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Lavender Water for Hair and Skin

Lavender water for hair and skin is distilled from the fragrant flowers of the lavender plant. It is very beneficial for dry and dull hair as well as problem areas on the skin.

I cover lavender water for hair and skin extensively in this article plus how to use it and share a great DIY lavender water recipe.

Lavender is widely used in the production of bath gels, shampoos, conditioners, soaps, deodorants, lotions, herbal infusions, essential oil, and tinctures.

Water made from flowers is also known as hydrolat or hydrosol.

Benefits of Lavender Water for Hair and Skin
Benefits of Lavender Water for Hair and Skin

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Benefits of Lavender Water for Hair

Excellent for the Scalp

The active ingredients in lavender water soothe and invigorates the scalp.

Eliminates Dandruff & Itchiness

The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of the lavender plant help eliminate itchiness and dandruff on the scalp.

Controls Sebum Production

If you have an oily scalp, lavender water can keep the production of sebum under control and balance the scalp’s pH.

Softens & Hydrates Hair

On the hair strands, lavender water softens hair, restores moisture, and promotes shine on dry and dull hair.

May Help With Alopecia

Combined with rosemary sprigs and/or essential oil, lavender water can be a potent combination when it comes to treating alopecia areata.

Benefits of Lavender Water for Skin

Soothes Skin

Lavender water soothes and invigorates the skin as well. It provides a refreshing feeling of well-being. 

Calms Skin

Lavender water helps calm inflammation and irritation of the skin.

Treats Acne

The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of lavender water make it ideal for treating acne.

Refines Appearance of Pores

If your skin is clogged, lavender water can help detoxify your skin and refine the appearance of pores.

Encourages Better Sleep Patterns

Lavender water can help reduce anxiety and stress and calm your nerves for a good night’s sleep.

A few drops in a diffuser will make an amazing difference if you have trouble sleeping.

How to Use Lavender Water for Hair

After shampooing and deep conditioning your hair, apply lavender water to your hair and scalp as a leave-in.

Massage thoroughly and style. You can also apply a light coating of your regular leave in conditioner if your hair feels like it needs it. 

How to Use Lavender Water for Skin

Lavender Water Skin Toner

As a skin toner, lavender water is invaluable. Even if you have perfect skin, using lavender water after cleansing in the evening can help maintain beautiful skin.

Apply to a cotton ball and wipe your face and neck with it before applying your moisturizer. You can use it once or twice a day depending on your skin’s reaction to it.

Lavender Water Makeup Setting Spray

Some ladies use lavender water to set makeup. Pour into a spray bottle with a few dollops of aloe vera gel.

Close and shake. To set makeup, hold a few meters away from the face and spray 2 – 3 times.

In place of aloe vera gel, you can use 1 – 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice.

Other Uses for Lavender Water

Other uses for lavender water include:-

  • Spray on pulse spots as a refreshing body spray.
  • Apply a few splashes as a refresher after a shave.
  • Lavender water can be used as a soothing spray on mild cuts, insect bites, and sunburns.
  • You can use lavender water to freshen up linen, clothes, bed sheets, and furniture.
  • Add a few tablespoons to a bath for a relaxing spa-like soak.
  • Mist your pillows with a few sprays of lavender water for calming and better sleep.
  • Pour lavender water into a diffuser for a calming and serene atmosphere at home or in your bedroom.
  • Did you know you can use lavender water in your pet care products as well? Freshen up your pet’s bed, linens, or play areas with a few mists of lavender water.

When using lavender water, it’s essential to ensure you’re using a high-quality, pure product without additives or preservatives.

Always do a patch test on a small area of your skin before using it more extensively, especially if you have sensitive skin or known allergies.

How to DIY Lavender Water

You will need a few handfuls of dried lavender flowers and distilled water for this recipe. If this lavender water is for hair, you can add 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary leaf to the recipe.

  • Bring 8 oz distilled water to boiling point then remove from the stove.
  • Strip the buds from a handful of lavender springs and add to the boiling water. Add the dried rosemary as well if you’re going to use it on your hair.
  • Cover and set aside to steep for 4 – 8 hours then strain and pour into an airtight container for skin or a spray bottle for hair.
  • You can add 4 drops of lavender essential oil if you wish. This helps enhance the smell and acts as a mild preservative.
  • Stored in the refrigerator, the lavender water should last for up to 3 months but if it smells funny prior to that time, discard it and make a fresh batch.

