The Magic of Lavender: Unveiling the Top 5 Benefits in Topical Formulations

The Magic of Lavender: Unveiling the Top 5 Benefits in Topical Formulations
The Magic of Lavender: Unveiling the Top 5 Benefits in Topical Formulations

In this article, you will discover why this fragrant flower is a powerhouse in topical formulations and why we like it in our ingredient portfolio.


You know the smell – sweet and calming. From candles to your last massage at the spa, Lavender Essential Oil is and has been associated with aromatic properties and applications for thousands of years – perhaps a relevant example of: Aroma Therapy.

You can find Lavender Essential oil in a couple of our topical products. Outside of its aromatic properties, the chemical compound profile of Lavender plant extract is one of magical proportions and offers synergistic potential in our topical ingredient profiles.

Compound Profile of Lavender Extract

Linalool: Associated with and widely referred to for its potential calming and anti-anxiety properties. Linalool has also been associated with modulation of microbial and inflammatory activity.

Linalyl Acetate: This compound has a floral scent and contributes to its calming effects, as well as its association with modulating inflammatory activity.

Camphor: Provides a cooling sensation with topical analgesic (pain-relieving) properties and applications.

Terpinen-4-ol: Known for antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Lavandulyl Acetate: Associated with soothing and relaxing properties.

Top 5 Therapeutic Benefits 

1. Influence on Inflammation

Lavender essential oil has been associated with anti-inflammatory potential for many, many years. Eczema, psoriasis, and acne are a few common conditions in which topical products contain Lavender Extract targeting cellular activity in skin cells.

2. Microbial Modulation

The chemical compounds in Lavender Extract have been associated with the potential to influence and inhibit the presence of harmful bacteria and fungi. So, for some skin conditions, topical formulators will use Lavender Essential Oil in an effort to prevent things like acne-pone skin.

3. Promotes Skin Healing

Lavender Essential Oil is associated with the stimulation of cellular activity and collagen production. Studies have shown that it, in some cases, enhanced granulation tissue formation and wound contraction by activating the expression of transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β), key for tissue repair.

4. Calming and Relaxing

Beyond its physiological associations, its aromatic properties are used in many environments to promote calm vibes and less stress. From your therapist’s office to the spa, Lavender is a staple ingredient.

5. Antioxidant Properties

Lavender Essential Oil contains several compounds such as Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, and Lavandulol, which exhibit strong antioxidant properties that can help neutralize free radical, the unstable molecules that can damage skin cells.

Top 5 Synergistic Ingredients

The combination of Lavender Essential Oil with other plant-derived compounds can help enhance the synergy of a topical formula -here are the five we like the most.

1. Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil is known for antimicrobial properties, which compliment Lavender Essential Oil with an added layer of protection against skin irritation from bacteria.

2. Chamomile Extract

Known for soothing properties, Chamomile Extract works in sync with Lavender Essential Oil helping to reduce irritated skin.

3. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is know as a hydrating agent with healing properties capable of soothing and repairing damaged skin, offering a perfect blend for post-sun care and minor skin irritations.

4. Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil mimics the skin's natural sebum production, providing deep hydration without clogging pores. When combined with Lavender Essential Oil, it helps balance moisture and skin cell repair.

5. Vitamin E

Topical Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant and synergistic pairing for Lavender Essential oil offer optimal anti-aging properties and protection from damaging free radicals. 


This pretty much sums up why we are a fan of Lavender Essential Oil in our ingredient portfolio. 


No comments

Leave a comment
Your Email Address Will Not Be Published. Required Fields Are Marked *