This famous plant needs no introduction. It can be found, in some form, in virtually every household. Originating from the Mediterranean, Lavender is now grown all over the world because it is such a useful and fragrant plant.
Aside from its well-known calming and relaxing properties, Lavender is one of the only essential oils that is gentle enough to use undiluted on the skin. The oil contains a number of important constituents that benefit the skin. One of these is Linalol, which has an antiseptic action against bacteria and viruses, and can help to heal skin irritations such as burns, cuts, sores and acne. The ketones in Lavender work on reducing pain and inflammation. And the esters reduce irritation, prevent scarring, and fight fungal infections.
Lavender is a valuable addition to any skin-healing remedy.