September 6, 2011
In addition to adorning gardens with its beauty, lavender can provide benefits to the skin and internal functions, inspiring many retailers to add extract from the flower to their beauty products.
Some individuals who suffer from insomnia, headaches and nervousness have found that inhaling the scent of lavender can help them relax and alleviate their symptoms. This can be achieved through a lavender-infused bath, candle or pillow. Additionally, drinking lavender tea can help ease indigestion by stimulating gastric juices.
Respiratory treatments, such as inhalers and vapor rub, may include lavender among the ingredients. In the realm of body skincare, beauty products featuring lavender can use the extract as a substitute for alcohol, which can be harsh on the skin.
Toners that include lavender, like the Elemis Balancing Lavender Toner, can restore pH levels back to normal and keep your T-zone oil-free. Individuals should apply toner after washing their face (so the cells are clear of dirt and grime) and before using moisturizer (as toner can enhance the effectiveness of lotions).
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