Lavender Essential Oil – Benefits and Uses

 

Lavender Essential Oil
Hello Everyone! Let’s talk today about Lavender Essential Oil. I first learned about Essential Oils when I was studying to be a massage therapist. I heard about it from other people in the classes I would take and as part of the massage curriculum. Lavender comes from a beautiful purple flower found in Southern France. It has a floral sweet scent. There are two different types of Lavender, which are: Lavandula officinalis and Lavandula angustifolia. Did you know, Lavender comes from the Latin word lavare, which means “to wash”. Lavender Essential Oil has a lot of uses and benefits. It ranges from skin care uses to hair benefits. I hope you will enjoy reading about Lavender.

Lavender Uses

Skin Care: Acne, Allergies, Athlete’s Foot, Boils, Bruises, Burns, Dandruff, Dermatitis, Earache, Eczema, Inflammations, Insect Bites, Insect Repellent, Lice, Psoriasis, Ringworm, Scabies, Sores, Sunburns, and Wounds.

You can make your own skin care product, you can buy a dark glass bottle on Amazon to mix Lavender, carrier oil, and Vitamin A & E in the bottle. You can fill up the bottle mainly with the carrier oil (Fractionated Coconut Oil) and add maybe half a ounce of Vitamin A & E with your choose of amount of Lavender. It all depends on how loud you want the DIY product to smell. You can apply this product to affect areas on your body.

 

 

 

 

Massages: Simply add Lavender to your massage cream, oil or lotion. You only need a few drops. If you add it to oil, I find using fractionated coconut is the best.

 

Personal Care: You can use Lavender in soaps, perfumes, ointments, and lotions. It is fun to go to Michael’s Craft Store to buy supplies to make soap. The creation process of making a product, like soap is fun. You can make many different types of soaps, lotions, perfumes etc.

Sleepy Time: I love to put Lavender, Peppermint and Lemon on my sheets before bed. They are great for cold season. I sometimes just use Lavender if I just want to go to sleep quickly. It just takes a few drops on your sheets or make a spray bottle with the essential oil in it with grain alcohol, water, aloe and vitamin E.

A Few Other Uses: Anxiety, Appetite Loss, Bites/Strings, Cancer, Chicken Pox, Convulsions, Cuts, Fever, Grief/Sorrow, Hay Fever, Herpes Simplex, Hyperactivity, Insomnia, Mental Stress, Mood Swings, Pain, Parkinson’s Disease, Physical Stress, Poison Ivy/Oak, Postpartum Depression, Relaxation, Seizures, Sleep, Stress, Stretch Marks, Teething Pain, Varicose Ulcer, Vertigo, Withdrawal, and Wrinkles.

 

Lavender Benefits

Lavender Essential Oil has many physical, mental, skin, and hair benefits. They all help our bodies in some beautiful way.

Physical Benefits: Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Healing, Heart Strengthening, Insect Repellent, Lowering Blood Pressure, Pain Relieving, Stimulating Gastric Juices, and Supporting Spleen.

Mental : Balancing, Calming, Cleansing, Refreshing, Stimulating, and Strengthening.

Skin: Balancing, Circulation Stimulant, Deodorizing, Detoxifying, and Tonic

Hair: It is great to help with hair loss or dandruff.

Recipe For Sunburns           

15 drops    Lavender Oil

5 drops      Carrot Oil

In a dark colored bottle: add Aloe Vera, Lavender Oil, and Carrot Oil. Mix well together and apply to sunburn.

Conclusion

Did you know Rene-Maurice Gattefosse stumbled upon Lavender Essential Oil by accident? It is true, this happen when he suffered a lab explosion and got gangrene on his hand. The remedy was Lavender Essential Oil. When using an essential oil it is best to use a carrier oil. This will keep you safe. Lavender smells great and has many uses and benefits too. Enjoy creating products with Lavender and creating blends too.

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If you have a question, please leave me a comment. I am here to help.

 

Thank you for Reading and God Bless!

Emily S.

Founder of Health Benefits of Essential Oils

 

 

 

 

5 Must Have Essential Oils – You Need In Your Cabinet

Hello everyone and welcome to the 5 Must Have Essential Oils! What are essential oils? I know a lot of people are just discovering the wonderful world of essential oils. My first exposure to the wonderful world of essential oils was in massage school. I graduated as a massage therapist in 2005. Essential oils come from liquids distilled from plants, seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers, etc. They are extracted in two ways: steam distillation or expression. Steam distillation is the most common way to extract essential oils and expression is best for extracting essential oils from citrus fruits. There is much to learn with essential oils. Come take a journey with me to the 5 must have essential oils.

