Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. The French scientist René Gattefossé was among the first to discover these properties when he was severely burned in a laboratory explosion. Lavender may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods.
• Dietary: Add to food or rice milk as a dietary supplement.
• Topical: Apply 2–4 drops topically to skin irritations, cuts, or as needed.
• Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily or inhale
directly for aromatherapy.
.5 oz Essential Oil
Add 10 to 12 drops to 16 oz bottle of alcohol for lamp oil.
Uses: Respiratory infections, High blood pressure, menstrual problems/PMS, Skin conditions (perineal repair, acne, eczema, psoriasis, scarring, and stretch marks), Burns, Hair loss, Insomnia, and Nervous tension.
Essential oils are natural products extracted in a number of ways from plants; however, all plants do not contain essential oils. Essential oils extracted from plants contain aromatic properties used as remedies for a number of problems. Essential oils are used in aromatherapy practice to help ease muscle pain, emotional problems, menstrual issues, skin problems, arthritis and more, Fragrance oils are synthetic products and therefore do not possess the natural healing properties of essential oils. Fragrance oils are essentially a "pleasant" aroma,
Essential Oils are useful in the practice of aromatherapy. Essential oil is not actually an "oil" in the traditional sense of the word. Essential Oils are all natural products derived from the plant (bark, flower, fruit, leaves, root). They can deliver positive benefits to the body. Benefits of essential oil include soothing, calming, stimulating, refreshing, centering, and warming to the system.
Many of the essential oils have multiple uses. For example, the essential oil of
lavender works successfully in relaxation- just by breathing it in, but also is
known for having excellent topical healing powers as well as scar reducing
Our sense of smell can be one of the most powerful senses we have. The
olfactory nerve located in the brain is vital to the sense of smell. Together smell
and olfactory work simultaneously to do amazing things for our bodies. Some
examples of this powerhouse combo are: heal our illnesses, set an
atmosphere or mood; and even bring back floods of memories that have been
buried for years.
So, it is safe to say that when it comes to essential oils, the more you
know, the more multiple uses you will have for your essential oil.