Lavender Oil- A Versatile Oil
Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils which is used in aromatherapy. It can be used to treat sicknesses, for skin care, to calm the nerves, to relax the muscles, as an anti-inflammatory treatment, and for digestive system problems.
A lot of problems we experience with our skin can be cured with lavender oil. It can help heal, promote tissue growth, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, soothing and can also regulate the waxy substance secreted from the skin (sebum). 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. 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. If you are anxious or nervous, lavender oils can help calm you down. Lavender oils have natural sedative properties that promote sleep and this is very helpful for people suffering from insomnia. 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. It also improves your depressive states.
The ways of dispensing lavender oil for specific uses are given below.
You can disperse it in the atmosphere by using a diffuser. This oil has a floral scent and if you mix it with the air it gives a pleasant atmosphere which gives you a great feeling, and it also takes away tobacco smells.
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. Lavender oil is also beneficial in eliminating 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. Cramps and rheumatism can also be relieved with this oil. 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.
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