender oil strengthens hair and improves scalp health, while coconut oil softens strands and boosts shine. Meanwhile, peppermint oil stimulates hair growth, and argan oil softens, repairs, and restores radiance.
Please note: The quantities listed below are the maximum amounts, but you might want to use less essential oil if you have a sensitive scalp or it’s your first time using these oils. It’s best to ease into it and use caution.
So, combine the oils below, apply them to your hair, and let them absorb for at least 30 minutes. Then, rinse well in the morning, and shampoo twice.
After rinsing, style your hair as usual. Then, use this DIY lavender hair tonic once per week, and you’ll see healthier hair with regular use.
Another beauty tip? Switch between these DIY lavender beauty recipes and one of these homemade shine-boosting hair masks.
So, treat yourself to these DIY lavender beauty recipes for a mind-body makeover. Lavender oil soothes the mind, body, hair, and skin. So, dab the oil on your skin, sip lavender tea, or inhale lavender oil to fight acne, aging, and stress.
Use the DIY lavender hair recipe once per week and the DIY lavender face masks twice per week for best results. Then, you’ll have dazzling hair and skin in no time.
So, enjoy your new hair and skin, and check back for more beauty recipes and skincare tips.
Note: The ideas here are not medical advice. Always consult your doctor before using new products or starting a new skincare routine. This post was first published at Beauty and Travel Reviews. / Featured image credit: Daiga Ellaby / Unsplash
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