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