Lavender oleolite , not to be confused with essential oil , is a natural product obtained by macerating the flowering tops of lavender in vegetable oil.
The plant releases its precious nutrients and most valuable substances into the fatty part of the oil.
The end result is an extraordinarily useful and versatile oil for cosmetic use , which can be used both pure and as a base to obtain creams, soaps and other cosmetic products.
For example, it can be very useful to lighten the skin in case of dermatitis, eczema, or other skin irritations. It is perfect for the care of oily skin or skin affected by pimples, acne or blackheads. It can be used as a massage oil to soothe muscle pain due to contractures or as a natural remedy for ear infections.
Properties and uses
Lavender oil has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, healing, soothing and relaxing properties .
It is particularly suitable for treating:
Dermatitis, eczema and other skin irritations .
Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties and is one of the most suitable natural products to soothe inflammation of the skin due to real pathologies, or caused by irritating external agents (wind, water, soaps, detergents, etc.) . It's great for relieving dermatitis, eczema, urticaria, itching and insect bites. It is also useful for burns and sunburn (although in this case hypericum oil is more suitable).
Contractures and muscle pains .
Lavender oil stands out for its particular relaxing and anti-inflammatory action, very useful for relieving muscle pain due to contractures. In this case it can be used as a real massage oil, also useful for relaxing and driving away the tension accumulated during the day. For the same reason it is perfect applied in the evening, to relax and induce sleep.
Thanks to its relaxing properties, lavender oil can be a great help for headaches. Simply apply the oil to your forehead and temples and massage gently until fully absorbed.
Oily skin, or with acne .
Lavender oil, thanks to its antiseptic and healing properties, brings many benefits especially on oily and acne-prone skin. In this case, just use it several times a day by applying a few drops on the face and letting the skin absorb it.
Otitis and ear cleaning .
The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory action of lavender can also be exploited to naturally treat inflammation of the ear system (otitis), both in adults and children. Just apply one, or maximum two drops in the ear canal and leave the oil to act for about 15 minutes, lying down and keeping the head tilted, so that the oil does not come out, dirtying clothes and sheets. Once this is done, just tilt your head to the opposite side and let the oil come out, using paper to avoid getting dirty.
Face make-up remover .
Not everyone knows that the best way to dissolve make-up is not water or soap, but fatty substances such as vegetable oils. In this regard, lavender oil is one of the most suitable oleolites. You can use it for example when you're in the shower, adding a little lavender oil on a sponge, then gently passing it over your face and eyes. Then just rinse thoroughly with warm water. Or, if you're not in the shower, you can use the oil by applying a few drops on a cotton ball, then passing it over the eyes and face until the make-up is completely removed, then rinsing off with warm water.
On the hair, against dandruff and lice .
Due to its antiseptic action, lavender oil is also a valid aid in combating dandruff. Furthermore, as advised by Dr. Mozzi (see video below) is also a very valid aid for eliminating and preventing the appearance of lice.
- Source Doctor Mozzi
Watch the video on how to make an oil liqueur