Uses & Benefits of Lavender Essential oil
Lavender is one of the most well-known and widely used essential oils in the world. Our Lavender essential oil originates from the beautiful fields of France & Bulgaria, where it grows abundantly. The oil is produced through steam distillation using Lavender flowers, which gives it its sweet, floral and herbaceous scent.
Lavender essential oil was used over 2,500 years ago by Egyptians as a perfume and for mummification. The Persians, Greeks and Romans used lavender oil while bathing to purify the air as well as for medicinal and religious purposes.
The benefits of lavender extend from therapeutic to cosmetic purposes, making it an extremely versatile essential oil due to its high antioxidant, antimicrobial, calming and sedative properties.
Here are some of the benefits & uses of Lavender essential oil:
Reduce stress and anxiety: The soothing and calming scent of lavender is one of the most effective to reduce stress and anxiety. It is known to help reduce nervous tension, depression, restlessness and nervous exhaustion. To soothe symptoms of anxiety, you can diffuse lavender essential oil at home or apply a few drops behind your ears and relax.
Relieves headaches: Lavender is one of the most effective essential oils to help relieve headaches and migraines because of its ability to reduce tension and induce relaxation. Simply inhale from the bottle, diffuse and apply a few drops behind your neck and on your temples for natural headache remedy.
Support brain function: Lavender essential oil has neuroprotective properties that can support brain function and is known to protect against dementia and assist recovery from stroke. Lavender essential oil also has the ability to reduce depression and boost mood. Inhale, diffuse or apply topically to support brain function.
Promotes sleep: Because of its calming, soothing and sedative properties, lavender is one of the best essential oil to promote sleep and reduce insomnia. To improve sleep, diffuse lavender essential oil before going to bed. You can also massage a few drops drops on your neck, chest and temples. Alternatively, you can add 15 drops of lavender oil to your bath to promote relaxation and deep sleep.
Pain relief: It has been found that lavender essential oil can act as an effective painkiller for a variety of conditions including headaches, skin inflammation, muscle soreness, menstrual cramps and stomach pains. To alleviate pain symptoms, simply massage 3-5 drops of lavender essential oil to the affected area.
Treat skin conditions: Because of its powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, lavender essential oil is highly regarded when it comes to skincare. It has been shown to help heal wounds, cuts and burns as well as treating various skin conditions such as eczema, irritations, acne and age spots. It is removes impurities and helps the regeneration of skin cells. Mix a few drops with your favourite carrier oil and apply directly onto the skin. You can also mix a few drops of Lavender and Frankincense essential oils in your carrier oil as a natural moisturiser.
Respiratory issues: Lavender essential oil is great to relieve symptoms of colds, flus, cough, bronchitis and other throat infections. The oil is known to reduce phlegm and congestion due to its antibacterial properties. Simply apply 3-5 drops to your chest, neck or back or mix in your favourite carrier oil for larger areas. You can also diffuse at home and add a few drops to a hot bath.
To incorporate the healing benefits of lavender essential oil into your routine, try adding 6-8 drops of the oil to your diffuser. You can also mix lavender essential oil with a carrier oil to use on the skin or sprinkle a few drops in a hot bath.
There are so many ways to use Lavender essential oil as part of your routine. Find out more on incorporating lavender into your life by learning how to make your own perfume or how to blend your own essential oils.
Make sure you add Lavender essential oil to your collection! It’s a must.