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Lavender is one of the most versatile of all essential oils. Most commonly known for its relaxing effects on the body. The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing both physically and emotionally. Carrying a bottle of lavender around with you is like having your own personal first aid kit, perfume and pick-me-up.
The benefits of this miracle essential oil are endless, making it one of our most popular essential oils and for good reason!
The properties of lavender essential oil also make it the perfect remedy for successfully boosting your immune system, fighting off colds and bacterial infections, improving circulation, relieving headaches, digestion problems, emotional stress, anxiety, and depression, so as an alternative to over the counter medication, why not try some Lavender Essential oil, a truly natural alternative.
Here are 8 ways you can incorporate lavender in to your life:
You can use lavender essential oil to relieve headaches by adding the oil to water and using it in an oil burner/diffuser at home. This way you can enjoy the beautiful scents that will fill your home, this will also relieve any breathing problems you may be suffering with.
Lavender essential oil has also been used as a treatment for insomnia for centuries. Simply adding a few drops of the essential oil to your pillow will ensure a relaxing, restful nights sleep.
Aches & Pains?
Lavender essential Oil also helps to reduce different types of pain, for instance muscle pain, rheumatism, sprains and even back problem. You can ease these symptoms by either mixing your essential oil with a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil or alternatively add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to your bath.
Improving your skin
Aside from its soothing aromatherapy properties, it can also clean and calm your skin, so why not add Lavender to your beauty regime and let the daily stress and environmental toxins become a distant memory! Simply add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your daily moisturiser.
Lavender Essential oil can even be used to improve the condition of your hair and encourage growth. You can do this by massaging some of the essential oil into your scalp.
Clean Home, Happy Home
Lavender essential oil has anti-microbial and antiseptic properties and can be used as a household cleaner. When cleaning sinks, baths or toilets first sprinkle on some baking powder, then add 2-4 drops of lavender essential oil onto your sponge and scrub away. Make sure you rinse the area you are cleaning well when you are done. You can add 30-40 drops of oil to your mop bucket to ensure your floors are not only sparkling clean but also wonderfully scented and you can also pop a few drops into water in a spray bottle to create a wonderfully scented all purpose cleaner.
Cuts, Grazes and Burns
You can also use lavender essential oil to treat burns, and sunburn. It is fantastic for these issues because it accelerates and aids in the formation of scar tissue. You can add a drop of lavender essential oil directly to cuts, scrapes and scratches to help promote healing. For burns and sunburn you can drip some lavender essential oil onto the burn then spread the oil gently over the area and within an hour the pain and tenderness should be gone.
Home made Rescue Remedy
Prepare your own rescue remedy by popping a few drops of lavender essential oil onto a clean handkerchief you can take it out for those times when you are feeling particularly stressed and take a sniff.
As you can see, the uses for Lavender essential oil really are endless. Not only is it a perfect alternative to chemical products that are available on the market, they are the most natural way to heal your ailments, improve your health all the while being relaxed and at ease with the delightful scent of Lavender.