Some of the Benefits of Using our Lemon Lavender Hair & Body Butter
Essential Oils and Natural Butters have been used for centuries for wellness practices and religious purposes. Evidence has proven that as early back as the Ancient Egyptians, essential oils were even being used in embalming processes.
Since both essential oils and natural butter have amazing effects on our body, we are thankful for the new awareness that has made an impact in today’s culture.
But how do you know what oils and butters are best to use, and for what purposes?
Today, I want to discuss the benefits and purposes that Lemongrass, Lavender, and Shea Butter has on hair and skin.
Did you know that essential oils and all-natural shea butter have the abilities to help relieve dry scalp? That they can help to control dandruff, strengthen, thicken and can even make your hair shiny and healthy?
Each oil and butter has its own special natural benefit and fighting agents.
Dry brittle hair?
Lavender is known for protecting hair that is vulnerable to excessive breakage. Lavender also contains hair growth and thickening agents and fights dry scalp with its natural hydrating elements. But one of the most amazing benefits of lavender is that it can help to control hair loss.
Lavender oil has natural regenerative properties and is a wonderful solution to those with alopecia areata.
This is an autoimmune disease that rejects hair follicle growth. It is no wonder that Lavender Oil is well-known for being a natural healing agent that controls and fights damaged hair.
It is also a very powerful oil that is effective on lice and nits.
But maybe you have oily hair?
Lemongrass is a powerful acting essential oil to help with dull, oily hair. When mixed with peppermint and a carrier oil, such as shea butter, you create a natural hair treatment that will control your oily hair when used 1-2 times a week.
But Lemongrass oil, also effectively helps to treat fungal infections on scalp such as dandruff, psoriasis, ringworm (tinea capitis), folliculitis, and seborrheic dermatitis. It is one of the best oils for soothing scalp infections and is loaded with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
The answer is no!
Shea Butter is a natural butter that is a great carrier oil. It will not leave your hair greasy and will work with the oily or dry scalp. If you tend to have more oily hair, shea butter will reduce the oil production, but if your hair is dry, it will moisture and reduce flaking, known as dandruff.
And because of it’s non-toxic and gently formula, Shea Butter is one of the best healing agents for Cradle Cap, which is a crusty or scaly patches of an infants scalp.
Shea Butter is also a great natural anti-frizz and leave in conditioner. It seals in the moisture by coating each strand of hair in a thin, non-greasy layer of natural plant-based fat.
It is the best natural butter to use for all your hair conditions.
Now that we have the benefits of your hair, let’s talk skin.
Lavender has many benefits of being used on the skin including acne treatment and control. Lavender oil inhibits the bacteria that cause the initial infection and helps to regulate some of the over-excretion of sebum.
It is also used to treat wrinkles and skin conditions, such as psoriasis, due to its anti-bacterial agents and improves the formation of scar tissue.
Lavender is also a natural detoxin against daily toxins and other pollutants that our skin is exposed to, along with containing powerful antiseptic properties to treat cuts and scrapes.
Most definitely an essential oil for many uses.
For most, we know Lemongrass is a wonderful additive to Thai cooking, but did you know it has amazing qualities for the skin as well?
Because Lemongrass is a source of essential vitamins including folate and vitamin C, it holds skin healing properties. It also is an effective cleanser for all skin types. Due to its astringent, which is an oil reducer, and antiseptic properties, lemongrass oil is perfect for glowing skin, along with toning and strengthening your skin tissues.
Lemongrass oil is a natural remedy to treat athletes foot and other fungal infections such as warts, due to its anti-fungal properties, but I think my favorite all-time use for lemongrass oil, is that it reduces puffiness of the skin due to its diuretic properties!
Now that we have discussed the oils, but what about Shea Butter?
Shea butter contains several anti-inflammatory agents to treat and reduce skin inflammation and it also normalizes the skin faster due to its deep penetration into the skin layers.
Due to the fatty acids of the butter, making this vegetable butter close to animal fat, it nourishes the skins deep layers and supports collagen production. Shea Butter is also a wonderful hydrating agent and if used during pregnancy, it will reduce the number of stretch marks that your body makes.
But the #1 best use of Shea Butter is a natural skin moisturizer. Shea Butter will melt on the skin creating a non-greasy coat of projection. Applying Shea butter all over the body after a bath or a long swim will help keep the skin hydrated and soft.
Essential Oil and Natural Butter use on the hair and skin will continue to provide results even after they are used. They will continue to the heal the body, finding the root of the issue that they are fighting.
Such a SheaSational quality!