If you’ve been looking for the essential oil that can do it all, then you’ve come to the right place! Our 100% Pure Radha Lavender Oil has a proven track record of providing relief from various conditions and ailments, and contains benefits that can improve your overall quality of life.
Interestingly, lavender has been used for centuries, dating back to the Egyptians, who used it for cosmetic and embalming purposes, and ancient Romans, who used it for healing purposes, as insect repellent, and for bathing, cooking and washing. I think we can learn a thing or two from them!
The best thing about lavender oil? It’s natural, meaning you don’t have to fear all of the possible negative side effects of chemicals and medications. From hair to skin to overall wellness, I’ve put together 20 benefits of lavender oil that you can begin using today!
Lavender Oil Benefits For Skin
All those summer hours in the sun are a lot of fun, but a sunburn can be a painful result. Aloe Vera is often the go to for painful sunburn, but you may want to try lavender next time! Run some cool water over the affected area and then gently rub in a few drops of lavender oil. It will soothe the skin and reduce discomfort.
You can also dilute the lavender in some aloe gel or coconut oil before applying. Is there anything more summery than the scent of coconut?
Having acne is a painful and embarrassing experience. Because lavender has an antibacterial component, it can help reduce and clear up acne outbreaks naturally, without using harsh and often dangerous chemicals, which is what we’re all about here at Radha Beauty! That’s why, in addition to lavender oil, we offer our safe Clear Skin Anti-Acne Treatment.
Acne is caused when sebum is not secreted from the glands, and builds up under the surface. This build-up then feeds bacteria, which leads to those painful sores that often scar.
A bit of lavender oil can be applied directly to a pimple, but you’d only want to try this if you don’t have sensitive skin. By adding a little lavender oil to your regular moisturizer or cream, you can penetrate the pores, and let the oil’s natural antibacterial properties inhibit infection and reduce redness and potential scarring.
Aside from its antibacterial uses, lavender also possesses antifungal and antiseptic properties. This makes it a great option for treating eczema, which causes dryness, redness, and itching on the skin, and afflicts a large portion of the population, including babies and children.
In order to apply to eczema, you can mix lavender oil with some chamomile or some coconut oil and then gently rub it into the affected area. It can also be applied directly, but it would be wise, especially with children, to test a little on a healthy area of skin first to make sure there is no sensitivity to it.
There are a lot of factors that contribute to skin losing its lustre and appearing aged and rough. These include the toxins and pollutants found in our environment, which are unavoidable.
You can refresh, rejuvenate, and detox your skin by using lavender oil to counteract some of these effects. Create your own bath detox by combining lavender oil with epsom salt and running under your bath water. The antioxidants in the lavender can make your skin feel like new again.
5. Insect Repellent
A fun day outside can be completely ruined by mosquito bites. Especially during the summer, these little insects are hard to avoid, and can leave your skin itchy and irritated for days.
Rather than reach for that store bought repellent that is full of harsh chemicals, try making your own insect repellent with lavender oil, which wards them off without irritating your skin.
There are many ways you can use lavender oil for this purpose, including combining it with apple cider vinegar to create a spray, mixing it with carrier oil and rubbing it into the skin, and rubbing some directly onto bug bites to relieve irritation.
Chapped, dry skin is something that plagues almost everyone from time to time. This can just be the daily issue of chapped lips, or the dry skin brought on by cool, dry weather. In areas where the air is always dry, it can be a constant struggle.
Lavender oil can soothe chapped skin and relieve itchiness or discomfort. Simply add it to your moisturizer - I recommend our Miracle Retinol Moisturizer! - or lip balm before applying to increase their effectiveness.
Lavender Oil Benefits For Hair
7. Reversing Hair Loss
I know none of us want to admit it, but hair loss is a real struggle for some women. You might not have heard of Alopecia, but it’s an autoimmune condition in which the body rejects growth from hair follicles. It might surprise you to learn that lavender has proven useful to many people as an effective treatment for hair loss. Lavender can inhibit hair loss, and even eventually cause hair growth.
To treat hair loss, massage lavender into the scalp (either on its own or mixed with a plant oil). You can wrap your hair and leave overnight. Repeat this process regularly, but be patient! It can take a while to witness the effects.
8. Relieve Itchy Scalp and Dandruff
Dry, flaky scalp is not only irritating, but embarrassing, especially if you’re wearing dark clothing! Your scalp needs to be regularly moisturized, just like the rest of your skin, in order to keep skin from drying out and flaking.
To combat an irritated scalp and dandruff, you can use go the natural route by rubbing lavender oil into your scalp. As seen above, massaging the oil into your scalp can help moisturize, which can reduce and prevent dandruff. The antiseptic qualities in lavender can also treat minor scrapes from scratching.
9. Removing lice and eggs
If you’ve ever been the recipient of that dreaded call from your kids school, you know what an absolute pain it is to deal with head lice. If you are looking for a safe and natural way to deal with head lice, lavender oil is a proven, safe deterrent and treatment!
