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Pamper yourself! Lavender is excellent for your skin and body. Try one of these 20+ ideas for using lavender in your self-care routine.

Oh lavender, why do I love you so much? Maybe it’s because of your amazing fragrance, gorgeous flowers, or the many health benefits you contain.

Maybe it’s because you add the most amazing flavor to any recipes made with lavender. I mean – have you tried lavender berry jam yet?! It’s crazy good!

A basket of cut lavender sprigs

No matter the reason, I’ve got a real thing for lavender! Of course, what can you expect from a gal who started a lavender farm? I love using lavender any way that I can!

Today, I’m sharing a fabulous list of 20+ ways that you can use lavender for your skin and body. Let’s get started!

A row of lavender plants growing on hill

How is Lavender Good for Your Skin and Body?

Lavender can be a wonderful part of your daily self-care routine! Let’s look at what makes it so great:

dried lavender buds in glass jars
  • Antibacterial and antiseptic properties – Lavender’s antibacterial properties can help cleanse skin to prevent and treat minor infections. Think acne, blemishes, scrapes, and bug bites.
  • Wound healing – Due to its ability to fight bacteria, lavender may help promote proper wound healing, growth of healthy tissue, and better outcomes for scars.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties – Lavender’s anti-inflammatory properties can help soothe skin inflammation and irritation from things like eczema, psoriasis, sunburns, and insect bites.
  • Antioxidant properties – Lavender’s natural antioxidants may help fight free radicals and reduce signs of skin damage like fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and hyperpigmentation.
  • Headache Relief – Lavender aromatherapy may offer a natural remedy to headaches and migraines.
  • Pain Relief – Topical applications of lavender essential oils can also be used to reduce minor aches and pains.
  • Sleep Aid – One of the benefits of lavender oil and lavender-containing products is improved sleep. Lavender may help reduce insomnia and help you sleep peacefully.
  • Reduce Stress – Lavender is famous for its ability to reduce stress. Many people find that lavender calms their nerves and helps improve their mood.

Ways to Use Lavender for Skin and Body Care

Now, let’s look at some creative ways to put lavender to good use in your skin and body care products. I think you’re going to love trying these out!

1 – Lavender Sugar Scrub

Our first idea comes from Crissy at Frist Day of Home. Her Lavender Sugar Scrub would be great way to exfoliate and moisturize dry skin. Best of all, it’s simple to make and can be whipped up in no time!

Glass jars of homemade lavender sugar scrub

2 – Homemade Lavender Lotion

Elizabeth from At Home on the Prairie will show you how to make a Homemade Lavender Lotion recipe. This lotion is light, creamy, moisturizing and the perfect way to use lavender for sensitive skin.

A glass jar of homemade lavender lotion

3 – Simple Lavender Salve

The Simple Lavender Salve from Stacy over at No Fuss Natural sounds like a must try! It’s a soothing to the skin and smells amazing. And did I mention it only requires 4 ingredients?!

4 – Lavender and Lemon Sugar Scrub

The scent of lavender and lemon were made for each other. If you need a great gift idea, this Lavender and Lemon Sugar Scrub from One Little Project sounds like the perfect way to treat yourself or someone you love.

Glass jars filled with purple lavender and lemon sugar scrub

5 – Lavender Face Cream with Lilac and Violets

The Nerdy Farm Wife has a recipe for a Lavender Face Cream with Lilac and Violets that sounds wonderful! She’ll show you 3 different ways to make this soothing lavender skin cream.

A bowl of lavender face cream next to a spoon of wax pellets and flowers

6 – Lavender Sugar Body Scrub

We’ve got a Lavender Sugar Body Scrub up next from Nicole at Wonky Wonderful. All you’ll need is some oils, sugar and lavender. A simple and beautiful way to add lavender to your skincare routine!

A ceramic bowl of lavender sugar body scrub

7- DIY Body Wash

Jenni Raincloud has a great looking DIY Body Wash recipe to share with you. You can add any essential oil you want to this gentle body wash – you know I’d recommend you add a few drops of lavender oil!

A glass bottle and pump of DIY lavender body wash

8 – Chamomile Lavender DIY Body Wash

Doesn’t an all-natural Chamomile Lavender DIY Body Wash sound divine? Hop over to Life-N-Reflection to get the recipe and try this dreamy mixture for yourself.

9 – Whipped Lavender Body Butter DIY

Another great idea for incorporating lavender into your skin care routine would be with this Whipped Lavender Body Butter DIY recipe. Soap Queen will show you how it’s done!

