Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is one of the most versatile of aromatherapy oils and belongs in even the most basic aromatherapy kit. It is calming to the nerves, relaxing to the muscles, soothing to the digestion, healing to hair and skin; it is antibacterial and antiviral too.
If you get a cut or burn, grab your bottle of lavender oil and apply it neat directly onto the wound. People with severe burns have been known to heal completely and without scarring when they used lavender oil directly on the wound every 20 minutes or so for the first few hours after the injury. Keep a bottle of lavender in the kitchen for burns and cuts. It comes in handy!
If you could choose only three essential oils to ever work with, lavender should be one of them. The only thing this powerful oil doesn't do is diffuse strongly on its own. But it blends so well with so many other more powerfully aromatic oils that and can be used to create wonderful fragrances of all kinds. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae
Extraction: Steam distilled from flowering top
Properties: Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic,
sedative; excellent for cleansing cuts and burns and
assisting in healing damaged tissue by stimulating cell
regeneration; use for burns, sunburn, headaches, palpita-
tions, depression, dandruff, high blood pressure, skin
conditions, bruises, wounds
Uses: Diffuse or apply topically, add to drink;
use as a deodorant. This oil is one of the most versatile
(and indispensable) of all the oils and should be an
"essential" component of any basic oils kit.
Fragrant Influence: Calming, relaxing, and balancing
both physically and emotionally
You can browse a variety of lavender oil products here.
Aromatherapy blending with lavender essential oil
Most oils, especially citrus oils:
the Chamomile oils
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