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Lavender Essential Oil Benefits & Uses

Lavender is a widely loved and versatile essential oil that has been used in aromatherapy, perfumery, and many cultures’ traditional medicine practices for hundreds of years.

Below we'll take a look at the benefits and uses of this beloved essential oil... 

Lavender Essential Oil is helpful for people suffering from insomnia and other sleep disorders because of its calming, sedative properties. It has been found to improve sleep onset, quality, and duration. This means that diffusing Lavender Essential Oil can help us fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep for longer uninterrupted periods. Improved sleep quality allows our body to have a deeper, more restorative experience and wake up with an uplifted and energized mood the following day. Read more here: Lavender Essential Oil for Sleep & Insomnia

The calming and soothing properties of Lavender Essential Oil maybe its most well-known benefit and make the oil useful for a variety of issues. It helps to relax the mind by relieving feelings of stress and anxiety and bringing the emotions into balance. Lavender Essential Oil helps to enhance the mood while decreasing mood swings, helping us to stay emotionally uplifted and balanced. Studies have shown that Lavender Essential Oil aromatherapy can reduce the amount of cortisol released by the body. Cortisol is a stress hormone that affects how the body responds to situations that can contribute to anxiety and depression. Read more here: Lavender Essential Oil for Our Mental Health

Lavender Essential Oil soothes symptoms of inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and rheumatism and the pain that comes along with them. The antioxidant activity of Lavender Essential Oil can contribute to its ability to accelerate wound healing.  Lavender Essential Oil is known to ease headaches and help to soothe motion sickness. This powerhouse essential oil can also help improve asthma and other inflammatory respiratory issues when diffused and inhaled. Additionally, it is helpful in breaking up congestion and clearing sinuses. Read more here: Lavender Essential Oil for Physical Wellness

When applied topically, Lavender Essential Oil extends its soothing reputation to the skin. Lavender Essential Oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help control acne-prone skin. It works to combat harmful bacteria, helping to clear blemishes and prevent future breakouts. Lavender Essential Oil can diminish acne scars, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation on the skin. It helps exfoliate away dead skin cells and encourages regeneration at a faster rate. Lavender Essential Oil may relieve itching and reduce symptoms of eczema and psoriasis with its powerful antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Its ability to reduce inflammation is also helpful for healing sunburns. The nourishing topical benefits of Lavender Essential Oil can do wonders for the hair as well as the skin. It increases blood circulation to the scalp which can help to encourage hair growth while simultaneously reducing fallout. The anti-inflammatory power of Lavender Essential Oil works to soothe irritation, helping to combat a dry and itchy scalp and reduce dandruff buildup. Read more here: Lavender Essential Oil for Beauty

Lavender Essential Oil has a uniquely herbaceous floral aroma that has made it a common choice in perfumery for thousands of years. Conventional perfume can be expensive and we could spend a lifetime trying to find exactly the scent we're looking for. Using essential oils to make perfume is easy, requires just a few ingredients, and the fragrance combinations are virtually endless. Lavender is also an extremely unique yet versatile scent that blends well with many other essential oils and is potent enough to stand alone in fragrance uses. Read more here: Lavender Essential Oil for Perfume Making

Lavender has been historically used in baths and laundry for its fragrance and it is believed that the name Lavender is derived from the Latin word “lavare,” meaning “to wash.” This association with cleaning may be the origin of why people often describe lavender's aroma with words like “clean” or “fresh”. Among its many other uses and benefits, Lavender is a superb essential oil for any natural cleaning regimen. It’s specifically ideal for those of us who prefer a light, floral scent to the more medicinal aroma that accompanies other well-known cleaning essential oils, such as Tea Tree and Eucalyptus. Lavender Essential Oil contains very similar properties to these more conventional cleaning oils. It is antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and its antiviral possibilities are currently being researched. Read more here: Cleaning with Lavender Essential Oil


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