The Holy Frankincense

Frankincense is known as one of the gifts baby Jesus received in the manger. It is a holy and universal oil. I know for a fact, it is great for cancer! It is also used for: Alzheimer’s Disease, Brain Injury, Depression, Inflammation, Parkinson’s Disease, Prevention of Scarring, Warts, etc. You can use it topical, aromatic or internal. Just a few drops is needed of this rich, sweet and warm oil. Frankincense has several noteworthy properties: Anticatarrhal, anticancer, antidepressant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antitumor, expectorant, immune stimulant, and a sedative. Let’s continue our learning with some more essential oils.

Leave It To Lavender

Lavender is a calming oil that balances the body. It is used to reduce stress and promote restful sleep. Have you ever used Lavender? I love to put a few drops on my sheets at night to relax me. It is also used for: Allergies, Anxiety, Burns, Calming, Diabetic Sores, Fever, Grief/Sorrow, Herpes Simplex, Itching, Mental Stress, Mood Swings, Mosquito Repellent, Poison Ivy/Oak, Physical Stress, Postpartum Depression, Sedative, Sleep, Stress, Stretch Marks, Teething Pain, Thrush, Vertigo, Worms, Wounds, etc. You can use it topical, aromatic, or internal just like Frankincense. Lavender also has some great properties: Analgesic, anticoagulant, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-histamine, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antimutagenic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, antitumor, cardiotonic, regenerative, and a sedative.

Lemon Is A Ray Of Sunshine

Lemon makes you happy and can detox your body. I know when I smell it, It automatically makes me smile. I have personally used Lemon oil when I am depressed to pick me up. It is also used for: Air Pollution, Brain Injury, Cold Sores, Common Colds, Depression, Disinfectant, Dry Throat, Energizing, Exhaustion, Fever, Flu, Gum/Grease Removal, Heartburn, Intestinal Parasites, Kidney Stones, Lymphatic Cleansing, MRSA, Postpartum Depression, Relaxation, Stress, Throat Infection, Tonsillitis, Varicose Veins, Water Purification, etc. You can also use Lemon topical, aromatic or internal depending on your needs. Here are the properties of Lemon: Anticancer, antidepressant, antiseptic, antifungal, antioxidant, antiviral, astringent, invigorating, refreshing, and a tonic.

Time For Tea Tree

Tree Tea also called Melaleuca is known as the First Aid Oil. It is great for cuts and scrapes. I use this oil for my fever blisters and pimples on my face. Tea Tree has a medicinal woody scent, which some people like and others can not stand. I personally love the fragrance. It is also used for: Acne, Athlete’s Foot, Boils, Canker Sores, Coughs, Ear Infections, Eczema, Earache, Flu, Gum Disease, Herpes Simplex, Hives, Infected Wounds, Jock Itch, Lice, MRSA, Nail Infection, Pink Eye, Ringworm, Shock, Thrush, Vaginal Infection, Varicose Ulcer, Viral Infections, Warts, Wounds, etc. The properties of Tea Tree are very long, so I will list just a few: A strong antiseptic, stimulant, expectorant, decongestant, immune stimulant, insecticidal, tissue regenerative, etc. This was my first oil I ever bought in a store.

Let’s Cheer For Peppermint

Peppermint is a strong minty oil. It does not take much to get the work done. You have to be careful with Peppermint oil because it can burn your eyes and other parts of your body. I love to use Peppermint with Lavender to help with my headaches. I use a carrier oil with the two oils and apply to my temple. It is also used for: Alertness, Antioxidant, Bell’s Palsy, Cold Sores, Congestion, Diarrhea, Endurance, Fainting, Flu, Gastritis, Headaches, Heartburn, Hernia, Herpes Simplex, Hives, Hot Flashes, Indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Itching, Jet Lag, Lactation, Memory, Migraines, Motion Sickness, MRSA, Muscle Fatigue, Nausea, Olfactory Loss, Osteoporosis, Paralysis, Rhinitis, Sciatica, Shock, Tennis Elbow, Throat Infection, Ulcer, Varicose Veins, Vomiting, etc. The properties of Peppermint are: Analgesic, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, and invigorating.

Conclusion

I hope you have learned something new about these 5 essential oils. If you have any questions, please leave your comment or comments in the comment section of this post. After reading about each oil, you can see they do have some same uses and properties. All 5 of the oils can be used topical, aromatic and internal depending on the issue. When you get into essential oils, it is fun to discover all the many ways to use the oils.

If you have a question, please leave me a comment. I am here to help.

Thank you for Reading and God Bless!

Emily S.

Founder of Health Benefits of Essential Oils