A staple aromatherapy essential oil, lavender is replete with calming and comforting properties. For a boost of rest and relaxation, lavender is an easy go-to. While it can be deeply soothing as an add-in for your oil diffuser, it’s actually quite the versatile botanical must-have in many aspects of personal care and beauty. Here’s what you need to know about its good-for-you wonders.
What Is Lavender Known For?
Lavender is best known for its floral scent that soothes the senses and offers calming aromatherapy. The lavender herb is native to the Mediterranean area, but you can more or less find lavender grown worldwide these days. To produce lavender oil, manufacturers usually steam distill the dried herb flowers.
While a powerhouse all on its own, there are a few ways to make the most of lavender oil’s botanical wonders. If you’re partial to a deeper fragrance than traditional lavender, you can keep your eyes peeled for products with Bulgarian lavender, which offers a more herbaceous scent. For additional clarifying properties, we also love a lavender and tea tree oil combination — the perfect partner for lavender, tea tree oil is prized for its inherently cleansing benefits. Remember that if you’re using pure lavender oil, dilute it with a carrier oil (such as jojoba oil) before applying it to your skin.
Ways to Incorporate Lavender Into Your Skin and Body Care Routine
As one of the most popular essential oils out there, lavender has been incorporated into many different products, from lattes and teas to lotions and bath soaps. You’ll also find lavender in a wide range of Desert Essence products. To enjoy the soothing benefits of this lush herb, you can check out a few of our favorite Desert Essence go-to’s with lavender and other nourishing botanical ingredients.
Cleansing Hands With Lavender Sanitizer and Soap
Cleanse your hands with Desert Essence Hand Soap Pods Starter Kit - Tea Tree Oil & Lavender to enjoy the benefits of moisture-rich botanicals such as jojoba, aloe and green tea on top of comforting lavender. When you’re on the go, you can also pick up Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil & Lavender Probiotic Hand Sanitizer, which kills 99.9% of most common harmful germs with 75% natural grain alcohol while pampering skin with kefir.
Using Lavender Soap in the Bath
For a refreshing shower, lather up with Desert Essence Bulgarian Lavender Body Wash, which harnesses the relaxing benefits of Bulgarian lavender with moisturizing organic sea kelp and aloe. Made with 100% RSPO-Certified Sustainable Harvested Palm Oil, Desert Essence Lavender Soap Bar is another aromatherapeutic option for cleansing your body.
Nourish Skin With a Lavender Lotion
For a burst of hydration, pamper yourself with Desert Essence Bulgarian Lavender Hand & Body Lotion to ease the senses. Besides delivering aromatherapy with herbaceous organic Bulgarian lavender, it also leaves skin smooth with sunflower oil, aloe and organic jojoba oil.
Beyond Fragrance: Lavender Essential Oil's Spiritual Benefits Explored
Lavender oil can nourish your overall well-being beyond your body. You can seamlessly incorporate it into your spiritual routine for meditation and prayer, as it can help heighten your awareness and is often associated with purifying properties. To channel some tranquility before bedtime or meditation, add Desert Essence Dream Weaver Organic Essential Oil to your diffuser or massage it onto your skin with jojoba oil.
Lavender is the quintessential botanical for rest and relaxation. To infuse your routine with a boost of daily serenity, browse self-care essentials from Desert Essence’s lavender collection.