So here you are, on a page about lavender oil. Are you looking for something to pamper yourself with? Or are you looking to address some health concerns? Either way, you will be well satisfied with lavender essential oil.
Lavender has a relaxing, rejuvenating scent that people love. But its popularity isn't only because it smells pretty (though it does). When you smell a scent, whether it's lavender or anything else, the molecules of that scent are detected by your brain. Depending on the substance, it can have positive or negative effects on your body. Lavender has only good effects on you, so even if you’re smelling lavender just because you like it, you are still doing something good for yourself.
Lavender Essential Oil for Pampering
Ways of using lavender abound. Have you ever bought one of those car deodorizers shaped like a maple leaf to hang from your rear view mirror? Did you buy the lavender scented one? If you work nights and need to sleep in the day, you can block out the light with an eye pillow filled with lavender. Or put a lavender filled pouch in the dryer with your clothes; not to mention lavender scented perfumes, shampoos, soaps and lotions. You can even eat your lavender; lavender shortbread cookies, lavender
- or mmm - lavender chocolate! Imagine, the room lit with lavender scented candles, a warm bath with 5 or 6 drops of lavender essential oil, a square of luscious lavender chocolate, can it get any better than this!
Lavender Essential Oil for Healing and Restoring
Lavender essential oil will help you sleep better, helping you to relax and wind down. Spray your pillow with lavender spray before lying, this also helps children settle down if they're a little wired at bedtime. I have a friend with fibromyalgia who had trouble sleeping, and she did find a difference when she used the lavender oil to help her sleep.
Lavender oil helps to relieve stress as well as anxiety and nervous tension. If you have headaches from tension and stress a really effective combination is lavender and
together. Both peppermint and lavender increase mental sharpness and clearness of thinking, so these oils are really good to have with you if you have a headache and you’re at work, expected to be productive but your head is pounding. My husband often speaks in public for his work. If he has a migraine and has taken a lot of Tylenol, you can be sure that he’s going to mix up his words while he’s speaking. These days he prefers to depend on essential oils for pain relief.
Cuts, bruises and various kinds of skin irritations can be soothed and cleansed with lavender oil. I agree that it helps to stop the itch of mosquito bites, and lavender can also be used as a repellant. We have a lot of mosquitoes where I live, and I experimented with the lavender oil. I found it a little amusing when I’d get a little cloud of mosquitoes a couple of inches away from my face, but they would not land!
Lavender can be put on burns to soothe and to help the burn heal more quickly. Bed sores are treated like burns and can also be soothed with lavender oil. I had a blister from gardening the other day, and after making sure all the gardening dirt was gone, I applied lavender and put a bandaid on. When I took the bandaid off the next day, I was surprised to see how quickly it was healing.
And if you have muscle pain, whether from tension or sprains to rheumatism, a massage with lavender oil will provide relief.
Lavender helps with respiratory problems; including throat infections, coughs, asthma, sinus congestion, bronchitis, whooping cough and laryngitis. I would think that this is due to its “antiseptic” and “expectorant” characteristics. Basically that means that lavender oil kills germs and gets rid of phlegm and mucus, another reason to have lavender oil in your medicine cabinet. It’s also a “cicatrizant”. I had to look that one up. It means that it helps to keep scar tissue from forming and may help to reduce old scars.
So whether you’re a stressed out city dweller or relaxing at the beach, lavender oil lavender oil
is a great thing to always have with you. For your own lavender oil, go here (enter 1022863 when creating your free account).
More "Lavender" Ideas
Lavender Lip Balm
is natural care for your lips. I live in Canada, and once it gets cold enough to turn the furnace for winter, the air is so dry inside. When you add the constant going in and out from the cold, your lips dry out! This lip balm with a combination of lavender essential oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E is a real “lip saver”! (ok, maybe that was a bit of a groaner :), but our winters really are very drying.
Young's Hand and Body Lotion
has all natural ingredients, including lavender. I'm thankful I have a choice and don't have to use lotions that have ingredients like "“Petrolatum”, “Butyphenal methylproponial” or “Ethylhexlglycerin”. (Have you looked at the ingredients in your lotion lately?)
Young's Foaming Hand Soap
is good for even the most sensitive skin. And it goes a long way; just a small amount cleanses and conditions your skin without leaving it dry or irritated.
Young's Bath and Shower Gel
goes a long way - a quarter-sized amount dropped onto a bath sponge is all you need for lather, or pour it directly into your bath and relax. Includes all natural ingredients along with lavender essential oil.
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