The Health Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is suitable for babies from birth and for the whole family, if it needed can be used pure on the skin. Lavender oil is one of the oldest and most widely recognized essential oils, often used to make perfumes due to its pleasant and relaxing aroma. The smell of this oil has been proven to soothe and help get rid of headaches, fatigue, in some cases insomnia and nervous disorders (and behold, moths and mosquitoes don’t like it very much).

This oil has been shown to be very beneficial to the human body in clinical trials. It has antiseptic properties, helps with inflammation, joint pain, heals small wounds and cuts, burns and insect bites.

The essential oil is extracted by distillation from sun-dried lavender. This plant grows in hot places, so it is often found in Africa, the Mediterranean region, thrives in dry sandy soil.

Highly valued oil extracted from Lavandula flowers – it is colorless, suitable for food, perfumery and cosmetics. Compatible with many other essential oils (such as cedar, pine, geranium and nutmeg).

Studies have revealed that lavender essential oil helps to overcome anxiety, fear, and problematic behavior in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. One study showed a positive effect in people with dementia.

This oil is also widely used to treat various respiratory diseases – colds, coughs, bronchitis, angina. It is a great hair and facial skin care product, it is useful for those who want to get rid of lice.

The oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties, so it is suitable for the treatment of acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, various inflammations. Used with chamomile to treat eczema.

Soothes the nervous system and improves sleep

Steam lavender oil at home. Use an electric essential oil Diffuser for this purpose. The smell of lavender cleanses the mind, soothes the spirit, suppresses anger, helps the weary. Massage your feet with pure lavender oil before bed. 1-2 drops of essential oil per foot. Suitable for babies from birth and the whole family. Apply one drop of lavender essential oil to the edge of the pillow or blanket where there will be no skin contact. The slowly evaporating essential oil soothes the nervous system throughout the night.

It has balancing properties that soothe body and soul.

Helps to soothe the skin after a sunny day.

Reduces visible skin blemishes.

Steam lavender to relieve allergy symptoms.

Rash. Apply 2-3 drops of lavender oil to the rash area to relieve itching and treat the skin.

Apply 24 drops of lavender oil to the armpit area to act as a deodorant.

Rub a few drops of lavender oil on the scalp to remove dandruff.

Emotional Effects: The aroma is soothing, relaxing and balancing both physically and emotionally. Suppresses anger and frustration, helps to regain clarity, peace and thus maintains intuition. Useful for Throat and Crown Chakras.

Prevention of cardiovascular disease

The relaxing effect of lavender due to the composition of organic compounds and antioxidants reduces the risk of stroke and heart attacks, lowering blood pressure, reducing tension in the walls of blood vessels. Herbal teas and decoctions are used in complex therapies to treat cardiovascular disease and paralysis after a stroke. The use of lavender extracts improves blood circulation in the body, primarily affecting the brain area.

Stomach and intestinal stimulation

Polyphenolic compounds in lavender have many beneficial effects on the body. Tea from lavender flowers is prescribed for indigestion, intestinal disorders, cramps, colic, bloating, overloading the gallbladder. According to reviews of patients treated with herbal decoctions, in addition to the main result, clarity of physical strength and thinking, rejuvenation of the skin and nails appear.

Reduction of muscle and joint tension

The analgesic properties of lavender are well known. The broths of this herbal drink eliminate muscle cramps, and local baths help reduce leg fatigue after physical work or a long transition. Massaging the joints with lavender oil or alcohol infusions help reduce the pain of arthritis, rheumatism, gout.

Moisturizes and nourishes skin cells

A bath with flower and lavender leaf extract is a great way to get rid of dryness and irritation of the skin. You can also take care of the beauty of your face and body by using an essential oil or herbal decoction poured into an aerosol can. Lavender is used not only in cosmetology, but also to maintain diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, furunculosis, acne, itching and inflammation, skin cleanliness, elasticity and smoothness. The use of medicinal infusions helps to relieve the symptoms of PMS, reduces migraines, reduces irritability and nervousness in early menopause. Bath and disinfectant herbal decoctions effectively remove whiter, reduce inflammation of the vagina and cervix.

Lavender essential oil can come in handy in almost any situation.

How To Use Essential Oils During Meditation

You can use an essential oil diffuser, a cup of hot water or apply a few drops of oil on a napkin. Before meditation, swell and rinse your nose with water to keep you clean and breathe freely through both nostrils. 

Sit comfortably, inhale the aroma of the essential oil, imagine, feel how the aroma of essential oils fills your soul, feel the powerful energy of the plant- connect with it, enter into resonance with its vibration, feel it in every cell and energy field of your body.

Lavender:  Lavender is an antianxiety, antidepressant, and relaxant.  Lavender is one of the best essential oils for meditation because its calming properties can put your mind in the right frame to achieve clarity and enlightenment from meditation.  It also helps stabilize and calm you, so if you are having a restless meditation session, you can balance yourself and really focus.