The Miracle Oil
Distilled from the Lavandula Angustifolia plant, lavender has been hailed as a miracle therapy for centuries, capable of reducing the effects of everything from bug bites and acne to common cuts and burns. (1)
Featured in the news, on social media, and even mindfulness and meditation videos, lavender has taken on a mythological quality in recent years, making it harder to separate fact from fiction.
But new studies are out, and they're revealing something startling:
What we thought we knew about lavender is only the beginning.In this blog we talk about what lavender is, and five amazing benefits of this truly essential oil!
Lavender comes from the Latin word "lavare," which literally means to wash.
But it doesn't just wash.
Lavender oil is a proven bacteria killer, which is great news for you, and bad news for acne. (2)
One of lavender oil's properties is that it kills acne-causing bacteria before it can infiltrate your pores and create the nasty breakouts you don’t want.
But bacteria isn’t the only thing that should be afraid of this essential oil.
Lavender is also anti-microbial and anti-fungal, meaning that it will protect you from UV rays, pollutants, free radicals, and other environmental factors that can cause acne flareups and a loss in natural collagen and skin material. (3)
Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Lavender and Oatmeal Soap, All-Natural Cuticle Oil, and All-Natural Lavender Body Oil contain the bacteria-fighting power of lavender, and will leave you clean, radiant, and smelling great!
FUN FACT: Lavender oil is non-comodogenic, meaning it WILL NOT clog your pores.
The antioxidants in lavender also boost the immune system, preventing diseases beyond that of the skin, such as cancer, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's by reducing your risk of diseases caused by dangerous free radicals and pollutants. (4) (5)
The anti-fungal properties of lavender oil also prevents itching and skin irritation from worsening into scars and open wounds. (6)
Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Organic Intimate Wash uses the antibacterial and anti-fungal power of lavender to clean your most sensitive areas!
Also check out Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Lavender-Scented Magnesium Deodorant, which kills bacteria under your arms and will leave you smelling great all day long!
You may be thinking...
"Great! What about those of us who routinely get pimples or suffer reactions regardless of what we put on our skin?"
Well, lavender is perfect for you too.
This is because lavender doesn't just prevent infections and acne flareups. It also repairs them.The anti-inflammatory power of lavender reduces the redness, puffiness, and skin irritation that can come from burns, acne breakouts, and scars. (7)
FUN FACT: Lavender is so great at reducing scarring and skin irritation that it was used by the French as an antiseptic in World War 2! (8)
Lavender oil properties boost natural moisture and collagen, which in turn speeds the level at which you heal and turn over dead and dying skin cells, leaving you with smooth and natural skin that's glowing! (9) (10)
Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Lavender Body Butter contains all of the anti-inflammatory and moisturizing power of lavender oil and shea butter, and will leave your skin smooth and radiant!
Not only does lavender itself provide numerous health and skin-related benefits, but the smell of it does too.
In fact, a 2017 study found that the composition of lavender allows it to lessen anxiety and improve your mood. (11)
FUN FACT: Lavender's anti-anxiety strength is akin to chemical drugs like lorazepam, only without the dangerous side effects! (12)
Lavender has also been proven to help you sleep!
The inhalation of lavender ignites neurons in the olfactory system, which sends signals to your brain that will help you turn down and catch some zzz's. (13)
And not only will lavender help you sleep, but it also keeps your heart rate steady and facilitates a better, deeper night's sleep - the kind of sleep that improves energy and attentiveness the next day. (14) (15)
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Sleep Mist is made with therapeutic-grade lavender essential oil, and is proven to reduce your anxiety and also lessen headaches. Spray on your pillow and the air, and finally get some rest!
Lavender oil contains antioxidants and phytochemicals that prevent skin ageing and deterioration. (16)
Lavender oil and its anti-inflammatory firepower stops free radicals from wreaking havoc on your skin, which, in turn, diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. (3)
Lavender also stimulates the production of collagen, a necessary protein your body needs to provide structure and elasticity to the skin. (9) (10)
FUN FACT: Studies have shown that lavender oil increases the number of hair follicles on the scalp AND increases the breadth of those follicles! (17)
Lavender also acts as an all-natural moisturizer, giving your skin balance and preventing the body from creating sebum, which causes acne and greasy-looking skin. (18)
Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Lavender Normalizing Face Oil, All-Natural Lavender Lip Balm, and All-Natural Lavender Organic Hand Cream moisturize and rejuvenate dry skin, and replenishes natural moisture back with balance and elasticity!
Bugs don't like the smell of lavender, which is great for the rest of us.
In fact, lavender is such a gentle oil and effective insect repellent that it is often recommended in many DIY home diffusers to keep away house flies! (19)
Lavender contains a non-toxic compound called linalool, which naturally and safely repels ants, spiders and ticks! (20)
And if one determined bug does get through, lavender’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory power will soothe your bite, heal it faster, and prevent it from getting infected. (7)
Lavender's anti-itching ability will allow your skin to heal naturally without unnecessary rash or irritation!
Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural DEET Free Bug Spray and All-Natural DEET Free Repellent Oil feature the benefits of many essential oils, safely offering you protection from insects all summer long!
With all of these amazing benefits, it can be overwhelming to try to find products with this amazing essential oil.
Well, don't worry. Garner's Garden has got you covered with all of your favorite lavender products! Check them out HERE!