Lavender oil, Premium - Lavandula augustifolia. The scent is fresh and sweet, floral, natural and winsome. Unlike some floral extracts, this Lavender is not the least bit nauseating or overpowering, though decidedly floral. The health benefits of lavender essential oil
include its ability to remove nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect
scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory
problems. Lavender has the Latin name Lavare, which means “to wash”, due
to its aroma that gives the feeling of a clean aroma.
The various health benefits of lavender essential oil include:
Nervous System: Lavender essential oil has a calming scent
which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves. Therefore, it helps in
treating migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tension and
emotional stress. The refreshing aroma removes nervous exhaustion and
restlessness and increases mental activity.
Sleep: Lavender essential oil induces sleep and hence it is
often recommended for insomnia.
Pain Relief: Lavender essential oil is also an excellent
remedy for various types of pains including those caused by sore muscles, tense
muscles, muscular aches, rheumatism, sprains, backache and lumbago. A regular massage
with lavender oil provides relief from pain in the joints.
Urine Flow: Lavender essential oil is good for urinary
disorders as it stimulates urine production. It helps in restoring hormonal
balance and reduces cystitis or inflammation of the urinary bladder. It also
reduces any associated cramps.
Respiratory Disorders: Lavender oil is extensively used for
various respiratory problems including throat infections, flu, cough, cold, asthma,
sinus congestion, bronchitis, whooping cough, laryngitis, and tonsillitis. The
oil is either used in the form of vapor or applied on the skin of neck, chest
and back. It is also added in many vaporizers and inhalers used for cold and
Skin Care: The health benefits of lavender oil for the skin
can be attributed to its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. It is used to
treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammations. It heals wounds, cuts, burns, and
sunburns rapidly as it aids in the formation of scar tissues. Lavender oil is
added to chamomile to treat eczema.
Hair Care: Lavender essential oil is useful for the hair as
it can be very effective on lice and lice eggs or nits.
Blood Circulation: Lavender essential oil is also good for
improving blood circulation. It lowers blood pressure and is used for
Digestion: Lavender oil is useful for digestion as it
increases the mobility of the intestine. The oil also stimulates the production
of gastric juices and bile and thus aids in treating indigestion, stomach pain,
colic, flatulence, vomiting and diarrhea.
Immunity: Regular use of lavender essential oil provides resistance
Other health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to treat
leucorrhea. It is also effective against insect bites. The oil is also used to repel mosquitoes and moths. You will find many mosquito repellents containing lavender oil as one of the ingredients.
As with many other essential oils, pregnant and breastfeeding women should be careful using lavender essential oil. Some people may also witness nausea, vomiting and headaches due to too much usage of lavender oil, creating a detox effect.
All of The Oil Shoppe's essential oils are therapeutic-grade oils. We do not sell commercial grade essential oils. That said, there are different grades of therapeutic oils. When you are comparing lavender oils on our Web site, pay attention to price. The higher the price, the better the grade (quality) of essential oil.
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