Healing power of Lavender
The purple flower has been one of the most loved plants for centuries. Its beauty and the unique fragrance is appreciated by many people. The plant has been commonly used in soaps, shampoos, and lotion for many years. The Romans and the Greeks first discovered that the herb has more uses besides just adding a delightful fragrance. Research has confirmed that lavender provides relief from many conditions and the scent provides a calming and a soothing effect when inhaled.
The essential oil extracted from lavender can be used in:
• Bath: A few drops of lavender oil in a warm bath can provide relaxation and relief from tired muscles.
• Massage: The lavender oil can be used to massage the tired and sore muscles for a calming and soothing effect.
• Diffusing: The essential oil can be diffused right before going to bed to promote a good night’s sleep.
• Compress: soak a washcloth in lavender oil and water mixed solution. The cool cloth can be used for headaches, sunburns, tired eyes, etc for rejuvenating the skin.
Lavender oil has natural healing and anti-bacterial properties.
It can be used for:
1. Insomnia: the oil is great for those who have trouble falling asleep. The oil can be used in a diffuser to help you fall and stay asleep whole night.
2. Headaches: the lavender oil can be massaged on the forehead to relieve headaches and migraines.
3. Anxiety: the leaves of lavender can be kept under the pillow to help reduce anxiety and other conditions.
4. Pain relief: the oil from lavender can be massaged on joints and other painful areas to find relief.
5. Dandruff: the lavender oil can be massaged on the scalp or added to shampoo to reduce hair loss and prevent dandruff.
6. Anti-fungal properties: the lavender can be used as a tincture to treat urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and bladder problems.
7. Cold relief: Lavender can be used as an expectorant which helps break up the mucus from the nose and the chest.
8. Skincare: the lavender essential oil can be used to treat many skin conditions such as acne, sunburn, itchy skin, and has been shown to be effective in treating cold sores.
9. Minor burns: a few drops of lavender oil on a minor burn can help reduce pain, redness and swelling.
10. Cuts, wounds, and scrapes: most importantly, the lavender oil is full of antiseptic properties. The oil works to increase cell growth and help in forming scar tissues. It can be used to clean cuts and wounds to eliminate the chances of bacteria spreading. Interestingly, lavender essential oil was used in World War 1 to dress war wounds. It was also widely used in hospitals as an antiseptic and disinfects to sterilize medical equipment.
Cautions for use:
Although, the lavender oil is full of healing properties which are beneficial to our health – the oil should not be taken internally. The oil should be kept out of children’s reach as it can cause an allergic reaction in some people.
Lavender Essential Oil should also never be applied at full strength. To get the benefits of Lavender, use a product such as those created by AloeVender which are formulated with the correct percentage of lavender essential oil to maximize the benefits of lavender, while ensuring the product contains a safe level of the oil.
When purchasing lavender essential oils, make sure you are buying 100% pure oil. The products made by AloeVender are developed using 100% pure lavender oil, resulting in products that will uplift your mood and relieve many skin issues. Try our range of products today.