Essential oils

Lavender

Lavender is probably one of the most used essential oils. It’s mainly known for it’s soothing smell, but can also be used in both homemade skin care and hair care for its healing properties.

Properties

anti-inflammatory, anti-septic

Skin type

Any skin type, but especially good for acne prone skin and aging skin

Usage

Skin care

  • Lavender oil balances the sebum production and helps to renew the skin, and is therefore good both as an acne treatment or treatment for oily skin, and to help fight wrinkles. Use in skin toners, face masks, body oils or any other homemade skin care product.
  • Can be used to treat insect bites, sunburn or minor burns. Mix with equal parts of a vegetable oil and apply to affected areas.

Hair care

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Sources: Shenet [12-11-2], Sundgren, Lisen: Lisens örtspa. Prisma, 2008