Lavender has been used for medicinal purposes for over 2500 years. The earliest records show that lavender was used in the mummification process in Egypt and subsequently became a major ingredient in Roman baths.
Lavender is first known for its soothing properties. It calms insomnia, nervous tension, PMS syndrome, anxiety and depression. When inhaled, it helps relieve allergies and asthma, lowers blood pressure, relieves headaches, and as a powerful antioxidant, it cleanses the body of free radicals created by toxins, chemicals, pollutants and stress.
When used topically on the skin, it has a soothing effect on burns, wounds, insect bites, improves skin condition and is successfully used in the treatment of acne, oily skin, mild bacterial and fungal infections and bruising.
Lavender essential oil has a really wide application. It can be used to make non-toxic household cleaning products, bath products, and is a favorite ingredient in massage oils.
It is used to stimulate a sense of calm and balance, as well as to relax the mind and ease feelings of anger and frustration. When used for meditation, it fosters a sense of clarity and invites greater intuition.
- local application
- internal use
Lavender essential oil can be used pure, it does not need to be diluted before use.
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- Lavender essential oil is one of the safest oils to apply, but you can certainly test your skin before using it for the first time.
- Some people may experience irritation when applied topically.
- If not pure, lavender essential oil can be toxic for oral use.
- The use of lavender with sedatives is not recommended as it may cause drowsiness.