Lavender Essential Oil- Lavandula angustifolia
Lavender is the most versatile of essential oils. This Lavender Essential Oil from France is relaxing and refreshing. It uplifts the spirit and helps to relieve muscle pain. No home should be without it. Lavender balances your body and mind, calms or stimulates according to your body’s needs, and is excellent for refreshing tired muscles, feet, and head. Add a drop to the pillow/sheet before going to bed and achieve peaceful sleep. Lavender Essential Oil also treats burns and reduces scarring and can be used neat in very small amounts (a few drops) on burns, but care still needs to be taken.
Lavender has a long history of use; the name coming from the Latin word “lavere”, which means “to wash” because the Romans added Lavender to their bathwater. It is the essential oil made famous by Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, who, upon burning his hand in a laboratory accident, plunged it into a container of lavender oil and immediately experienced relief from the pain. He was also intrigued to find that the burn healed without the usual blistering or scarring, and became interested in the healing power of essential oils. His studies led to the publication of the book Aromatherapie, and also popularized the term aromatherapy for the study of essential oils.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is now cultivated all over the world, including France, Russia, Bulgaria, the Himalayas, and Croatia. Lavender is the most popular and widely used essential oil. Not only is it remarkably gentle and effective, but it has an almost universally beloved aroma – floral, soft, and herbaceous. This is one of the essential oils that everyone should have on hand.
Here are just a few of its properties: Analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitussive, anti-venomous, carminative, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, insecticide, nervine, parasiticide, sedative, stimulant, tonic.
Lavender Essential Oil can help relieve headaches, PMS, cramps, and muscular aches and pains. It can help relieve sinus and nasal stuffiness and relieve chest congestion. Probably most well known for its ability to reduce stress, relieve anxiety and insomnia, Lavender oil is the number one choice for many when they need calming, grounding, and rest. In fact, aromatherapy researchers found, when testing several different oils, that lavender oil was the most effective at relaxing brainwaves and decreasing stress. Lavender Essential Oil is also extremely useful in the treatment of burns, including sunburn, insect bites, and inflammatory skin conditions. Many use it to ward off insects, and as an ingredient in cleaning and getting rid of odors in their home. It is one of the few essential oils that can be applied neat (for instance, in case of a minor burn), although care still needs to be taken.
Lavender Essential Oil has a soothing and calming effect on the nerves, relieving tension, depression, panic, hysteria, and nervous exhaustion in general. It is effective for headaches, migraines, and insomnia. It is also very beneficial for problems such as bronchitis, asthma, colds, laryngitis, halitosis, throat infections, and whooping cough and helps the digestive system deal with colic, nausea, vomiting, and flatulence.
Lavender Essential Oil also relieves pain when used for rheumatism, arthritis, lumbago, and muscular aches and pains, especially those associated with sports. On the skin, lavender oil tones and revitalizes and it is useful for all types of skin problems such as abscesses, acne, oily skin, boils, burns, sunburn, wounds, psoriasis, lice, insect bites, stings and also acts as an insect repellent and lavender essential oil is one of the few essentials oils that can be used neat on the skin, and this is especially useful when treating a minor burn wound. Bulgaria Lavender essential oil is one of the most versatile oils and is handy to have around the house, as it can be used for such a variety of problems.
No known hazards or contraindications. Lavender essential oil is one of only a very few essential oils gentle enough to be used undiluted on the skin.
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