Lavender

Lavandula angustiolia

Lavender has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and its beneficial properties for thousands of years. Lavender is often considered a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times due to its versatile uses, including calming and relaxing properties that promote peaceful sleep and ease feelings of tension. Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume. This oil is very useful in aromatherapy. 

Aromatic Description: powdery, floral, light

Benefits:

  • Helps ease feelings of tension, anxiety, and emotional stress
  • Heals burns, wounds, scrapes and cuts
  • Aids in treating insomnia
  • Soothes occasional skin irritations
  • Treats acne, restores skin complexion, reduces scarring
  • Pain relief of sore or tense muscles, rheumatism, sprains, backache, pain in joints
  • Respiratory disorders such as flu, cough, cold, asthma, sinus congestion, bronchitis, whooping cough, tonsillitis
  • Hair treatment for hair loss, lice, lice eggs
  • Prevents cancer, such as breast cancer, and battles current cancer
  • Blood circulation
  • Balances blood sugar for diabetic treatment
  • Aids in digestion, stomach pain, colic, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Improves eczema and psoriasis
  • Alleviates headaches, and menstrual cramps
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Diaper rash
  • Vertigo and earaches
  • Postpartum-Depression
  • Teeth grinding
  • Blisters

Hacks:

  • Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottom of feet before bedtime for a restful night's sleep
  • Create a spa bath and melt away stress by adding 1 cup Epsom salt and 4 drops of oil to a hot bath,or rub on temples, wrists or back of neck for tension and stress relief
  • Diffuse the oil 1 to 3 times a day to bring clean smell into home. Used to bring in positive energy into home or work space
  • Control eczema with a few drops of lavender oil and carrier oil onto dry itchy areas. Or miz with calamine lotion for a comforting smell and relief
  • To rid menstrual cramps- massage a few drops of lavender oil into your lower abdomen and apply a hot compress onto the area
  • Get rid of unwanted odors in your home, or shoes, by combining 10 drops of lavender oil with water in a glass spray bottle to create a light mist spray
  • Clean yoga mat by combining 3/4 cup of distilled water, 1/4 cup alcohol-free witch hazel or white vinegar, 5 drops Lavender essential oil, 3 drops Melaleuca essential oil into a glass bottle. Spray on mat, and wipe off mat with towel.

Fun Facts:

  • Latin name of Lavender is Lavare, which means "to wash", due to its pleasant aroma.