Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

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The health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems. The Latin name of lavender is Lavare, which means “to wash”, due to its aroma which has a particularly clean aroma.

Lavender oil is extracted mostly from the flowers of the lavender plant, primarily through steam distillation. The flowers of lavender are fragrant in nature and have been used for making potpourri for centuries. Traditionally, lavender essential oil has also been used in making perfumes. The oil is very useful in aromatherapy and many aromatic preparations and combinations are made using lavender oil.

Lavender oil blends well with many other essential oils including cedarwood, pine, clary sage, geranium, and nutmeg.

 

Health Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil….

*Helpful in treatment of hair loss

*Aids in digestion

*Helps with Insomnia

*Effective treating acne

*Provides relief from pain in muscles and joints

*strengthens immune system

*Improves blood circulation

*Reduces mental stress and anxiety

*Battles respiratory tract infections

 

General Skin care

 The health benefits of lavender oil for the skin can be attributed to its antiseptic and antifungal properties. It is used to help with various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions. It is commonly used to speed up the healing process of wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns because it improves the formation of scar tissues. Lavender oil is also added to chamomile to help with eczema. Remember, when applying essential oils on the skin, a carrier oil should always be added to the blend.  The importance of using a carrier oil is to dilute the essential oils in order to avoid and protect skin from becoming irritated.  When blending your essential oils try one of these carrier oils from this list.

*sweet almond

*jajoba

*flaxseed

*avocado

*olive

*sesame

*hazelnut

*walnut

*kukui nut

 

Room Spray

Essential oils not only produce a wonderfully scented atmosphere, but they provide a multitude of desirable effects.  Try mixing 10 drops of Lavender essential oil with 5 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil and purified water in a spray bottle.  Spray throughout your desired space for a long lasting scent.

 

Gardening

Essential oils can strengthen plants and repel insects at the same time. Fill a container with water, then try this and make sure you mix well to disperse the oil droplets in the water.

 

5 drops Lavender essential oil

10 drops of Thyme Essential oil 

1 Gallon of water

Perhaps most importantly, lavender oil should never be ingested, only topically applied or inhaled through means of aromatherapy or similar activities. Ingestion can cause serious health complications, characterized by blurred vision, difficult breathing, burning eyes, vomiting, and diarrhea. So, even if you think that lavender oil is a wonderful miracle cure, don’t get excited and start putting it on your food!


*Safety Disclaimer

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this newsletter.  No claims are made as to any medicinal value. Descriptions presented here are for educational purposes of the traditional uses of essential oils only and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. Individuals with serious illnesses should consult a qualified health care professional.

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