Essential Oils: Lavender

THE TOP 7 USES FOR LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OILS


Lavender essential oil has sedative and calming properties that work to improve sleep and treat insomnia. Lavender does not cause any unwanted side effects associated with most sedative drugs. To improve quality of sleep Lavender oil can be diffused in your bedroom before or during sleep. Also, you can put 3-5 drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow or sheets. Taking a relaxing shower and using a towel that has been dried using lavender essential oils in the dryer also promotes calming before bed to improve sleep and relaxation.

Relieves Pain
When applied directly to the area of pain Lavender can act as a natural painkiller. It can reduce inflammation and pain intensity, helping to alleviate the symptoms of many health conditions. It can reduce cramping associated with PMS, neck and muscle soreness, and aches and pains on the body through massaging directly onto the area.

Prevents infections
Lavender has been used for centuries for its antimicrobial properties. It can prevent infections and be used to fight fungal and bacterial growths. It speeds the healing of cuts and burns. To heal cuts and burns apply a mix of 3-4 drops of lavender essential oils to enough coconut oil to spread over the area of concern. Make sure to use clean fingers or a clean q-tip.

Tension and Headache Relief
Lavender essential oils induce relaxation and relieve tension and are an ideal natural remedy for tension and migraine headaches. Lavender oil can be diffused or rubbed on the neck and temples to relieve headaches.

Natural Perfume
Lavender essential oils can be used as a natural perfume. It is a great scent for men and women. It can be applied directly to your skin or it can be diluted in water or a carrier oil for a more subtle scent. It also blends well with Bergamot, Geranium, Pink Grapefruit, Lemon, and Rose.

Non-toxic Air Freshener
Lavender essential oil can be used in a spray bottle with water or used in a diffuser to act as a natural nontoxic air freshener. It can also be blended with other essential oils to create new scents for your home. Lavender essential oils are a great alternative to aerosol bathroom sprays that are not good for the environment or your home.

Improves Sleep
Lavender essential oil has sedative and calming properties that work to improve sleep and treat insomnia. Lavender does not cause any unwanted side effects associated with most sedative drugs. To improve quality of sleep Lavender oil can be diffused in your bedroom before or during sleep. Also, you can put 3-5 drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow or sheets. Taking a relaxing shower and using a towel that has been dried using lavender essential oils in the dryer also promotes calming before bed to improve sleep and relaxation.