Lavender Oil- A Versatile Oil
Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils which is used in aromatherapy. The different uses of lavender oil can be classified as follows: treatment for sicknesses, skin care, nerve relaxant, muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory treatment, and problems with the digestive system.
Many skin problems can be treated with lavender oil. Here are the ways lavender oil can be used for our skin problems: healing, promote tissue growth, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, soothing, and can also regulate the sebum or the waxy substance secreted from the skin. Acne, stretch marks, blotches, scars, wounds and burns, pressure sores, ulcers, eczema, psoriasis, itching, insect bites, dandruff, allergies, and the eradication of lice can all be treated with lavender essential oils. To treat these common skin problems, you only need to apply two to three drops of oil directly on the affected area.
Lavender oils are also helpful in fighting stress. Lavender oils can help calm you down whenever you are anxious or nervous. If you are suffering from insomnia it has natural sedative properties to promote sleep. If you are excessively irritable, it can soothe you, and if you are prone to migraine it relieves you by reducing the blood pressure. It also improves your depressive states.
Here are some of the ways to dispense lavender oil.
A diffuser can help disperse lavender oil into the atmosphere. The floral scent of lavender oil mixed with air will make the room smelling fresh and gives the people in the room a great feeling; it can also take away the smell of tobacco smoke.
It can be mixed with vegetable oil in the mixture of 1 part lavender oil to 10 parts vegetable oil and use the mixture for massage. You then apply it to the solar plexus, foot arches or along the spine.
For an aromatic bath, you simply mix ten drops of lavender oil with a foam bath, bath salts or simply to a spoonful of milk, then dilute in hot water.
Lavender oil helps fight digestion difficulties, flatulence, nausea, and digestive spasms. Increase in gastric juice in the stomach, as a spasmodic, and improvement in intestinal mobility are some other ways that lavender oil can be beneficial to the digestive system. Another use of lavender oil is the elimination of intestinal parasites. You simply need to swallow 2 drops of the oil together with a spoonful of vegetable oil or honey, or half a spoonful of sugar, three times a day.
Relaxing muscles, preventing inflammation and soothing pain are other uses of lavender oil. You can use it if you experience cramps and rheumatism. Massaging the lavender oil in the affected area will help a lot. You need to slightly dilute 2 – 4 drops of lavender oil to a spoonful of vegetable oil before massaging it in.