Shelf Life of Lavender Water

Keep lavender water stored in dark-colored, continuous mist spray bottles, fine mist sprayers, or spray bottles to ensure proper preservation.

Store your lavender water in a cool location away from sunlight. You can also store it in the refrigerator. It should last for up to 3 months.

However, if the mix changes color or smells funny before the 3-month mark, you should discard it and make a fresh batch.

If you want it to last longer than 3 months, you will need to use a stronger preservative such as Preservative Eco.

Where to Buy Lavender Water?

If you can’t be bothered to DIY lavender water, you can easily purchase lavender water online.

Some great brands include Leven Rose Pure Lavender Water, Mystic Moments Lavender Floral Water, and Heritage Store Lavender Flower Water.

You can also buy lavender flower water and hydrosols sourced from small family farms on Mountain Rose Herbs.

Heritage Store Lavender Flower Water | Benefits Skin, Hair & More | Aromatherapy Mist Spray | 8 fl oz
  • All In One: Add shine and vitality to hair, soothe and soften skin, use as toner and much more
  • Lavender: Made with pure Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil. Used to calm, soothe, and relax
  • Soothe And Soften: Known to soothe and comfort skin, and cleanse excess oils
  • Highest Quality: No Alcohol, Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates. Vegan, Eco-Friendly and Cruelty Free
Mystic Moments | Lavender Natural Hydrosol Floral Water 250ml | Perfect for Skin, Face, Body & Homemade Beauty Products Vegan GMO Free
  • BOTANICAL NAME: Lavandula Angustifolia
  • OUR HYDROSOL: A popular choice with a lot of our customers produced from the fresh lavender flowers produced by growers and distilled in the UK.
  • USAGE: Our Floral Waters are commonly used as natural and gentle skincare products, aromatic sprays, and in various therapeutic applications due to their soothing properties and delicate scents derived from plant distillation.
  • VARIETY: Our collection of Hydrosol Floral Waters are available in a diverse number of sizes to suit your needs. Whether buying for yourself, a friend or a loved one, you’ll find the right product.
  • ABOUT US: Mystic Moments is part of Madar Corporation Ltd, a family-owned business based on the edge of the New Forest. We pride ourselves on offering our customers a high standard of quality, competitive prices, fast delivery and great customer service.
Lavender Water Toner by Leven Rose, 100% Pure Organic Chemical Free Toner for Skin, Hair and Face 4 oz
  • 100% PURE, ALL-NATURAL Lavender Water – Tone naturally, relieve acne and reduce pores with this light scent. Great for sensitive or oily skin types. Can be used for morning and nighttime use and as a mid-day refresher.
  • FILLED WITH RICH ANTIOXIDANTS – This therapeutic oil firms face while it fights toxins and free-radicals and gives you a smooth and glowing complexion. Filled with anti-aging properties, restore your youthful appearance with daily application.
  • LIGHT SCENT – this calming aroma naturally relieves headaches and stress. Put this oil on nightly before bed, and the soothing qualities will prepare you for a restful sleep.
  • ONE INGREDIENT ONLY – No added fragrances, no additives, parabens, or GMOs. Dark amber glass bottle & glass stopper extends the shelf life as oils are light sensitive and must be stored in dark amber bottles to protect them from oxidation. (Pure natural oils that are not packaged in dark bottles will lose potency and become ineffective.)
  • MONEY BACK GUARANTEE – Leven Rose stands behind their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee – love it or get your money back!

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Abi is a curly hair expert who delved into the world of natural oils after severe hair loss issues. Through her research, study, and testing, she was able to regrow her bald spots & a healthy head of hair. She is the founder of Healthy Natural Hair Products & Ade Ori Hair Care, and the author of the highly-rated Healthy Hair Care Series. She continues to study hair science, Ayurveda, and natural and healthy solutions for hair and skin. Learn more about our Editorial Guidelines

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