Updated: Nov 4, 2020
We all know that adding Essential Oils into into soaps can enhance the our experience while using them, either it is because of their fragrance or because of their therapeutic properties. But what exactly are the benefits that each of the different essential oils give us? In this post, we will talk about the facts and benefits of using the Lavender essential oil.
The name “lavender” originates from Latin verb “lavare“, which means “to wash”.
It was an important part of bathing rituals in the ancient Rome because of its disinfect and antiseptic properties.
When the lavender plant is already mature, it no longer needs water. It can survive drought.
There are more than thirty different species of the plant but they most all have the word lavender in their name.
The three main plants used to make Lavender Essential Oil are lavndula augustifolia, lavendula x intermedia and lavendula stoechas.
Although humans find the smell of Lavender calming, most bugs are repelled by the scent. This makes it a natural bug repellent.
Breathing in Lavender reduces anxiety in people.
A combination of sleep hygiene techniques and lavender essential oil therapy have helped people get a better night's sleep than sleep hygiene alone.
It is a good natural insect repellent.
It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to heal minor burns and bug bites.
Research from 1998 shows that lavender can promote hair growth by up to 44 percent after 7 months of treatment.
Benefits of using Lavender in soaps:
It works as an antiseptic skin cleanser.
It not only gives a calming scent, but also helps to repel insects.
It helps relieve stress when taking a shower after a long day's work.
The antibacterial properties help to heal cuts and abrasions faster.
It helps smoothen your skin and make it glow.
Cautions to be observed when using Lavender Essential Oil directly:
It should never be swallowed. If intended to be used as a remedy, it should be done under the supervision of a medical professional.
When using for the first time, always test it on a small area of skin to see if any reaction occurs within the next 24 hours.
Always mix the oil with an equal or greater amount of olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil before use.