To deter headlice, add lavender to your shampoo. This works for the same reason lavender makes an excellent insect repellent, as insects are repelled by the scent. To treat head lice, combine lavender oil (a few drops up to a whole teaspoon) with a carrier oil. Apply all over clean dry hair and cover with a shower cap. This mixture is capable of killing lice.
Please be aware that it does not kill nits, so you will need to repeat the process every 7-10 days to kill off any eggs.
10. Non-toxic perfume
Lavender is an appealing scent, and can be used not only for the health of your hair, but as a lovely perfume as well.
By adding a few drops of lavender oil to your shampoo you can have an all day perfume affect simply by washing your hair each day.
11. Overall Hair Health
On top of everything I’ve already said, lavender is just good for the overall health of your hair! Hair, just like all other external parts of the body, is subject to the wear and tear of the environment and everyday hard work. I really love our Organic Ayurvedic Shampoo and Conditioner Set, and a few drops of lavender oil makes it especially wonderful for my hair.
Give it a try! I guarantee you’ll love it as much as I do!
Lavender Oil Benefits For Health
12. Stress and Anxiety
I hate feeling stressed, but sometimes there’s just no way to avoid it! It’s so important to deal with stress and anxiety in a healthy way before it takes over your life. Lavender can be a natural way to do just that!
Because it increases alpha waves, which exist in the part of the brain that encourages rest and relaxation, the scent of lavender has a proven calming effect and can be used to reduce the feeling of stress and anxiety.
You can accomplish this by using an oil diffuser to distribute the scent throughout your office or home. You can also apply the lavender oil to your skin or scalp, which keeps the scent with you all day and night.
Because lavender can help you relax, it makes a great natural sleep aid, and can be used by people of all ages to improve sleep habits and encourage rest.
You can diffuse lavender in your bedroom, rub some on your skin, or sprinkle a bit onto a pillow or a stuffed animal. You can also add it to a bath, particularly for children as you are readying them for bedtime. I love to diffuse lavender and curl up with a good book as I prepare to drift off to sleep!
14. Respiratory Problems
If you want to avoid over the counter medications when you’re suffering from congestion or a cough, either from a virus or from allergies, lavender oil can be used to clear sinuses and provide relief from these symptoms.
By combining lavender oil with boiling water and then inhaling the steam, you can clear blocked airways. This can also relieve sore throat and reduce a persistent cough. Another option is to carefully apply some lavender oil directly below the nostrils or eyes.
15. Motion Sickness
I love to travel, and motion sickness can really ruin a relaxing trip. Lavender oil can both prevent and treat motion sickness with its calming scent.
By rubbing lavender oil into the pressure points on the body, you can alleviate some of the symptoms of motion sickness, such as nausea and disorientation. Lavender oil is good as a short term solution, but should not be used to treat long term motion sickness, such as that experienced on a cruise.
Those who suffer from regular headaches or migraines are often in search of natural aids to reduce the pain of these occurrences. Lavender has been shown to do just that, and so is a great option if you are looking to soothe headaches.
Inhaling lavender, as mentioned with respiratory issues, can help with head and neck pain. But you can also just massage it into your skin! I like to combine lavender oil with our 100% Pure Radha Peppermint Oil and massage it into my forehead, temples, and neck. But you can just use the lavender oil and get the same effect!
Lavender Oil Uses and Tips
17. Deodorizer/Air Freshener
If you hate the scent of those artificial air fresheners, lavender is the perfect solution.
Its soothing, pleasing scent will make any room inviting. Use our Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser to add a light lavender scent to any room in your home. I especially love lavender in the bedroom and bathroom!
You can also add combine lavender with some vinegar and baking soda to create a natural all purpose cleaner, which can be used to deodorize furniture or carpets that have been soiled by pets, children, or everyday wear and tear.
Lavender is a natural antibacterial that can kill germs. This is why, as mentioned above, it’s a great option for acne or respiratory infections. The vapor from lavender oil releases this antibacterial property into the air.
This is yet another reason to include lavender in cleaning products, or even add to soap for cleansing.
19. Bath Scent
I’ve mentioned baths a few times in this post, and with good reason. A lavender infused bath has so many healing effects, and is a great option for stress reduction, sleep aid, and relaxation. I’m loving our new line of bath bombs, which you can get in a Gift Set. It includes a lavender oil bomb, perfect for relaxation!
If you’ve ever watched a period drama, you are probably familiar with the idea of smelling salts. It usually makes us laugh a bit to see smelling salts being waved under the nose of a fragile, fainting woman, but in truth, the idea of scents awakening the mind and calming the senses is a good one!
Lavender oil can provide aromatherapy that lessens the feeling of fatigue and confusion, sharpening the sense and providing rejuvenation. I love how calming it is, and use it when I need to focus on getting my work done without getting distracted!
Add some to a diffuser when it’s time to get to work and find the energy to get it all done!
I hope I’ve convinced you that from hair care to skincare to sleeping, our 100% Pure Radha Lavender Oil is an incredibly useful tool that can improve your life in unexpected ways. With all of these benefits in mind, you’ll never want to be far from a jar of lavender oil!