Small jars of whipped lavender body butter set on a table

10 – DIY Lavender Massage Oil

Doesn’t a relaxing massage with some sweet-smelling lavender oil sound fantastic? Loving Essential Oils has a recipe blend for making a great DIY Lavender Massage Oil that will have you feeling like you just left the spa!

11 – Homemade Lavender Cleansing Grains: Facial Cleanser, Mask or Scrub

This recipe from Live Simply for Homemade Lavender Cleansing Grains looks like a good one! Use it as a mask, a cleanser or a scrub to experience the benefits of lavender for your skin.

A bowl of oatmeal and powdered lavender cleansing grains

12 – DIY Lavender, Rose and Oatmeal Milk Bath

I can’t wait to try Modern Homestead Mama’s DIY Lavender, Rose and Oatmeal Milk Bath recipe. It sounds like a great addition to a nice, relaxing bath at the end of the day.

Two jars of lavender, rose and oatmeal milk bath

13 – Oatmeal and Lavender Hydrating Body Wash

If you like nourishing, all-natural ingredients, you should check out this Oatmeal and Lavender Hydrating Body Wash from Thank Your Body. It’s made with jojoba oil and other fantastic ingredients to moisturize and soothe your skin with lavender goodness!

two pump bottles of oatmeal and lavender body wash

14 – DIY Lavender Shower Steamers

Fancy a little aromatherapy? Kim and Kayla from A Life Adjacent have a recipe for DIY Lavender Shower Steamers. They sound so luxurious and relaxing! Click over to their website for all the details.

A group of purple DIY lavender shower steamer tablets

15 – DIY Homemade Deodorant with Lavender

Here is another goodie from Live Simply. We’re talking DIY Homemade Deodorant with Lavender. If you’ve wanted to branch out from commercial deodorant products, this homemade version made with lavender and tea tree oil might be right up your alley!

A jar of creamy homemade lavender deoderant

16 – DIY Whipped Lavender Body Butter

Lavender is a natural fit for skin and body care products. This DIY Whipped Lavender Body Butter from Afropolitan Mom is a rich and soothing combination of lavender oil, coconut oil, and vitamin e oil.

A bowl of DIY whipped lavender body butter sits on colorful towels

17 – Homemade Lavender Calendula Skin Balm

Lavender and calendula are both great for the skin, so you know this Homemade Lavender Calendula Skin Balm has got to be a good one! Thanks to Mindful Momma for sharing the recipe!

A metal tin of homemade lavender calendula balm

18 – Whipped Lavender Sugar Scrub

Next, we have a Whipped Lavender Sugar Scrub shared by Laura from Our Oily House. I love a good sugar scrub and this one is definitely going on my must-try list!

A spoon sits in a glass jar of whipped lavender sugar scrub

19 – Natural Lavender Body Balm

You’ll want to checkout Tanya from Lovely Greens Natural Lavender Body Balm. Made with shea butter, beeswax and a combination of oils, this balm sounds amazing!

Small tins of natural lavender body balm and some springs of lavender

20 – Honey and Lavender Night Cream

Honey and lavender are always great combination! For something a little different, try the Honey and Lavender Night Cream from Premeditated Leftovers.

21 – Simple Lavender Body Oil

Stacy at No Fuss Natural has done it again! She’s sharing another great way for you to use lavender oil for your skin. Her Simple Lavender Body Oil is made with only 3 ingredients, and it will leave your skin feeling smooth and moisturized. Gotta love that!

22 – Homemade Lavender Body Butter

You can never have too much body butter, can you? Forging Magic has a quick and easy recipe that’ll have a batch of Homemade Lavender Body Butter ready for you in no time!

23 – Linen Lavender Eye Pillows

Enjoy all the aromatherapy benefits of lavender, by making these adorable linen lavender eye pillows – tutorial by yours truly.

DIY Linen Lavender Eye Pillows

More Lavender to Love

Well, my friends, that was quite the list of ways to use lavender for healthy skin! I hope you found something in this list that you’d like to try.

Let’s keep the lavender train rolling. I’ve got several other great articles about lavender for you to read. Feel free to take a look around!

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  1. Cami, what a great resource. Thank you! I’m so glad to see to you love lavender as much as I do. I have quite a number of plants at home and have toyed with he idea of planting lavender over my septic field to see if it would work in my high desert prairie garden. I attended the first Lavender Festival in Palisades, Colorado some 12 years ago and was so impressed with the growers and the industry that has emerged over there. I give lavender growing classes at our local garden centre as I have hopes that everyone will plant lavender in their gardens.