When the air becomes colder and more dry during the winter months, many people often find that their skin also becomes dry and itchy. There are tons of dry skin remedies out there, but our favorite is a more natural approach: Lavender.

Lavender essential oil is most commonly known for its calming properties. Many people diffuse it next to their bed while they sleep or rub it on their pulse points before bed to ensure a restful night’s sleep. Not only will Lavender help calm your mind, it will help calm your skin as well.

Here are a couple ways to heal your dry skin with Lavender:

Dilute it in a carrier oil and moisturize

Your first instinct when your skin starts to feel dry might be to slather on a thick layer of lotion or body butter, BUT that actually may not be helping as much as you think it is. When using thick creams or lotions, many of them will not completely penetrate the skin to really moisturize because they’re so thick.

Instead, find a carrier oil that you love (fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil are a great place to start), add a few drops of Lavender, and rub that into your skin. Not only will these moisturizing oils help along with the Lavender, they will absorb into the skin more quickly and completely than most lotions.

Use our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist

Turn on the hot water in your shower and wait for the room to get steamy. Spritz a few sprays of the ShowerMist into the steam cloud and spray again as necessary while you soak in (literally!) the benefits.

Not only will you feel relaxed afterward, your skin will also thank you for all the moisturizing properties that Lavender has!

While you are using Lavender to heal your dry skin this winter, you’re also getting its other wonderful benefits as well. You’ll feel more relaxed AND your skin will thank you.

Why do you love Lavender?