Why Lavender is Amazing for Your Skin & Health

We're diving into one of nature's best-kept secrets for beautiful skin – lavender. This fragrant purple flower is more than just a pretty face in your garden. It’s packed with benefits that can do wonders for your skin and overall health. Ready to find out more? Let’s go!

Pssst.. Looking for herbal infused skincare with the magic of lavender? Click here to shop all products with lavender. :)

lavender benefits for skin health


Lavender and Overall Skin Health

In addition to these benefits, lavender also supports overall skin health:

  • Hydration: Lavender helps keep your skin hydrated, which is essential for a healthy glow.
  • Balances Oil Production: Whether you have oily or dry skin, lavender can help balance your skin’s oil production, making it ideal for all skin types.
  • Detoxifies Skin: Lavender helps remove toxins from the skin, which can lead to clearer, healthier skin.
  • Stimulates Collagen Production: Collagen plays roles in skin hydration, elasticity, and wound healing. It’s what keeps your skin plump. A 2016 study showed that lavender boosts collagen production. 
  • Anti-Aging Effects: Lavender is rich in antioxidants, which help protect your skin from free radicals. These nasty things can make your skin look older. Antioxidants help keep your skin looking youthful and fresh.

Lavender Benefits for Skin

Lavender has been used for centuries, and it’s no surprise why. Here are some of the top benefits of lavender for skin:

  • Reduces Acne: Lavender has natural antibacterial properties that help fight acne-causing bacteria. A study published in 2005 showed that lavender essential oil can inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause acne.
  • Soothes Eczema and Dry Skin: Lavender is great for calming irritated skin. As shown in a 2018 study, lavender’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce redness, inflammation, and irritation. This makes it perfect for conditions like eczema. (Psst. If you have eczema, check out this blog post about eczema care.)
  • Heals Injuries and Burns: Got a cut or a burn? Lavender oil can help! Research has shown that lavender oil promotes wound healing and reduces scarring.
  • Fights Fungal Infections: Lavender’s antifungal properties can help treat fungal infections like athlete’s foot and ringworm. A 2015 study found that lavender oil was effective against various strains of fungi.

Aromatherapy for Relaxation

But wait, there’s more! Lavender isn’t just great for your skin; it’s also fantastic for your mind. Aromatherapy for relaxation is a well-known benefit of lavender. Here’s how:

  • Reduces Stress and Anxiety: The soothing scent of lavender can help reduce stress and anxiety. A study published in 2013 found that lavender aromatherapy significantly reduced stress and anxiety levels in participants.
  • Improves Sleep: Struggling with sleep? Lavender might be the answer. Its calming scent can help you relax and fall asleep faster. A 2015 study found that lavender aromatherapy improved sleep quality in participants.

Shop Products with Lavender

At Ora’s Amazing Herbal, we know the magic of lavender, and we’ve infused it into some of our best products to help you enjoy all these wonderful benefits. Check out these favorites containing lavender:

Blissful Earth Body Powder

Dust on this delightful lavender scented powder to absorb excess moisture on underarms, bra lines, thighs, and feet.
Talc, corn, and grain free.


Blissful Earth Body Oil

Find your Bliss as you envelope your senses in lavender aromatherapy. 
Lightweight moisture pairs perfectly with ultra healing herbs for happy skin.


Lavender Salve

One of our newest salves, we've made this extra gentle with lavender & rosemary.
Shmear on a thin layer for all the benefits lavender has to offer.


Magic Face Potion

This magical serum uses lavender alongside other Amazing botanical actives which boost collagen production, fight free radicals, and keep aging skin healthy.


After Sun & Shave Oil

Our most concentrated body oil, After Sun is intentionally made to heal and nourish skin.
Soak in the cooling sensations of mint and tea tree along the calming scent of lavender.



Experience the magic of lavender and take your skincare routine to the next level with these amazing products.  Your skin (and your mind) will thank you!

Want to learn more about lavender? Read "The Wonders of Lavender" for even more information (and an Amazing tea recipe!).




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