The Many Uses of Lavender Oil
Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils which is used in aromatherapy. Treating sicknesses, skin care, calming the nerves, relaxing the muscles, anti-inflammatory treatment, treating digestive system problems are some of the many uses of lavender oil.
A lot of problems we experience with our skin can be cured 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. Other skin conditions that can be treated by lavender oil are acne, stretch marks, blotches, scars, wounds and burns, pressure sores, ulcers, eczema, psoriasis, itching, insect bites, dandruff, allergies, and the eradication of lice. You only need to apply two to three drops directly on the affected are, to treat your skin problems.
Stress can be taken away by lavender oil. Using lavender oils is the best way to calm you down if you are anxious or nervous. If you are suffering from insomnia it has natural sedative properties to promote sleep. Those who suffer from excessive irritability will be soothed with lavender oil and those who suffer from migraine will be relieved with lavender oil because it reduces blood pressure. People who are depressed can enjoy a lighter mood with lavender oil.
Here are some of the ways to dispense lavender oil.
Lavender oil can be dispersed in the atmosphere by using a diffuser. You feel great if you breathe in air mixed with the floral scent or lavender oil and it can also help remove nasty tobacco smoke smell.
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. This massage application is great for the solar plexus, the foot arches, and along the spine.
If you want to have an aromatic bath the mixture consists of ten drops of lavender oil mixed with foam bath, bath salts, or a spoonful of milk and then diluted in hot water.
Lavender oil can be used if you have difficulty digesting food, flatulence, nausea, and digestive spasms. It is also useful as a spasmodic, increases the secretion of gastric juice in the stomach, and improves intestinal mobility. Another use of lavender oil is the elimination of intestinal parasites. What you need to take in is 2 drops of oil together with a spoonful of vegetable oil or honey, or half a spoonful of sugar, thrice daily.
Relaxing muscles, preventing inflammation and soothing pain are other uses of lavender oil. If you frequently experience cramps or if you have rheumatism, then lavender is the best cure for these. You can apply lavender oil in the affected areas and massage it. Dilute 2 – 4 drops of lavender oil in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and massage in the affected area.