Get ready to find out why you should be stocking up on this healing oil!
Lavender is a universal oil that has traditionally been known to balance the body and work wherever needed. The scent alone has been shown to promote consciousness, health, love, peace, and a sense of well-being, and it also nurtures creativity. Lavender has sedative properties, which make it ideal for reducing stress. It is also a natural anticonvulsant, antihistamine, and antispasmodic. Look no further if you are looking for safe and natural ways to destress and improve your mood!
Inflammation is one of the most significant components that affect our health and mood. At the same time, inflammation is our body’s first natural response to stress or unknown and unwanted invaders. This process is needed to get our immune system resources to the location of the threat. Prolonged exposure to inflammation prevents nutrition from getting to the areas it needs to be in and removing toxins while dropping off these nutrients. As time passes, these stagnant toxins start eating away at our muscles, tissues, and healthy cells. This process makes it even harder for our bodies to function at an average level, let alone at an optimal level. In contrast, the best way to prevent this from happening is through detoxing regularly and switching to an anti-inflammatory diet. Using lavender in your daily routine is pivotal in improving your health.
Let’s face it, we all want to slow down the hands of time. One of my favorite properties of lavender is its regenerative properties. There is a reason that lavender is found in the majority of anti-aging products. Lavender has been shown to help speed up the healing process while also repairing cells. It is also an anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and antitoxic. All of which makes lavender a must for skin care as well as your overall health. The best part is that you can work it into your daily routine in a number of ways, such as topically, foods, drinks, and even using aromatic protocols.
Lavender Restorative Anti-Aging Clay Face Mask
- 2 tablespoons bentonite clay or kaolin clay
- 1 teaspoon organic honey
- 2-3 drops Lavender essential oil
- rose water for mixing
In a small bowl, combine the bentonite or kaolin clay and organic honey. Mix well to create a smooth paste. Add 2-3 drops of Lavender essential oil to the clay and honey mixture. Lavender oil’s regenerative properties can help improve skin texture and promote elasticity. Stir the ingredients until the essential oil is evenly distributed throughout the mask mixture. Add water or floral water a little at a time to achieve your desired mask consistency. You want a spreadable but not too runny texture.
Cleanse your face thoroughly before applying the mask. Using clean fingers or a mask brush, apply an even layer of the mask to your face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to inhale the soothing scent of Lavender. Leave the mask on for about 10-15 minutes. Gently rinse off the mask with lukewarm water, using circular motions to exfoliate your skin as you rinse. After rinsing, apply your favorite moisturizer to lock in hydration and maximize the benefits of the mask.