This monthly Beauty Fave is a little different than the others.
I’ve mentioned Lavender EO (essential oil) in previous DIY posts, but as I was deciding on January’s Beauty Fave, I kept coming back to it and felt that this bottle of goodness really deserves its own post.
Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
This post isn’t sponsored and all opinions are my own
1. Why it’s January’s Beauty Fave
No, essential oils aren’t technically a “beauty product”, you’re right. BUT – if you could only use one essential oil for beauty, it should be Lavender. Hands down. It has SO many uses and benefits for all things beauty, which you should already know, for how often I use it in beauty DIY’s!
Is it my absolute favorite EO? No (I’m more of a citrus girl – Grapefruit is my jam), but it’s definitely one of the oils I use the most.
Pro’s – Like I already mentioned, it has a ton of beauty related uses (I’ll list them all below). There’s so many ways to use it, I feel like I learn something new about Lavender all the time. Because of its variety of uses, you can put Lavender in plenty of DIY’s, or even beauty products you bought.
Y’all know how I like to use the app, Think Dirty (what is it?) for finding natural beauty products. You try to find a product with the lowest rating, that does the least amount of damage on your health longterm. The incredible thing about Lavender as a beauty product, though, is that not only is it 100% safe and NOT damaging, it’s actually GOOD for your body. For me, that’s like bonus 5 points.
It’s amazing for the skin by supporting healthy skin and aiding in occasional skin issues. It’s wonderful for all things hair – whether you’re losing hair in the shower or just want your hair to grow faster and thicker. For both skin and hair, it’s moisturizing and strengthening – for example, against breakage or occasional chapped skin.
Lavender’s aroma is also incredibly calming and relaxing. It’s nice to feel relaxed as you use your beauty products. ;)
I’ll go into specifics on how I use Lavender EO in #3!
Con’s – If you don’t like the smell of Lavender, then I’d totally understand why you wouldn’t want to put it in your products and DIY’s (although, try mixing it with other EO’s to mute the scent).
3. How I use it
Here’s just a few beauty related ways I use Lavender:
• in my DIY Long Lavender Lashes Serum
• in my DIY Jojoba-Sugar Scrub
• in my DIY Hair Heat Protectant
• in my DIY Exfoliating Sugar Scrub
• in my DIY Relaxing Bath Salts
• in my DIY Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub (in my last batch I chose Tea Tree and Lemon, but sometimes I do Lavender)
• in my shampoo and conditioner for healthier, stronger, faster growing hair
• in my DIY face wash
• in my DIY face moisturizer
• a drop in my mascara tubes to help with lash growth even more!
• a few drops on the floor of the shower for a relaxing and stress-relieving shower
• in a roller bottle to put on my brows after they’re waxed, to sooth the skin
• in a hair growth bottle that I spray on my scalp
• in a spray bottle with water to sooth skin after being in the sun
• would be perfect for making your own lip balm!
I also use Lavender for non-beauty related things, because seriously – this bottle can do it all.
• I rub it on Bella’s ears to calm her before I brush her teeth or brush her coat, ect
• I’ll rub a drop behind my ear if I’m really struggling to fall asleep
• I put a couple drops on my scarf when I volunteer at the church nursery, for calm bebes
4. Where to buy it
You could easily go to Amazon or your local health food store and pick up a bottle of Lavender essential oil. It may even say, “100% pure and natural therapeutic grade.” Unfortunately, because of lax labeling laws, this doesn’t mean anything. Unless you want your Lavender diluted with potentially harmful synthetics or additives, I wouldn’t.
After doing lots of research, and even trying other brands of EO’s, I ultimately went with Young Living, because of their Seed to Seal promise. Every step from planting to bottling is detailed and controlled, and tested by third parties to ensure the most pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. Their farms are even open to visitors any time – you could go to their Lavender farm in Utah right now, to see the whole process! How cool is that?
I have a whole post dedicated on how to get your hands on Young Living essential oils, and you’re also welcome to leave your email in a comment below and I’ll send some info your way. Even if you’d just like to try a sample of Lavender (or another EO), I’d love to getcha the hookup. :)
What do you think, lovely?
Have you ever used Lavender EO?
What’s your can’t-live-without beauty product/tool?
Leave me a comment and let me know!