Lavender Recipes for Radiant Skin

Wouldn't it be great to have one go-to ingredient that is certain to nourish, rejuvenate and tone your skin? The answer is simple - we already have it in abundance from Mother Nature - lavender! 

Lavender has universal properties for different types of skin. It is non-comedogenic (doesn't clog pores), so it is especially good for acne-prone skin, dry skin, hyperpigmentation and for smoothing out wrinkles. 

Check out our 3 favorite home recipes to show your skin some love, but remember: lavender oil is a potent ingredient and can irritate sensitive skin. It is recommended to always test on your hand before applying to more delicate places, like the face. If skin irritation occurs, mix lavender oil with a carrier oil, such as coconut, argan or jojoba.*

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1. LAVENDER FACIAL STEAM

This one is great before bed due to the induced relaxation from the hot steam mixed in with lavender's calming scent.

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1. Wash your face with a regular water-based cleanser.

2. Bring water to a boil in a large bowl. Distilled water is preferred!


3. Add 4-5 drops of 100% pure lavender oil to the water.

4. Get a cotton towel to cover your head as you lean over the steaming bowl. Make sure you don't get too close, or you might burn yourself! The steam will form droplets on your face and you might even sweat a bit - that's good!

5. Take deep breaths and continue doing this for 10-15 mins until steam is gone.

6. Pat your skin dry with a clean cotton towel, but do not wash your face as the good stuff should soak up in your skin!

This simple night-time routine can be done as often as you want and will leave your skin feeling supple and clean. Don't forget to apply moisturizer before bed.

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2. LAVENDER + VITAMIN E TONER

We hope you read labels, because most toners on the market contain synthetic ingredients and preservatives that are not so good for your skin. Why then not make your own toner at home using only THREE ingredients? It's simple:

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INGREDIENTS:


5 drops pure lavender oil
2 drops vitamin E oil
1/4 cup alcohol-free witch hazel 

SUPPLIES:

2oz spray bottle

PREPARATION:

1. Wash and sanitize your spray bottle. Let it air-dry.

2. Mix lavender and vitamin oils, first.


3. Add witch hazel to the already mixed oils and shake the bottle.

4. Done! Ensure to spray on your hand, first, for desired consistency and to test against irritation. 

Use toner morning and evening, daily. If you live in a warm climate use throughout the day! This easy homemade toner will not only clarify your skin, but protect it against pollution, dirt and sweat. 

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3. LAVENDER HONEY BRIGHTENING MASK

This one will smell yummy, but don't eat it! Lavender, honey (and lemon) all have skin-brightening properties and the three combined are nature's miracle for relieving hyperpigmentation.

Before you prepare the recipe, remember to NOT expose your skin to sunlight immediately after as burning may occur. It is recommended to apply this mask in the evening, no more than twice a week.

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INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp raw, unfiltered honey

4 drops pure lavender oil
1 tsp squeezed lemon juice

PREPARATION:

1. Wash your face with regular water-based cleanser and pat dry with a cotton towel.

2. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix.

3. Apply mixture to face and let it sit for 10-15 mins.

4. Wash with lukewarm water and apply moisturizer as per usual.


VOILÀ! Comment down below to let us know about your results and/or share your OWN favorite lavender recipes!

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*The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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