Hands down, Lavender oil is one of the most used oils in my arsenal. I diffuse it alone or with Lemon or Bergamot, or Rosemary, Melaleuca or Eucalyptus. As well as antidepressant properties, it is antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal and also can be a sedative. I add it to my lotions because in addition to the pleasant scent, it offers the same benefits to the skin as it does to the air. It may also help with acne, wrinkles and even balance the oils in your hair and scalp.
Pure Lavender Essential Oil has so many uses, and it is regarded as generally safe for human consumption by the FDA. Always make sure you have 100% pure therapeutic grade oil.
- May minimize scarring
- Helps to balance body systems
- Reduces discomfort of rashes, insect bites and stings
- Relieves headaches
Lavender can be used in cooking and in beverages. Some people will put a drop under their tongue to treat ailments ranging from edema to inflammation, from tension to depression. It will lower fevers, help with pain, blood clotting disorders, and even expel parasites from the system.
Don’t forget to try this oil in a homemade insect (mosquitoes & ticks) repellant!
Test for sensitivity before use. Some adults that don’t tolerate the straight oil well can try diluting it first before abandoning it altogether. Lavender can be applied neat (undiluted) in adults and children older than 6. On children under 6, dilute in carrier oil or water before using. Should also be diluted for use on dogs and more so for cats.
Check with your doctor before use if you are pregnant or nursing.
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