How To Get Dazzling Hair and Skin: 3 DIY Lavender Oil Beauty Recipes

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Do you dream of lustrous hair, less stress, and silky skin that gets you mistaken for your younger sibling? If so, grab some lavender oil, and treat yourself to these DIY beauty recipes.

Like rose oil, lavender oil quiets the mind and nourishes your hair and skin to make you look young and dazzling.

So, bring the spa home to you with a lavender hair treatment and facial. You’ll look so radiant everyone will think you went on vacation.

Learn more about lavender’s healing powers below, or skip to the DIY beauty recipes.

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Lavender Oil: Mind-Body Healing

For centuries, lavender oil has been used in healing and aromatherapy to treat a host of ailments. Today, this oil remains a popular mind and beauty remedy.

Lavender oil comes from the Lavandula angustifolia plant, and you can use it in many ways: apply it to your skin, sip lavender tea, or inhale it during aromatherapy.

According to herbalist Andrew Chevallier, lavender’s antiseptic and antibacterial properties make it an “invaluable first aid remedy.”

Apply the oil to your skin to calm inflammation and soothe burns and wounds, he says.

However, according to the Herb Society of America, lavender’s healing powers also extend to pain relief, and the oil even helps heal headaches.

But no matter how you use this oil, you’re sure to enjoy its mind-body benefits.

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Mental Health Uses

Lavender oil not only smells delightful, but it may also improve your mental health. For instance, lavender helps fight stress and may relieve insomnia and anxiety, says Healthline. According to health writer Cathy Wong, lavender even reduces dental anxiety.

However, other research suggests lavender has mild to moderate benefits for people with depression.

Researchers Nikfarjam and colleagues found that patients with major depressive disorder who drank lavender tea while taking antidepressants reported less depression one month later than non-tea-drinking patients.

Still, other research shows that lavender improves hair and skin health.

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Acne and Aging

Although best known for its calming effects, lavender oil also transforms your skin.

According to Healthline, lavender oil kills acne-causing bacteria, smooths wrinkles, unclogs pores, and lightens skin and under-eye circles.

However, aestheticians warn that this essential oil can irritate sensitive skin, so ask your doctor before using it.

DIY Recipe #1: Hydrating Lavender Steam Facial

After speaking to your doctor, treat yourself to a hydrating lavender facial.

First, steam your skin to open pores. Then, apply lavender, argan, and rosehip oils, followed by a hydrating sheet mask. See the recipe for details.

Note: Check with your doctor if you have a medical condition that affects your breathing. You can always skip the steam and apply a warm washcloth instead.

DIY recipe: hydrating lavender oil steam facial

DIY Recipe #2: Lavender and Manuka Honey Face Mask

Another option? Mix lavender oil with Manuka honey to fight acne and aging. Manuka softens skin and destroys bacteria to heal breakouts. Visit e.L.e Magazine to learn more about Manuka’s health and healing benefits.

See the recipe below for instructions.

Lavender oil and manuka honey face mask for aging and acne

Lavender Oil for Hair

So now that you’ve enjoyed your facial, it’s time to treat your tresses. Lavender oil repairs hair and reduces breakage and hair loss, says Healthline.

According to Byrdie Magazine, lavender oil also stimulates hair growth, making it a favorite of people battling hair loss.

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Still, people with all hair types can benefit from lavender, so try this DIY tonic to revive your hair.

However, use this treatment no more than once per week if you have fine hair, and watch for irritation if you have a sensitive scalp or skin. Check with your doctor, though, when in doubt.

DIY Recipe #3: Luscious Lavender Hair Tonic

Now, whip up this luscious lavender hair tonic, and bring the salon home to you. Lavender oil strengthens hair, while coconut oil softens it and boosts shine.

Let the treatment absorb for 30 minutes or overnight, and remember to rinse it well. You’ll see continued improvement with weekly use.

DIY lavender oil hair tonic for strong, shiny hair

Final Thoughts

So there you have it: lavender oil transforms the mind, body, hair, and skin. Lavender oil strengthens hair, fights acne and aging, and helps you feel calm and fabulous.

Use the hair treatment once per week and the skin treatments 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 DIY beauty recipes.

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