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Lavender Oil Uses & benefits of using lavender essential oils

Lavender is a recognized holistic treatment for the following conditions and symptoms;

  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Abdominal complaints
  • Rheumatism
  • Loss of appetite

Lavender oil uses differ for a variety of treatments externally. Aroma therapists use it as a tonic in inhalation therapy to treat nervous disorders and exhaustion. Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections, burns, wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender. It is also used externally in a healing bath for circulatory disorders and as a rub for rheumatic ailments.

Benefits of Lavender essential oils for antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It was used in hospitals during WWI to disinfect floors, walls and other surfaces.

An infusion of lavender is claimed to soothe and heal insect bites. Bundles of lavender are also said to ward off insects, great for deterring moths in replacement of moth balls that leave fowl odors. If applied to the temples, lavender oil is said to soothe headaches. Lavender is frequently used as an aid to sleep and for relaxation: lavender flowers and lavender buds are the important part of the plant which are added to our eye pillows, and an infusion of three flower/bud heads added to a cup of boiling water are recommended as a soothing and relaxing bedtime drink. Lavender essential oil is claimed to heal acne used in our french lavender tea tree soap bar. It is also used in the treatment of skin burns and inflammatory conditions .

Lavender was once virtually in every homes medicine cabinet. It can be used for everything - as a nerve stimulant and restorative, for the relief of muscular aches and pains, to induce peaceful slumber and ease the ache of rheumatism and headaches. Lavender oil can also sooth the pain and if added to a base oil can be used to massage and ease discomfort in the neck muscles.

Often when old herbal remedies have been tested by modern science, they are found to have a solid medicinal base. This is true of lavender. It is also a prime treatment for mild burns, abrasions, cuts, sores, varicose ulcers and is also a treatment for coughs, colds and chest infections.

Lavender is particularly beneficial as a relaxant. Its sedative action is amazingly strong. Spraying one’s pillow with lavender is enough to lull insomniacs into a peaceful slumber. When burned in our lavender candles, lavender oil will scent the air with a romantically aromatic fragrance. It is particularly useful in summer as it also repels insects with our natural Insect Repellent. Lavender in a bath is deeply relaxing, mildly antiseptic and will aid in the healing of tiny cuts and scratches and bites. Five to ten drops of essential oil is sufficient or you can use our soothing lavender bath bombs. To clear a stuffy nose a facial steam bath does the trick. Add five to eight drops of essential lavender oil to steaming hot water and inhale. A particularly effective relief from sunburn is to add a few drops of lavender oil to still mineral water and use an atomizer to spritz it on to sore skin.

Cosmetically, lavender is a useful agent. Natural organic deodorant, hand sanitizer, lip balm, pain salve and healing balm can be used for a wide rage of common skin conditions and can speed cell regeneration. Eczema, acne and blemishes benefit from lavender. Lavender is reportedly helpful in controlling dandruff and hair loss when included in shampoos. It also benefits all hair types and promotes healthy and manageable hair.

Lavender is now recognized as one of the most valuable oils, and like Mint oils can have an adaptogenic effect, meaning it has the ability to possess both a tonic and a sedative effect. On one hand it can remedy and stimulate those inflicted with headaches, and on the other hand it can relax and relieve those with stress.

Lavender has a deep effect on a person’s equilibrium within the body. An individual’s overall health can benefit by using lavender for both physical and psychological ailments.