This is part of an ongoing educational series on essential oils. Today’s topic is all about lavender oil for your face. In previous parts of this series I have talked about, beating bad moods with Bergamot essential oil, 35 aromatherapy oils for sleep support, as well as the top essential oils for dry skin. Stay tuned for more!
One of the questions that clients ask most often, is how do I use essential oils? What are they good for exactly? For a seasoned essential oil user and teacher, the question used to surprise me! As the saying goes- there’s an oil for that, and that could be anything!
If you are just getting started with essential oils, you don’t know all the ways to use your essential oils. Honestly after years of use and research, I find new uses all the time! Luckily I love to share and am here to help! Today I am going to share a few ways to use your lavender essential oil for your skin. It is absolutely one of my favorite oils and I love to use essential oils on my skin. They are the secret weapon for a youthful glow!
As you may know lavender essential oil is known to be calming. So why would you want to use lavender oil for your face? Well not only is lavender oil calming to the mind and supportive of sleep, is it also calming to the skin. If you have angry skin, lavender oil would be the essential oil to use! Lavender oil is very gentle, but if you are just beginning to use essential oils, I recommend diluting it a bit.
Dilution of any essential oil helps with 3 things:
- Reduces the chance of skin irritation
- Lets the oil penetrate the skin before it evaporates
- Moisturizes- a majority of essential oils are slightly drying to the skin
What types of skin should use lavender oil? I have friends and clients of all skin types who enjoy using lavender oil on their skin. I’ve had friends see clearer skin, brighter skin and softer skin! If you are just getting started using essential oils, I recommend just a drop of lavender oil somewhere in your night time routine. For most people, this is in their regular old night cream/ moisturizer -use just one tiny drop of oil and you will see results. Take a before pictures, as changes are subtle and happen gradually, but pictures don’t lie!
For faster results you can add a drop of oil to you morning routine as well. You can even add a drop to you face wash, but I prefer to use lavender in something that is meant to stay on the skin!
If you are looking for support around the eye try the serum recipe below. I use this every single night since. To use carefully apply one drop of the serum by dabbing around the under eye and crows feet area. Keep out of eyes! If you happen to get oil in you eye, take a dab of carrier oil on a clean finger and press into your tear duct. This dilutes the essential oil in your eye and should make it stop stinging. Just be careful!
Lavender Oil Face Recipes:
- Add 20 drops lavender oil and 20 drops myrrh oil to a small glass bottle, add 30 drops jojoba oil for a skin serum
- Mix 1 drop lavender oil, one drop tea tree oil and 1 drop carrier oil of choice and apply to any blemishes
- Add 2-3 drops of lavender oil to your favorite face cream for extra radient skin
Lavender oil is one of those jack of all trade types of oils. Whenever a new client asks me what oil to use, I almost always write down lavender in the list of things to try. People call it the Swiss Army knife of essential oils. I especially love it because it is safe for all ages! Anyone from baby to grandma can use lavender oil. Of course with babies you dilute the lavender oil, but it is so gentle that really anyone can use it. If you have sensitive skin, I urge you to still give lavender oil a try!
I only use and trust one brand of essential oils. The brand where I can walk onto the farm and see the planting of non GMO seeds, hand weeding and careful distillation, testing, and bottling of pure essential oils myself. Learn more about these oils here.
I hope these lavender oil for your face recipes help you!! Give these oils a try and you will not regret it!
P.S. Learn more about one of my favorite oils to support dry skin!!
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