Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Lavender Essential Oil; Benefits and Usage

Lavender Essential Oil Benefits


Lavender essential oil is a very popular essential oil, one of the very few essential oils that can be used neat.
It offers a light, fresh aroma  and blends well with base and top essential oils, including Rose, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Clary Sage and Geranium.
Lavender Essential Oil is also a good house-hold product where you can use it for many every day uses. Here are some wonderful ways you can use this wonderful oil:
  1. Headaches and migraines - Lavender essential oil is claimed to have a calming effect making it an excellent to treat migraines, headaches, anxiety, and tension. Use it as a compress, add a few drop on a clean cloth and place the cloth on your forehead,
  2. Skin care – Great for oily skin as well as treating some skin disorders such as acne, eczema, sunburn and skin inflammation.  Add about 2 drops to your  daily skin care moisturizer routine, mix and apply to your face.  But do also take the time to read up on this essential oil before taking up on this practice.
  3. Digestive issues - Make sure you work with an approved aromatherapist or herbalist before ingesting any new tonics. Lavender is considered a great digestive, aids in treating indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.
  4. Scrapes and wounds – Lavender Essential oil offers antiseptic properties and can aid in the formation of scar tissue. Lavender Essential can be added neat.  Do a small test patch before using it. 
  5. Pain relief – Ahh, the beauty of a regular massage with Lavender essential oil provides wonderful relief from sore and tense muscles.

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