Lavandula angustifolia, better known as Lavender, is a flowering plant from mint category. It has produced the most used essential oil in the world. In essential oil practices, lavender is a multipurpose oil. It is approved to have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. As well as antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifying, hypotensive, and sedative effects. With a calming, physically and emotionally balancing fragrance, it has commonly been used for its relaxing effects on the human body since centuries.
Lavender Oil Benefits and Uses
whether mild or severe, natural lavender oil increases relaxation response of the nervous system when used topically or aromatically. You can also place 1-2 drops on your pillow.
Take Lavender bath
By adding 5-6 drops in your bathtub to have a relaxing bath with a great lavender aroma.
By mixing 2-3 drops of lavender oil with a beaten egg and apply on skin for 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Moisturize sore hands/feet
By adding 4-6 drops of lavender oil in a large bowl of warm water and submerge your hands or feet for 10 minutes.
Diffuse in the air, inhale directly.
Note: For external use only. Do not use in pregnancy. Essential oils can also be allergic to some people. Always use essential oils in carrier oils in case you want to use them on skin. Test 1 drop on feet and leave for 15 minutes. Discontinue use if any skin irritation occurs. If symptoms persist consult your doctor. Excessive use of any essential oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes and ears. Keep out of reach of children. If contact occurs, rinse well with clean water.