Lavender

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Known for its therapeutic properties, lavender essential oil is also antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal. Additionally, when diffused into the air, lavender promotes restful sleep and relaxation.

The herb behind this sweet-smelling aroma isn’t limited to perfumes and aromatherapy. Lavender has a long medicinal history that includes being used as an antiseptic and treatment for burns, insect bites, inflammation and acne.

Skin benefits:

Lavender has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce puffiness from a night of tossing and turning. Try this trick when fighting fatigue: add a few drops of pure lavender essential oil to warm water and let steep for a few minutes. Then, soak a washcloth in this decoction for 10 minutes. Next, squeeze out the excess water and roll up the washcloth, placing it over your eyes for 10 minutes. Voila! Instant relaxation. Lavender essential oil speeds cell turnover to repair and replenish skin, especially following a burn or trauma.

 

    Lavender can also benefit acne, small cuts or bruises, burns, fatigue and stress.