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Focus on Ingredients: Lavender

Focus on Ingredients: Lavender

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Calming, Healing Lavender
When I smell lavender, I picture a field of beautiful lavender flowers, take a deep breath, and feel my muscles loosen and my mind relax. It’s no mystery it has this effect - lavender and lavender oil have been used in aromatherapy and herbal medicine dating back to ancient Egypt.

“There, lavender oil played a role in the mummification process. During later times, lavender became a bath additive in several regions, including Persia, ancient Greece, and Rome. These cultures believed that lavender helped purify the body and mind.” (Healthline)

Medicinal Uses
Since ancient times, lavender has been used as a pain reliever. It has been used to treat everything from toothaches to headaches. Studies have suggested that consuming lavender as a tea can help digestive issues such as vomiting, gas, and an upset stomach. As an aromatherapy, it can be used to help relieve stress and anxiety, improve moods, and even help with insomnia. 

Skin and Hair Care Benefits
Lavender oil is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Lavender oil helps cleanse your skin and lessen redness and irritation. From treating wounds and minor burns to treating acne and healing bug bites, it really is a good friend to our skin (and hair)!

Here are some skin and hair issues Lavender can help with:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Sunburn
  • Itchy scalp
  • Dandruff

Heliotrope Products
We feature almost 80 products that include wonderful, healing Lavender. Here are some of our favorites:

Aloe & Lavender Face Cleanser - Prepare your skin for toning and moisturizing with this fresh, natural cleanser. Perfect for all skin types, the gentle and effective botanicals will moisturize and protect your skin.

Lavender & Willow Refreshing Toner - Spray it on anytime - it delivers micro-molecules of healing lavender essential oil and astringent willow bark extract. Additional botanicals help revive tired and dry skin, while zinc helps fight blemishes. Your skin will feel fresh and awake!

Jojoba & Shea Butter Hydrating Lotion - Choose the Cypress Lavender-scented version! Two moisturizing heavy hitters go up to bat against dry skin, with help from safflower oil and seaweed! This lotion will leave you feeling fresh and supple, and the lavender scent will help soothe your mind.

Aloe Sulfate-Free Foaming Shower Gel - even the fragrance-free option of this all-around great moisturizing cleanser features lavender as one of its key ingredients. This gel turns into a luxurious foam, without drying sulfates! Feel the aloe soothe, heal, moisturize and restore balance to your skin, with or without scent added.

Hair Care Travel Sampler - This kit comes with an all-natural, moisturizing shampoo and a conditioner with jojoba and panthenol (pro-vitamin B5). Also included is moisturizing soap (choose any you like, but we're fond of the Lavender Sage).

See all of our products that include Lavender here-------> Lavender Goodness!


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