Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil
Used in aromatherapy:
- Calms anxiety, nervousness and restlessness;
- Induces relaxation;
- Promotes a good night’s sleep and diminishes insomnia;
- Reduces blood pressure and heart rate;
- Benefits respiratory health and relieves bronchial asthma, allergic inflammation and mucus hyperplasia;
- Alleviates hot flashes in menopause and relieves premenstrual emotional symptoms;
- Relieves pain from headaches and reduces nausea.
- Treats blemishes, eases acne, eczema and general inflammation and promotes healing;
- Heals minor burns and skin afflictions such as scratches and bug bites, and accelerates wound healing;
- Remedies fungal infections;
- Relieves stiff and sore muscles;
- Promotes hair growth and proclaimed to be effective for the treatment of alopecia areata.
Note: Essential oils are extremely potent and must always be diluted in a natural oil (such as almond, coconut, grape seed, jojoba oil) before application to the skin, scalp or hair). Ratio: 1 drop to 5ml oil.
Do not ingest.
Application of Lavender Essential Oil
For aromatherapy: add a few drops to a diffuser or oil burner.
For sleep disorders: use a diffuser; add to water and spritz on the pillow and sheets; apply topically to the soles of the feet, wrists and temples; or add a few drops to a warm bath.
For the treatment of fungus: topical application to the affected area.
For treatment of wounds: topical application to the affected area.
For skin and hair care: apply topically. Or add a few drops to moisturiser, body lotion, shampoo, etc.
For massage: 3 drops in 15-20 ml of base oil
Basic Properties of Lavender Essential Oil
Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antiseptic, calmative, mood stabiliser, sedative
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Stems and blossoms
Aroma: Sweet, camphor, woody and herbal