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LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL

Lavender  Essential Oil is obtained by the steam distillation of the flowers of the Lavender plant.

Lavender essential oil is historically known for its use as perfume, for bathing and cooking by the Ancient Egyptians and Romans. With time, its wide therapeutic benefits were discovered and it is now used in a multitude of ways: to promote sleep, help calm anxious feelings or tension to soothe skin irritation.

What do you use Lavender essential oil for and how?

Lavender essential oil has innumerable uses so I will list the ones I have used myself successfully.

Lavender essential oil is an amazing calming and relaxing oil, which assists you greatly in getting a restful night’s sleep. Simply add a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow and/or rub on the soles of your feet before bed. For some extra pampering, add some lavender to your bath or shower gel for a glorious relaxing aroma.

Lavender essential oils can be used topically for all minor skin irritations or burns and is very soothing as an after sun oil. Add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil to your moisturiser to nourish dry skin, nails, and cuticles.

Try using lavender oil in a spray bottle with water as an air freshener to help eliminate nasty odours.

I have also used lavender oil to relieve aches and pains by applying it topically to sore muscles.

Lavender diffuses really well with citrus oils like bergamot and grapefruit as well as herbaceous oils like basil or marjoram. It is considered as a universal blending oil as it enhances any oil it is blended with.

How do you use Lavender essential oil to enhance emotions?

Lavender essential oil is known as the “Oil of Communication” as it assists verbal expression and promotes emotional honesty by allowing the individual to convey their deepest feelings and thoughts.

References:

Emotions & Essential Oils, Fifth Edition, 2016

Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils, 8th Edition, 2016

The Essential Life, 2nd Edition, 2015

Lavender Essential Oil