Lavender essential oil has been used for over 2500 years... It was most commonly used for cooking, bathing, medicinal purposes and scenting the air. Fast forward to 2020 and Lavender Essential Oil is one that's made permanent residence in our salons, kit bags and homes.
Lavender health benefits.
Lavender has a range of health benefits and is known for it's healing and calming properties. These are not just hearsay, I say this with complete confidence because they are scientifically proven. Lavender oil health benefits include stress relief, promotes deeper sleep, reduction in muscle soreness and it also soothes and revitalises the skin. It's a popular choice for massage therapists and clients for these reasons. We use Lavender essential oil frequently in the the salon, mixed into our face masks, balms and massage oils. My choice is the Neals Yard Remedies Organic Lavender Oil - £12.00.
Lavender also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which makes it a great for healing dry and cracked lips. Try my easy Lavender Lip Balm Recipe at home.
Lavender Lip Balm Recipe
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Beeswax
2 Tablespoons Cocoa Butter
4 Drops Peppermint Oil
7 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
Lip Balm Pots or One Larger Pot With a Lid.
Gently heat Beeswax, Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter together while stirring continuously so it doesn't burn. When it's all melted together remove from the heat and whisk your essential oils in to distribute them evenly through the balm. Pour into your lip balm containers and set in the fridge. It will only take a few minutes for the balms to set so you can have home made lip balms in no time.
During holistic beauty treatments I often like to use steam and burn essential oils as it adds to the relaxing atmosphere in the treatment room. I diffuse all of my essential oils in the salon using the Soto Aroma Diffuser.
If you try the lip balm recipe please let me know if you liked it.. Love Rachel.