Lavender Oil Uses

Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils on the trade of essential oil and for good reason. It smells great and is an effective stress-relieving oil. The name stems from the Latin word “lavera,” meaning “to wash.” In addition to stress-relieving properties, Lavender is a healing aid against cold, flu, depression and headache. 

Extraction and Application: Lavender is extracted from the lavender flowers of the plant and steam distilled. Lavender can be used several different ways. Given the origin of its name, it’s a wonderful essential oil to use in a bath & spa. Many massage therapists use it to help relax their clients. Add a few drops to a diffuser or even your pillow before bedtime to get a good night’s sleep.

Aromatherapy Uses: Lavender is most commonly known for its relaxing effects on the body, therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly regarded for the skin. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations. The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing – physically and emotionally. Carrying a bottle of lavender around with you is like having your own personal first aid kit, perfume and pick-me-up.

Here are ways you can incorporate lavender in to your daily life:

1. Sleep Aid
2. Insect bite
3. Relaxing
4. Minor Burn
5. Nosebleed
6. Dry Skin
7. Dandruff
8. Flavor booster

Caution: One of the more serious possible side effects of lavender oil is the possibility that it causes breast growth in boys. However, this side effect usually resolves a few months after the boys stop using lavender oil. Lavender oil can also sometimes irritate the skin, or cause an allergic reaction, nausea, headache, chills or vomiting.

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