Alright let’s keep it short and simple no excess paragraphs, drum roll pleaaaaaase: Lavender essential oil. This pretty, purple plant has powerful benefits. There are over 40 species of lavender discovered to date and over 400 varieties. It’s an effective treatment for medical conditions dealing with neurological disorders of the nervous system, insomnia, hair loss, stress, anxiety, and postoperative pain.
Here’s exactly what this little flower oil can do for you, a short list of some of its uses:
* Alleviate Headaches and Migraines
* Chapped Lips
* Cold Sores
* Hair Growth
* Improve Brain Function
* Itchy Skin
* Menstrual Cramps
* Nervous System
* Non-toxic Air Freshener
* Protect against diabetes symptoms
* Reduces pain
* Restore Skin Complexion
* Sleep (improves and promotes)
* Slow aging
* Wounds & Burn (prevents, heals, treats, cures)
Lavender (or Lavandula angustifolia) is a favorite essential oil of many for its versatility. It has a relaxing effect on the body, and therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly regarded for the body.
All you need to do is add organic lavender oil to your diffuser and just 10 mins of inhalation can provide significantly reduced low mood and confusion, lasting up to 35 minutes post inhalation.
Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your pillow every evening before bed you can drift off to dreamland and get a good night’s rest.
Pop some drops of oils in your bag and take a sniff when feeling anxious or overwhelmed throughout the day and remember to take them to your next visit to the dentist. Invest in a diffuser, or boil hot water over the stove and add a couple of drops, let it steam and fill the air.
If you want luscious long locks to give lavender a try as there are some studies suggesting its use as a hair growth promoting agent. When combined with other essential oils including thyme, rosemary, and cedarwood it has been shown to significantly improve hair loss in alopecia areata (spot baldness) when massaged into the scalp daily.
Organic lavender oil has some wonderful properties that help with wound healing. When applied to a minor wound, it can help promote healing by helping the minor wound to contract and speed up the process of tissue repair. You can add 4 drops of lavender oil to 10 gm of vitamin e cream or coconut oil and apply to the minor wound.
Rub in some lavender oil mixed with a base oil like coconut or jojoba to the area of concern or better yet, ask your loved one for an aromatherapy massage.
Inhalation of the essential oil or through rubbing the oil on pressure points including the temples and the nape of the neck. Never apply an essential oil directly to your skin, always have it in a base oil or cream.
Add a few drops to aloe vera gel or mix up a spray with both lavender essential oil and peppermint essential oils to help take the sting out of that burn.