Antibacterial and Antiseptic
Lavender essential oil has strong antibacterial and antiseptic properties that make it a good agent for curing insect bites and sunburns, reports a 2006 study performed by the Entomology Research Institute of Loyola College. Soaps made with lavender essential oil are a healing aid for any type of skin infection.
Lavender’s antibacterial properties have also rendered it effective in treating scabies and eczema. For acute conditions, lather the soap to make a thick paste and cover the affected skin. Rinse thoroughly with cool water and pat dry.
Lavender has a crisp and clean fragrance with sweet and floral overtones that makes it a favorite among soap makers. Its scent is known to promote not only relaxation but also a good mood. Soaps made with lavender essential oil are also made for washing laundry, including linens, that will promote better sleep.
Other soaps made with lavender are dishwashing and floor soaps. Using lavender soap products in your household can help create a comfortable and relaxing environment.