Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Essential oils are used in most of the formulations of Herbally Radiant. These contain soothing fragrance and carry organic ingredients right into the pores.  Herbally Radiant does not use any chemicals as preservatives or any synthetic fragrance.  A right kind of essential oil can produce the same effect as preservative.  Lavender essential oil is one of the most common ingredients in our products. It would therefore be useful to know a little more about it.

Essential Oil Lavender: Several Herbally Radiant products contain Lavender essential oil  because of its excellent  healing properties. It is one of the most popular essential oils because of the variety of  its uses. People have used lavender oil to treat headaches, stress, tension, burns, pain, infections, wounds, and high blood pressure - benefits are many. Lavender oil is taken from the flowers of lavender plants through steam distillation. Because lavender flowers are so fragrant, they have been used in potpourri and perfumes for many years. The oil found in lavender flowers is great for aromatherapy, and can be found in aromatherapy lotions, soaps, gels, infusions, and oils.

Lavender essential oil has a variety of healing properties. It is great for skin because of its anti-fungal and antiseptic properties; it is often used to treat skin problems like wrinkles, cellulite, stretch marks, rashes, inflammations, acne, cold sores, hives, bug bites, stings, ring worm psoriasis and when lavender oil is combined with chamomile, it can treat eczema. The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties will lower swelling, itch, and pain, while  aiding in tissue recovery.  Other benefits include : muscle pain relief in case of sore muscle, sprain, joints and muscular aches, relaxation, relief from migraine and other headaches, calming effect on nervous system, relief from discomfort caused by shock, vertigo, premenstrual syndrome, delusions, panic attacks, relief from digestive problems, vomiting , relief from dandruff, dry scalp and hair loss.

Lavender oil is, therefore,  used extensively in aroma therapy for its curative effects.

Lavender oil is mostly known as a middle note (takes a while to establish a scent), but is often used with other essential oils like pine, clary, geranium, nutmeg, cedar wood and sage, which also allows it to be used as a base (very fragrant, long-lasting) or top note (very fragrant, short-lived).


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