What if we told you that you could have natural beauty products that actually work and provide a host of health benefits?
Good news— it’s totally possible with the help of beneficial plants like lavender and rose!
Lavender and rose are popularly used just as they are.
People grow them in their gardens, give them as gifts, and decorate their homes with these beautiful flowers. But there are benefits beyond their beauty! Both lavender and rose have beneficial properties that can fight against skin ailments such as dryness, acne, rosacea, and more. In addition to that, they have chemical properties that can help with depression, anxiety, and stress.
At Muskoka Lavender, we believe that you don’t need to load beauty products with chemicals in order to get real results. That’s why we utilize the natural medicinal properties of lavender and rose flowers and craft all-natural, handmade beauty products that are made with locally grown ingredients. Plus, they’re naturally plant-based, paraben-free, SLS-free, gluten-free, organic, and free of harsh chemicals and fragrances.
HISTORY OF LAVENDER & ROSE FOR HEALTH BENEFITS
Rose and lavender definitely aren’t new on the skincare and beauty scene, though admittedly they’re trending at the moment. In fact, these two plants have been used for centuries as a natural medicine and skincare product. Ancient Egyptians would boil down rose petals to make balms for treating dry skin, and Romans and Greeks grew large rose gardens with the sole purpose of using the petals for medicinal purposes. Lavender has long been known for its calming properties.
BENEFITS OF ROSE
Roses are known as one of the most beautiful flowers in the world, but their beauty goes more than skin deep. Rose extracts have some incredibly amazing benefits when it comes to skincare and overall health. Rose essential oil contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can be used to achieve radiant, healthy skin and improve its overall appearance.
Some properties and benefits include:
• High in Vitamin C
Rosehip contains high amounts of Vitamin C which helps the skin to produce higher levels of collages. The collagen replenishes and smooths out the skin resulting in an overall more youthful appearance.
• High in Vitamin E
Vitamin E found in roses helps to moisturize the skin, protecting against chronic dry skin or other ailments that come from dryness.
• High in Vitamin A
Also known as retinol, vitamin A helps protect against signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles.
• Protective Compounds
Compounds found in roses help to condition the skin which can protect against pollution or other irritants.
Rose extract is anti-inflammatory which means it can be used to calm the skin, reduce scarring, lower fever, sooth sunburn, reduce redness, treat acne, and relieve things such as psoriasis, rosacea, and dermatitis.
Because rose oil is a bactericide, it can be used to treat bacterial infections, both internally and externally.
• Antiseptic Properties
Rose extract can be used to restore the skins pH levels. It can also be applied to wounds and protect them from developing infections or to stop the flow of blood from a wound by contracting the blood vessels.
• Antispasmodic Properties
The essential oil extracted from roses can help to respiratory spasms, intestinal spasms, and muscular spasms. It can also help to cure things such as muscle pulls and cramps.
• Antiviral Properties
Rose essential oil is an antiviral agent meaning it can be used to protect against various viruses and infections.
• Astringent Properties
Rose oil can be used to strengthen gums.
• Cleansing Properties
Not only can rose water clean impurities on skin without taking away moisture, it can also act as a 100% natural makeup remover.
• Lower Cortisol Levels
Rose extract can actually lower the levels of cortisol, which is the stress hormone, in the body resulting in a calming effect.
• Fights Mental Health Disorders
Rose oil actually boosts self-esteem and mental strength by regulating hormone production. It can be used as an anti-depressant or an anxiety treatment.
BENEFITS OF LAVENDER
Lavender is a short shrub typically found in sunny, stony habitats in the Mediterranean and beyond. The essential oil that is extracted from lavender flowers and leaves is used for medicinal and beauty purposes. Lavender is actually the best-known beauty herb on the market. It has been used for its health and beauty benefits for thousands of years.
Although it is used for its scent in products such as soaps, shampoos, bath gels, aromatherapy oil, and sachets, its natural fragrance makes it soothing and calming in addition to the properties that make it a great skin-care product. Lavender can be used topically to treat skin ailments and can also be used as an aromatherapy treatment option.
Some properties and benefits of lavender include:
On top of its wide range of health benefits, lavender is known to be one of the safest essential oils you can get, even for children and pregnant women.
Lavender’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a great treatment for inflamed skin.
• Soothing Scent
Lavender has a strong, but not overwhelming, natural fragrance that has a soothing and calming effect. Because of this, it can be used to treat things such as anxiety, high stress levels, depression, insomnia, agitation, exhaustion, or other mental health disorders, and even chronic headaches.
• Stimulates Cellular Growth
Lavender helps the top layer of the skin rejuvenate by stimulating cellular growth. This gives it anti-aging properties helping to smooth out the skin.
• Healing Properties
Lavender’s healing properties makes it one of the only essential oils that can be used to treat minor skin burns and wounds.
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Muskoka Lavender utilizes rose and lavender and all of their combined benefits in many of our products. We understand that, although they are both flowers, they have so much more to them than that and we take full advantage of the health and beauty benefits they provide.
That’s why we use them to create our natural, organic, hand-crafted beauty products.
Take the all-natural route in getting the healthy skin you deserve, and enjoy the added benefits from these flowers. Check out our products today!