Lavender Oil: Why It’s An Essential Oil You Need

Lavender Oil: Why It’s An Essential Oil You Need

Whether you have been using essential oils for years or if you are just starting to incorporate them into your lifestyle, lavender essential oil is a great choice.  Historically, people have used lavender in potpourri and perfumes to achieve its benefits.  One of the most versatile essential oils, organic lavender essential oil has so many uses, from skin care to sleep aid and so many more.  This guide will show you why lavender oil is an essential oil you need and how to use it.

What is Lavender Essential Oil?

Lavender essential oil is an oil derived from the flowering tops of lavender plants.  At Ellie’s Best, we only use organically grown lavender from France and steam distill our organic lavender essential oil.  Our oil has a strong, fresh scent that can be used in a diffuser, applied directly to the body, or even taken orally.

Lavender Essential Oil Uses

Lavender essential oil is a natural disinfectant and pain relieving agent with a  pleasant aroma that many find soothing.  These properties give it a variety of applications from relieving anxiety and sleep difficulties to treating minor wounds.  Follow these guidelines to make our organic lavender essential oil part of your holistic home routine.

Skincare

  • Combine lavender essential oil, coconut oil, and sugar for an exfoliating scrub that will remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin bright and refreshed.
  • Scientific research has shown that bald spots due to alopecia areata can be successfully treated with a combination of essential oils from lavender, rosemary, thyme, cedarwood, jojoba, and grapeseed.
  • Thoroughly massage lavender essential oil into the scalp to improve dandruff.
  • Rub lavender oil onto dry or chapped skin or lips.

Relaxation

  • Lavender has long been used as a holistic health sleep aid.  Rub a few drops onto the bottoms of your feet or spritz some on your pillow before bed to help unwind.
  • Reduce anxiety with lavender essential oil by inhalation or by topical application.  For the inhalation method, rub a few drops on your hands, then cup them in front of your face, inhaling the aroma.  Alternatively, apply lavender essential oil directly to your wrists, temples, or feet.
  • Create your own in-home spa by adding four drops of lavender essential oil and one cup of Epsom salt  to a hot bath.

Medicinal Uses

  • Lavender essential oil can be used to treat nausea and motion sickness. Just place one drop on the tip of the tongue, behind the ears, or on the navel.
  • Inhaling the aroma of lavender from the hands may help alleviate symptoms of hay fever.
  • Treat eczema with a combination of lavender essential oil and a vegetable oil such as coconut oil.
  • Use a drop or two of lavender on canker sores or cold sores three times a day to improve healing.
  • Treat bee stings or insect bites with a drop of lavender oil to reduce itching and swelling.
  • Minor ailments such as small cuts and mild burns respond well to lavender essential oil. It cleanses the wound and helps to reduce swelling, redness, and pain.

Everyday Uses

  • Spruce up your lotions, shampoos, or other skin care products with a few drops of lavender essential oil. 
  • Use organic lavender essential oil in a diffuser to give your home a fresh, pleasant scent.

Lavender essential oil is seemingly easy to incorporate into your life, whether you are using it as a remedy for a specific ailment or just enjoy the calming scent throughout your home.  Try our organic lavender essential oil today and discover why people have continued to use it for so many centuries.

 

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