Lavender has been used for centuries in various ways from calming a person's anxiety to helping someone fall asleep to soothe skin ailments etc. The fragrance of lavender is very popular and this gentle herb is also very powerful.
Healing properties of Lavender:
As an essential oil it can lift one's mood and ease stress away just by smelling the fragrance. Used in a massage oil it helps relax muscles and eases tension. Lavender also has strong antiseptic properties that can help heal acne or sunburns.
It's a perfect scent to use in the bathroom as a means to relax your mind and muscles after a hard day's work along with it's good for your hair and skin.
History of Lavender:
What is Used from lavender?
The leaves, flowers and the seeds of lavender have a sweet scent with woodsy undertones however, the oil is extracted from the flower. The powerful aroma of lavender comes from the aldehydes it contains.
Active Ingredients of lavender in most essential oils:
Alcohol- lavender oil has about 50 percent of alcohol linalol. Linalol helps to kill bacteria and viruses. It also helps to heal burns, wounds and sores.
Ketones- compound that helps relieve pain, build new skin tissue, and reduces inflammation. This is also the component that helps with sleep. Please note this compound can be toxic and should be avoid especially those that are diabetic, epileptic and pregnant women.
Esters- compound helps with swelling and soreness, prevents muscle spasms, fights fungal infections and helps with preventing scarring. This component helps with mood and can help with depression.
Lavender Massage Blend-
Pulse Point Blend-
3 drops of lavender essential oil added to water in a vaporizer bowl to gently create the fragrance needed in any room.
Ways to use it for sleep:
Ways to use for skin and hair:
Lavender oil can be used to heal and de-stress especially now during such a stressful time!
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