The Best Lavender Beauty Products
Lavender is a Mediterranean plant that smells divine and offers various benefits, including the ability to relieve anxiety and stress, promote better sleep, boost skin vitality, and provide healing capabilities due to its anti-inflammatory effects. It’s a popular ingredient in household items, aromatherapy, tea and other beverages, as well as in hair care and skin care.
In controlled studies, lavender has also been found to promote calmness, elevate one’s mood, relieve depression, and improve memory functions. Lavender essential oil may also relieve pain and has been used as an alternative treatment for headaches, lower back pain, arthritis, carpel tunnel, and other ailments.
We’ve assembled a guide to the best lavender beauty products that will instantly transport you to a state of calmness and tranquility, improve skin and hair, and more.
Bonblissity Sweet + Single Lavender Luxury Candy Scrub ($20)
These single-use, candy-wrapped solid scrubs are super handy in a pinch—there's no mess, no jars, and nothing else quite like them. Grab, unwrap, and massage onto skin with a touch of water. It turns into a 3-in-1 lotion, leaving skin silky soft and exfoliated. Features a soothing classic lavender scent with hints of musk and amber.
Dial Complete Fresh Lavender Foaming Hand Wash ($2.30)
This antibacterial foaming hand wash is specially formulated for the kitchen in order to kill common kitchen bacteria and eliminate stubborn food odors. The vibrant purple formula features a fresh lavender scent for a calming and relaxing effect.
Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask ($50)
This skin balancing and calming mask is ideal for sensitive, blemish-prone skin. Clarifying and soothing rosemary, thyme, and lavender essential oils are blended with kaolin to purify dull, blemished, and congested complexions. You may experience an active tingling sensation as the mask gently but deeply cleanses, re-balances, and nourishes.
Eminence Organic Skin Care Lavender Age Corrective Night Concentrate ($68)
This rejuvenating serum works with your body's own repair cycle to deeply nourish and revitalize skin. Shea butter, argan stem cells and jojoba oils combine in this face serum to increase firmness and elasticity while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Evening primrose oil provides soothing hydration, while lavender oil calms and tones skin so you awaken to a smooth and youthful complexion.
eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream in Lavender Jasmine ($3.49)
This rich, non-foaming scented shaving cream is packed with natural shea butter, as well as vitamins C and E for beautiful skin. With 24 hours of skin-softening moisture, it’s so moisturizing that you can shave wet or dry. Plus, it’s enriched with aloe and oat extract to help prevent nicks and razor bumps.
Epicuren French Lavender After Bath Moisturizer ($14.50-$68.50)
Keep your skin at its smoothest and silkiest with the amino acids and shea butter-enriched formula. The creamy texture diminishes dryness and dehydration, while lavender essential oil lends a soothing, sophisticated scent. Smooth this lotion over your entire body after bath or shower, paying special attention to drier skin areas.
Farmaesthetics Deep Lavender Rub ($30)
This deeply comforting chest and neck rub utilizes the heat-producing essential oils of ginger, rosemary, and eucalyptus to relax and release upper respiratory tightness due to colds, allergies, stress, or asthma. An excellent lineament for stiff or strained muscles due to over-exertion or inactivity (both extremes can yield sore muscles), and lots of lavender with its relaxing, antiviral, and antibacterial properties to quiet the whole system.
FarmHouse Fresh Buttermilk Lavender Steeped Milk Lotion ($31)
Dip into a soft and sleepy blend of buttermilk, coconut milk and the steeped infusion of organic lavender flowers. To make this uncommonly crafted nourishing lotion that banishes dry skin, USDA-organic lavender is slow-steeped into creamy organic coconut milk. The freshly steeped milk is then blended into the lotion, making it the most precious and pristine bottle of infused, feathery softness you've ever enjoyed.
Fivesso Premium Lavender Coffee Body Scrub ($17.95)
This lavender coffee body scrub is made with light roasted organic coffee grounds, organic olive oil, organic honey, Himalayan pink sea salt, organic cocoa butter, organic jojoba oil, organic glycerin, and organic lavender essential oil to provide you with the highest quality experience of exfoliation. The brand’s scrubs are handcrafted in the USA and contain the highest-quality ingredients.
Freedom Lavender Citrus Deodorant, Everywhere Spray & Lipbalm ($7.50-$17.50)
Beat the heat and stay fresh with the natural deodorant stick while the spray can be used on your body, yoga mat, in the car—everywhere! Keep lips soft and hydrated with the lip balm, which contains sunflower oil, olive oil, and beeswax. All products feature a calming lavender citrus scent to keep you feeling cool, calm, and collected.
GoodJanes Eye Swear Moisturizing Eye Cream ($27.95)
More than an eye cream, this is a game-changing, age-defying blend of naturally-derived ingredients that are married with modern science to reduce dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines. Featuring lavender oil, aloe vera, and vitamins C and E, it melts into the skin and leaves it feeling hydrated and firm.
Herbal Dynamics Beauty Essentials Pure Lavender Hydrosol Mist ($12)
This refreshing lavender mist soothes redness, helps with skin irritations related to acne, helps balance the skin’s pH, and provides an array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It also offers calming properties that leave your skin feeling peaceful, hydrated, and youthful!
Herbivore Lavender Sea Mist Texturizing Salt Spray ($20)
Formulated with the same salinity as the Pacific Ocean, this naturally fragrant sea salt spray will bring new life and beachy volume to uninspired locks. Aloe is a perfect counterpart to the sea salt present in this product and works to keep hair moisturized, balanced and healthy, while lavender essential oil provides a calming and uplifting natural scent.
