Gone are the days when lavender was a fragrance reserved for the older lady. The Latin name for lavender is ‘Lavare’ which translated means ‘to wash’, but this isn’t where the uses of this wonder plant ends.
The health benefits of lavender oil include treating anxiety, insomnia, depression and restlessness. It can also help with digestive issues, relieve headaches, sprains, toothaches and sores.
Many of the products we sell as Pure-Beauty are infused with lavender and today we are looking at how they can help you look and feel great.
If you are looking for a real botanical powerhouse, look no further than the beautiful Elemis British Botanical Shower Cream. Lavender has been used in this dreamy, aromatic shower wash for the natural cleansing properties and ability to treat damaged and inflamed skin. Thanks to Echium oil and vitamin rich organic oats and rosemary, this cream not only gently cleanses the skin, but also hydrates and nourishes it so you come out of the shower feeling as if you have had a spa treatment.
You might not know this but lavender has antiseptic and disinfectant properties and can also be used to desensitise the skin. For this reason, essential lavender oil is used in the popular Dermalogica UltraCalming™ Cleanser. This cool, soothing, pH-balanced gel cleanses the face but doesn’t disturb the skin’s protective barrier. Used morning and night, skin is calmed and the discomfort of redness and heat is taken away.
If your skin still needs a little extra love, why not also use Dermalogica Active Moist? This lightweight, oil-free daily moisture is easy-to-apply and thanks to a blend of plant extracts, leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. Extracts of Lavender, Mallow and Cucumber offer deep hydration and natural botanical astringents of Lemon, Watercress, Burdock and Ivy, refine the skin and improve texture and feel.
If you have sensitive, blemish prone skin or feel your complexion is looking dull and congested, the Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask could be perfect for you. This is a balancing, calming Kaolin clay mask that is infused with Rosemary, Thyme and Lavender essential oils. Non-setting and non-drying, this is can be used whilst relaxing in the bath and in just ten minutes it will help purify, soothe and rebalance your skin. Used overnight, this treatment goes a long way to repair and heal sad skin and leave it feeling refreshed and loved once again.
It’s not just your skin that can benefit from the powers of lavender, your muscles can too. At Pure-Beauty we love the Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak which works wonders on tired, aching muscles. Lavender has been blended with energising extracts of Birch, Juniper, Clove, Alpine, Wild Thyme and Blue Chamomile as well as healing sea salts. As well as dealing with aches and pains caused by exercise and psychical exertion, a 10-minute soak can also help ease period pains, swelling and stiffness and can even boost a sluggish circulation.