Lavender Essential Oil - What are the Health Benefits of Lavender?
Lavender oil is one of the most universal and versatile essential oils around that can be used in blends, neat, or diffused.
It reduces mental stress, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, headaches and or migraines. It is also very effective as a pain reliever, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, caused by arthritis, muscle aches and pains, rheumatism, sciatica when used in a bath, oil blend, or balm. And works well neat on sunburns, acne, bruises (especially at the start), burns, bug bites and stings, blisters, cuts, and sores.
Lavender is simply one of those essential oils that one should have with them at all times, it is safe, versatile, and gentle, and you never know when you may need it!
.17fl. oz/5 ml
- Latin Name: Lavendula Angustifolia
- Family: Labiatae
- Part Used: Flowering Top
- Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
- Main Chemical Components: Linalyl Acetate, Linalool, Geraniol, Borneol, Isoborneol, 1,8-Cineole
- Blend Factor: 7
How do you use Lavender Essential Oil?
- Diffusion: Use a few drops (3 or 4) in your diffuser
- Topical: Lavender blends well with any carrier oil and blends well with many other essential oils complementary (See what Lavender blends well with below).
What are the Safety Precautions of Lavender essential oil?
Lavender fixes almost anything in an emergency and does not have any contraindications, however, like with any essential oil, it is always best to keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Store in a cool dark place.
What does Lavender essential oil blend well with?
Chamomile Roman, Chamomile German, Lemon, Geranium, Eucalyptus(all), Thyme Linalol, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Grapefruit, Clary Sage, Palmarosa, Mandarin, Juniper, Cypress, Pine, Black Pepper, Marjoram, Cedarwood, Bergamot, Lemongrass, Ravensara
Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele (2014), The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness, 171-173.
Susan Worwood and Valerie Ann Worwood (1995, 2003), Essential Oil Aromatherapy. Pocket Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 142.
Jade Shutes and Christina Weaver (2008), Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers, 309-310.
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