That divine smell is lavender’s most defining characteristic, alongside it’s romantic purple shade. But besides these obvious properties, lavender oil (its most common form of use) has been proved to have healing properties and helps with pain relief especially headaches and migraine. As a beauty aid, one can use lavender oil for hair growth and not be disappointed with the results. Lavender oil is known to stimulates hair growth, fight dandruff, and soothe an itchy scalp and other infections. Its antibacterial properties also make it a good remedy for acne.
In this post you will learn:
- How to use lavender for hair growth?
- How to make a hair mask with lavender for dandruff?
- How to make a lavender acne spot treatment?
- Where I can buy lavender essential oil?
How to Use Lavender Oil for Hair Care
Jojoba & Lavender for Hair Growth
While jojoba oil conditions the scalp, the lavender oil clears toxins from the follicles, consequently boosting your hair growth.
- Jojoba oil – 2 tablespoons
- Lavender oil – 2-3 drops
Directions: Mix the ingredients and use it to massage your scalp. Leave it on for an hour before washing it off with warm (not hot!) water. Do this once a week.
Activated Charcoal is another magic ingredient that boosts hair growth. To learn more, read our post on DIY CHARCOAL HAIR MASKS
Rosemary, Basil, & Lavender Hair Mask for Shiny Hair
This simple lavender oil hair mask can bring a shine to your tresses and moisturise your scalp.
- Rosemary oil – 10 drops
- Basil oil – 5 drops
- Lavender oil – 10 drops
- Jojoba oil – 2 tablespoons
- Coconut/Olive oil – 4 tablespoons (for shoulder length hair)
Directions: Apply a mixture of the above ingredients to your scalp and hair. Leave it on for an hour before washing it off with warm water and a mild shampoo. Since jojoba oil is very greasy, you might need to shampoo your hair twice.
Lavender, Rosemary, & Oatmeal Mask for a Dry Scalp
If you have a dry scalp (and dandruff), this hair mask should help. While the oatmeal powder moisturises the scalp, the lavender oil controls the dandruff. Rosemary oil improves the blood circulation in the scalp, and stimulates hair growth.
- Oatmeal – 2 heaped tablespoons
- Rosemary oil – 5 drops
- Lavender oil – 7 drops
Directions: Soak the oatmeal in water for 20 minutes. Next, add the rosemary and lavender to make a paste. Massage this into your scalp and leave it for an hour. Take care to wash it off with warm water, since hot water can burn the scalp.
How to Use Lavender Essential Oil for Face & Skin Care
Besides hair care, lavender can work wonders for your skin. Lavender oil has antibacterial properties that help it control acne and fight pimple-causing bacteria. It is often coupled with other antibacterial ingredients like tea tree oil and aloe vera gel to make spot treatments for pimples and acne.
Tea Tree & Lavender Oil For Acne
Both tea tree oil and lavender oil are known for their effectiveness against acne, and together they make a potent spot treatment for pimples. The almond oil in this DIY acne treatment makes sure that essential oils don’t over-dry the skin and irritate it further.
- Tea tree oil: 2 drops
- Lavender oil: 3 drops
- Almond oil: 5 drops
Directions: Mix the oils well. Use a earbud to apply it to the affected areas and leave it overnight. Do this every day till the pimples disappear.
Do you have acne – prone skin? Read our post on how to use TEA TREE OIL FOR ACNE.
Aloe Vera & Lavender Oil for Sunburn
The cooling properties of aloe vera combined with the anti-inflammatory properties of lavender reduce the redness caused by sun burns, and soothe the skin.
- Aloe vera gel: 4 teaspoons
- Lavender oil: 6-7 drops
Directions: Mix both the ingredients together and apply on the sun burn till the redness disappears and the skin heals.
Lemon Juice & Lavender Oil for Dandruff
Lemon juice is known to control dandruff. You can combine it with lavender essential oil to make an even stronger anti-dandruff remedy that soothes an itchy scalp as well.
- Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
- Fresh lemon juice: 2 tablespoons
- Lavender essential oil: 5 drops
Directions: Warm the olive oil for around 10 seconds. Take it off the stove and mix in the lavender oil and lemon juice. Gently massage this mixture into the scalp for 5-10 minutes. Wash after an hour with a mild anti-dandruff herbal shampoo.
Did you know? Regular hair spa treatments help reduce dandruff. Read our post on the benefits of HAIR SPA FOR DANDRUFF.
Last Words on Using Lavender Oil for Hair & Skin
We’ve answered some common questions around using lavender essential oil:
Can I add lavender oil to my shampoo?
Yes you can! The simplest way to use lavender oil for hair growth is to add it to your shampoo routine. Add 2-3 drops of lavender oil to your usual amount of shampoo, and use to wash your hair. Massage your scalp for a minute longer for max effect.
Is it safe to use lavender essential oil for face?
Any essential oil has to be mixed with a carrier oil like coconut, almond, or olive, before being used on the skin. Using lavender oil directly on your face can irritate your skin. You can mix lavender oil with a carrier oil to make a simple anti-acne, anti-pimple remedy.
Where can I buy lavender oil?
|Lavender Essential Oil Brand||Price|
|Aroma Treasures Lavender Pure Essential Oil||Rs.147|
|Khadi Natural Lavender Essential Oil||Rs.300|
|Aroma Magic Lavender Essential Oil||Rs.300|
|Nykaa Naturals Lavender Essential Oil||Rs.350|
|Inatur Lavender Essential Oil||Rs.385|
|Soulflower Lavender Essential Oil||Rs.450|
|Fabindia Lavender Essential Oil||Rs.490|
|St.Botanica Pure Himalayan Lavender Aroma Essential Oil||Rs.549|
|Organic Harvest Lavender Essential Oil||Rs.750|
|Kama Ayurveda Lavender Essential Oil||Rs.925|