Lavender Essential Oil Benefits and Uses

Posted by Rien | Acne soap | Sunday 19 January 2014 6:07 am

Because of the growing popularity of lavender oil, a lot of people have been searching for lavender essential oil benefits and uses.

This essential oil comes from the Lavandula plant. If you would look at various organic skin care products, you would find this oil as a part of the ingredients. This is because it can provide numerous benefits. It is even popularly used in aromatherapy and natural handmade soaps.

The lavender essential oil has a soothing fragrance that can be very relaxing and calming. Thanks to its aromatic molecules, this extract from the lavender plant is highly popular in aromatherapy. The smell itself is beneficial since it promotes relaxation. This is why it is used for relieving stress and anxiety. The relaxing floral scent helps in alleviating tension, stress, and mood changes for people who are experiencing these situations. In addition, this smell can also be used to treat some respiratory problems such as relieving cough and colds by steam inhalation. If used for skin care, the fragrance is very pleasing to the senses and will make you want to use it as a part of your daily hygiene regimen.

Aside from having a soothing scent, this oil also has antifungal properties. This is why it is a popular ingredient for handmade soaps. It can be used to treat fungal infections on the skin, acne, burns, and even inflammations. It also has some antibacterial properties so it can be used to treat skin infections caused by bacteria. Therefore, you will not only smell good but you will also be clean and free from fungal or bacterial skin problems.

If you are suffering from migraine or headache, this oil can help in relieving your pain. This is because it also has some analgesic properties. It is usually applied directly on the temples and massaging it to relieve headache and migraine. It can also help in treating insomnia since it promotes relaxation.

For those who would like to have a healthy and beautiful hair, applying lavender essential oil is a good option. It can help in moisturizing dry hair and stimulate the scalp for hair growth. This is why it is commonly added as an ingredient for numerous hair products.

Apparently, there are a lot of lavender essential oil benefits and uses. This is why it has gained popularity in the field of traditional medicine. Most organic products would contain this ingredient because it is not only effective but also not very expensive compared to other essential oils. Because lavender has so many great benefits, we have produced all natural handmade soaps made with pure lavandula essential oil. You can visit our soap shop to buy our lavender oatmeal as well as many soaps made with 100% essential oils, vegetables oils and plant based oils.

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The Benefits of using Tea Tree Oil for Acne

Posted by Rien | Acne soap | Wednesday 15 January 2014 1:20 am

Have you heard of the benefits of using tea tree oil for acne, if not you should read on. You might want to stop spending money on those high costly skin treatments. Acne is a skin condition that can affect both men and women starting from pre-adolescence to adulthood. This skin condition doesn’t only affect the person physically but also emotionally because if the affected area is the face, it can cause low self-esteem and self-confidence.

Rather than using synthetic drugs to treat acne, some people are turning to natural medicine such as using tea tree oil. The benefits of using tea tree oil for acne are becoming widespread information especially in the field of natural medicine.

Tea tree oil is a good alternative for the treatment of acne. It has disinfecting properties that can cleanse the skin and inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria that can aggravate the infection. It can provide these benefits without stripping off the skins natural sebum or oil.

For acne breakouts or pimples and to achieve the benefits of using tea tree oil for acne you need to apply the tea tree oil directly on the affected area. Its natural antibacterial properties make it an effective alternative to those drugstore treatments. A small amount of this oil will penetrate in the skin and unblock the clogged pores while also disinfecting it. Gently apply the tea tree oil on the pimple and leave it overnight for absorption. The redness or the swelling will gradually subside after continuous application. Make sure that you clean and dry your skin first before applying the oil.

For those who find that pure tea tree oil is too strong for their skin, using it with aloe vera gel or organic honey will provide the same benefits. Honey doesn’t only contain antibacterial properties but it also help in promoting skin healing.

If the pimples are scattered in various areas of the face, it can be difficult to apply tea tree oil one by one. Hence, the best way is to apply it with the use of a face mask. This will provide the same antibacterial and pimple-drying effects. You can make your own face mask at home using organic ingredients. The mask can be applied for 20-30 minutes on the face and then rinse it with water.

The antibacterial properties of tea tree oil make it beneficial for acne breakouts. Usually, acne breakouts are further aggravated by bacteria and if the bacteria are killed, acne will heal gradually. In addition, excess sebum production also promotes pimple growth and tea tree oil can penetrate in the pores and regulate the production of sebum; hence, making the face clean but not making it very dry or very oily. Although there are many uses of tea tree oil, these are the benefits of using tea tree oil for acne and facial breakouts on your skin.


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Lavender Skin Care Benefits

Posted by Rien | Acne soap | Monday 4 November 2013 8:28 am

Lavender oil is extracted from the lavender flower. It is very fragrant and even used in making potpourri and perfumes; however, this oil is also known to have wonderful health benefits. Lavender skin care benefits are not known by many but you will be surprised at how much it can actually do for the skin.

This essential oil mixes well with other oils such as cedar wood, geranium, clary sage, and nutmeg. Because it mixes well, it is often a popular ingredient for many beauty products. It is often found in soaps, shampoos, and other skin care products because aside from being fragrant, it also provides numerous lavender skin care benefits.

According to skin care experts, this essential oil is useful in treating acne. This oil, when used for the treatment of acne, can inhibit the bacterial growth on the skin which is usually the cause of the acne breakouts. In addition, the oil also aids in regulating the secretion of oil in the skin, helping the prevention of acne.

Lavender oil also promotes healing and prevention of scarring. Applying this oil in the skin where a wound is healing can also aid in the reduction of scarring.

People who have sensitive skin that easily gets irritated with insect bites can benefit from using lavender oil. This essential oil is a great insect repellant if applied on the skin. If you already have bug bites, you can still apply the oil on your skin because it as anti-inflammatory properties that helps in providing relief against skin irritation and pain due to the insect bites.

Aside from having anti-inflammatory properties, it also has some antifungal properties. It has been said that lavender can also treat yeast in women. It can be used to treat fungal infections of the skin when applied to the infected area. It can help in speeding up the healing of wounds, burns, and cuts on the skin and improves the formation of scar tissues upon healing.

For people with psoriasis and eczema, applying lavender oil to the affected areas can result in great improvement. The soothing effect of this essential oil can provide relief of itching and irritation, which is common in psoriasis and eczema.

Apparently, there are numerous lavender skin care benefits. This is why it is a popular ingredient in many skin care products. If you would like to benefit from these, it would be best to choose organic products such as natural handmade soap, instead of buying synthetic or commercial products.

You can visit our shop to browse the herbal section to find our top selling natural lavender soaps.

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