*This review is based upon my oily, acne prone and sensitive skin.*
Hi Guys! I hope you all are doing good..
Today I am going to review Mesmara Lavender Essential Oil with you all. Yesterday I reviewed their Australian Tea Tree Essential Oil as well, so don’t forget to check it out. Just like Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil is also very beneficial in treating various skin conditions and soothe it.
Ever since I used the Zaria Skin Brightening Serum by Elixir Shop, I had always wanted to try lavender essential oil separately. It not only reduces acne but also lightens scars, reduces blemishes and treats the issue of hyperpigmentation. It also reduces skin inflammation and is widely used to treat certain chronic skin conditions.
Lavender Essential Oil has innumerous benefits for the skin, hair and body. I will make sure to list down most of them below.. Lavender Essential Oil was widely used in different forms by people of ancient times to avail its beauty benefits and perfume the skin or room.
Lavender has a lot of species and not all the Lavender Oils smell the same. However, most of the lavender essential oils have a wonderful, sweet and mesmerising aroma. A very important factor to be kept in mind while using any essential oil is not to use it directly on the skin. These oils are highly concentrated and should always be diluted with some carrier oil before using. Otherwise, they may lead to more harm than good.
Now that the disclaimer and a little intro about this oil is out of our way, let’s quickly get started.. If you are interested in knowing the benefits of Lavender Oil, how I use it, will I recommend you to use it and what is my final verdict about this product, then please keep on reading this post till the end..
What is Lavender Essential oil?
Lavender essential oil is extracted from lavender flowers. For over 2500 years’ Lavender essential oil is used in medicinal and aromatic practices. It has aromatic, carminative and nervine properties. Lavender essential oil has floral, sweet and herbaceous smell.
THERAPEUTIC GRADE: 100% Pure, Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- no fillers, additives, bases or carriers added.
EXTRACTION: Mesmara Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil is extracted by the process of steam distillation from the flower spikes of Lavandula angustifolia. We follow strict guidelines to protect the natural properties of the oil during extraction and packaging.
AROMA: Mesmara Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil has a floral, herbaceous, fresh scent with balsamic woody undertone
ORIGIN: Imported from Bulgaria and proudly bottled in India.
FRESHNESS ASSURED: Mesmara Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil comes in an amber coloured glass bottle to block the light and keep the oil fresh.
Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. Avoid use with sensitive or damaged skin. Do not use undiluted on skin. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. For external use only..
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Cost: Rs. 700 for 15 ml
Shelf Life: 36 months
The bottle comes in a pink colored outer cardboard carton. The product comes in a dark brown colored glass bottle to prevent the oil from light oxidation. It has a white, plastic screw cap which is sturdy and mess proof.
Smell: Camphoraceous/Herbaceous with a hint of some other scent.
The smell is not actually good as I expected it to be. It is something I’ve never smelled before, thus I’m finding it really difficult to describe it.
Benefits of Mesmara Lavender Essential Oil:
*Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
*Lightens acne scars and hyper pigmentation
*Calms down skin irritation
*Makes skin nourished and hydrated
*Deep cleanses the skin
*Treats skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne etc
*Heals wounds, cuts, nicks, bites, burns, rashes etc
*Reduces swelling on the skin
*Rejuvenates skin cells
*Reduces and treats dandruff proble
*Prevents hair loss and hair breakage
*Treats itchy scalp
*Makes hair shiny and deep conditioned
*Helps fight stress
*Has anti bacterial and anti oxidant properties
*Promotes good sleep
My Experience with Mesmara Lavender Essential Oil:
As my research says, there are two main types of Lavender which are used in making Lavender essential oils and have almost the same efficacy. One is French Lavender which has a very pleasing aroma while the other one is Spike Lavender which has a “not-so-pleasing” scent and smells like camphor.
Since this oil has a high camphoraceous scent to it, I am sure it would be Spike Lavender. I am not very happy with the smell and would love if it was sweet and spellbinding just like the French Lavender but I don’t mind smells a lot if I am assured by a product’s quality and performance.
I love using essential oils in a diffuser and make my room smell good. With this one, I can’t but there are a lot of other purposes I take it for. First of all, I love to apply it by diluting it in Speaking Tree Jojoba Carrier Oil on my face to detoxify and tone it. I apply it on my skin with my fingers and it gets absorbed quickly.
I like to use it every morning after washing my face and maintaining the natural oil balance of my skin. It does not make skin look oily or shiny and does not clog my pores. It also feels soothing on the skin but does not feel very cool which is why I can easily apply it in winters too. My skin looks deep cleansed and balanced after using it.
It does not cause any skin irritation or itching but actually reduces inflammation, if I have any. It reduces my acne and makes it less painful. Due to its deep cleansing properties, it also brightens the skin and de-tans it. It also prevents new acne to a much greater extent..
As for my hair, I love using it to condition them as they look really manageable afterwards. I do not get any tangles after using it until next wash. For a conditioner, what I do is I add just three drops of it into ten drops of coconut oil and apply it into my damp hair.
It does not make hair look greasy or oily as the amount I use on my medium sized hair is enough. If you have shorter hair, go for lesser quantity to maintain that volume and freshness. Even though this lavender does not smell very good, it does not have a very strong scent in the hair which is again a plus point.
It has also helped my father in reducing and preventing dandruff, thus it also gets rid of itchy scalp. He also applies few drops of it on to his joints whenever he has any pain and it gets rid of it quite effectively.
Pros of Mesmara Lavender Essential Oil:
*Available in a pack of 15 ml and 30 ml
*Often available on huge discounts on Amazon
*100% Pure and Natural
*Value for money
*Doesn’t make skin dry
*Gives relief from muscle pain
*Does not cause any skin irritation
Cons of Mesmara Lavender Essential Oil:
*Does not have a dropper or roll on inside
*Only available online, that too just on Amazon
Will I purchase it?
Yes. I like using Lavender Essential Oil on my skin for different purposes and would love to grab it again whenever it is on a discount.
Will I recommend it?
Yes. You must buy this oil from Mesmara if you are thinking of trying Lavender for your skin and hair. However, I would not recommend it if you are planning to buy it for air freshener or diffuser.
Is it worth the money?
Yes. I find it pricey but it is worth the money charged. It works wonderfully on the skin and does not cause any side effects.
My Ratings: 4.6/5