Natural Remedies: 5 Health Benefits Of Lavender 04/28/2012 09:42 am ET By Leslie Barrie Use this soothing purple herb to calm your stomach, mind and skin. lavender lavender 1 of 6 Fight Dandruff Got flakes? "Lavender oil can help scalp conditions," says Francesca Fusco, M.D., a New York City-based dermatologist. To make Dr. Fusco's gentle dandruff remedy: Wet hair with warm water and towel dry. Next, grab a mug and mix 15 drops of lavender essential oil in 2 tablespoons olive or almond oil. Microwave for about 10 seconds or until it feels warm. Massage the oil into your scalp, pop on a shower cap, let set for an hour, then shampoo out. "It may take several treatments to see benefits," Dr. Fusco notes. More from Health.com: 8 Natural Remedies That May Help You Sleep 7 Steps to Instant Calm Relax Your Morning Routine Flickr photo by SCA Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget Share this slide: Flickr:SCA Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget For more on natural remedies, click here. More: Beauty And Skin Natural Health FOLLOW HEALTHY LIVING facebook pinterest Suggest a correction GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. CONVERSATIONS FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost Healthy Living HuffPost Healthy Living HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.