Lavender Essential Oil
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. Lavender has an approximate ORAC of 3,669 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole
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Traditionally used to treat burns, lavender is one of history’s most celebrated and versatile essential
oils. In ancient Greece, Pedanius Dioscorides, a physician, pharmacologist, and botanist, extolled
the medicinal qualities of lavender. Greeks also used lavender as a perfume. The Romans
used lavender in their baths for washing, for its healing and antiseptic qualities, and to deter
insects. The Egyptians used lavender as an ingredient in incense and perfume. Queen Elizabeth
I used lavender as a tea to treat her frequent migraines. Following a laboratory explosion that severely burned his arm, a French scientist named Rene Gattefosse was the first modern scientist to
document lavender’s ability to promote tissue regeneration. Today, we use lavender as a tea, to dress wounds, to induce sleep, ease depression, and reduce stress. Lavender oil is one of the safest essential oils and can be used in full strength on the skin. The benefits of lavender essential oil are limitless. As we continue to study lavender, additional usage and efficacy is identified.
Lavender essential oil:
+ Balances and normalizes body functions*
+ Promotes tissue regeneration*
+ Speeds up wound healing*
+ Cleanses cuts, bruises and, skin irritations*
+ Soothes and relaxes the mind and body
+ Eases bodily aches and pains
+ PMS Cramps
+ Pink Eye
+ Assist for a deep sleep
How To Use:
Diffuse or inhale directly for aromatherapy. Apply
topically to skin irritations, cuts, or wherever
desired. Add to food or rice milk as a dietary
For a burn
+ Inhale lavender essential oil to soothe and
relax the body and mind.
+ Make an herbal tea by mixing 2 drops of
lavender essential oil with 1 teaspoon of blue agave syrup and adding to warm water.
+ Add 4–5 drops of lavender essential oil to a bath gel base and use in warm bath for
+ Drop 1–2 drops of lavender essential oil on
your pillow to aid in a restful night of sleep.
+ Massage several drops of lavender essential
oil on feet to promote relaxation.
Other Lavender Essential Oil Tips
- Soothe minor burns by applying 2–3 drops of lavender essential oil to the affected area.
- Rub lavender essential oil on dry or chapped skin to moisturize the affected area.
- Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a cotton ball and place it in closets and drawers to scent linens and repel moths and insects.
- You may be able to minimize the appearance of scar tissue by massaging lavender essential oil on or around affected areas.
- Place a few drops of lavender essential oil on a wet cloth or dryer sheet to deodorize and freshen your laundry.
- Diffuse lavender essential oil to minimize seasonal discomforts.
- Rub a few drops of lavender essential oil onto your hand and spread over your child’s pillow to help him/her sleep.
- Diffuse lavender essential oil to set the mood for a baby shower or social gathering.
- Diffuse or inhale lavender essential oil to calm your mind, body, and spirit after a hard day’s work.