Indigo Wild Zum Bar Lavender-Rosemary Goat’s Milk Soap ($5.95)
Features saponified 100% food-grade olive, coconut, palm, and castor oils in a goat's milk base, with herbs, essential oils and mineral pigments. Lavender brings the sweet ambrosial and ﬂoral ﬂights, while rosemary punches your nose in camphoric and woodsy hooks.
Jason Calming Lavender Body Wash ($8.99)
Gently cleanse and nourish your skin with this gentle body wash that is infused with nutrient-rich vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5. Lavender and marigold extracts soothe and soften the skin, while the formula is also free of parabens, phthalates, and harsh sulfates.
Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist ($32-$42)
This lightweight lavender mist hydrates the skin and soothes the senses with a calming scent. Rich in plant-based antioxidants, a potent lavender extract helps protect the skin and rebalance dryness to restore your natural glow. Skin is left feeling soft, hydrated, and dewy.
LALICIOUS Sugar Lavender Velour Body Melt ($38)
Restore dewiness and quench dryness with this intensely nourishing body melt. The rich formula sinks into skin for an effortless, touchable finish. The innovative treatment contains cold-pressed coconut oil and organic, cold-pressed Kalahari melon seed oil, which has naturally high levels of antioxidants. These powerful naturals help defend skin against pollution and sun damage.
Le Mieux Lavender Floral Mask ($15)
This calming gel mask is formulated with natural extracts to reduce irritation, inflammation, and redness. Features ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid (a key amino acid) and seven soothing botanical extracts to promote soft, supple skin while providing a relaxing aromatherapy experience.
Legend of the Spa Lavender Field Bath Salts ($24)
Soothe body and mind with the detoxifying powers of sun-dried sea salts with relaxing lavender essential oil. This wonderful bath draws out toxins from the skin, muscles, and bloodstream to relieve aches and pains, eases tension, headaches, arthritic and rheumatic pains, and skin problems such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Perlier Liguria Honey & Lavender Bath Cream ($20)
For 2019, Perlier is excited to introduce their limited-edition Lavender Honey line from Liguria, Italy. Protected by a mountain range but parallel to the sea, Liguria is a unique region in Cinque Terre that produces the precious and exclusive Liguria honey, rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Also known for their extraordinary variety of flowers, Perlier uses lavender extract from the region in their new limited-edition line. This bath and shower cream has an ultra-rich texture that leaves the skin rich and super hydrated, helping to combine a feeling of comfort and hydration along with the relaxing notes of lavender.
Primal Elements Sweet Lavender Natural Deodorant ($15)
This deodorant is aluminum-free, baking soda, alcohol-free, paraben-free, and sulfate-free. Instead of blocking the pores with a harsh chemical like aluminum to prevent sweating, natural deodorant allows skin to breathe and sweat to get rid of harmful toxins. This unique formula is rich in natural oils and nourishes the skin with gentle odor protection, leaving behind the scent of fresh lavender with a twist of sweet vanilla.
Queen V Royal Pain Spray ($8)
Featuring a unique blend of lavender and cardamom essential oils, this pain-reducing spray may help with pain from menstrual cramps, headaches, and soreness. To use, spray two to three times directly on your abdomen or affected areas, and gently massage into skin.
RE: Botanicals Relief Body Oil in Lavender ($29.99)
The metal ball roll-on applicator makes the body oil easy-to-use and convenient to take with you in a purse or a pocket. The relief body oil is USDA-certified organic and made from full-spectrum organic hemp and USDA-certified organic MCT oil. Lavender is a versatile essential oil known for its calming effects, whether to help meet the challenges of the day or relax before sleep.
Salt by Hendrix Flowers In Your Dreams - Lavender ($22)
Not just for your hair, this fragrant little friend is full of moisturising goodness and will be loved by your skin alike. Spray before bedtime for an extra good sleep thanks to the organic lavender oil infused into this treatment.
Slip Relax Roller ($30)
Featuring key fragrance notes of cedarwood, lavender and bergamot oil, this relaxing oil can be applied onto your wrists anytime you need to relax. Tip: Allow oil to fully absorb before contact with your slip® pure silk pillowcase or sleep mask.
Sonoma Lavender Co. Lavender Spa Neck Pillow in Classic Lilac Dot Fabric ($54.95)
Soothe achy tired muscles with the calming lavender scent and moist warmth of this neck pillow. Heat in the microwave or tumble dryer, or chill in the freezer! The ultra-soft cover can be removed and thrown into the wash.
Touchland Power Mist Lavender Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer ($12)
This hand sanitizer is infused with essential oils and packaged in a sleek, modern container perfect for your pocket. Pulverizer spray system ensures the fast-evaporating sanitizer formula is evenly distributed to kill 99.99% of harmful bacteria, while the natural ingredients keep your skin feeling soft all day long.
Wen Lavender Replenishing Treatment Mist ($18-$32)
Give your hair, face, and body an instant refresh with the WEN® Lavender Replenishing Treatment Mist. Use the versatile mist to revive hair between washes. This lightweight formulation is also a great leave-in conditioner. Just a few mists rehydrates dry hair, helping to keep it soft and healthy!
Whish Lavender Bath & Body Gel ($16)
This powerfully moisturizing body wash is filled with deliciously organic and softening ingredients. It's perfectly lovely lathered up in the shower and surprisingly sumptuous for a long soak in the bath. Ingredients include organic shea butter and raspberry butter, aloe, cucumber, marigold, as well as a unique combination of wheat, sugar and corn-derived ingredients.
Yon-Ka Quintessence Candle ($40)
A genuine olfactory treasure that soothes the body and mind, this limited-edition candle is infused with the essential oils of lavender, geranium, rosemary, cypress, and thyme.
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Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk