Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

I love essential oils and lavender is one of my favorite scents.

Lavender essential oil not only smells great but has many more benefits than creating a sweet smelling room and it should always have a place in your cabinet.

Ease Insomnia

Certain smells like lavender can have an effect on your sleep by decreasing heart rate and blood pressure, putting you in a relaxed state.

You can put a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow or in a nebulizing diffuser.

You can also place two to three drops of lavender oil mixed with a few drops of Jojoba Oil in your hands, and then take long deep sniffs of the oil. After smelling the oil, rub it on your wrist or temples or use several drops of lavender oil in your bath before bedtime.

Lavender essential oil relaxes the body and mind and this can help to shut off the mind and allow your body to drift off to sleep.

Anxiety and Stress

Stress, anxiety, and all of the related symptoms that come along with these conditions can be helped with lavender essential oil.

The same way that the oil relaxes the mind to welcome sleep, it also relaxes the mind to ward off the effects of stress and anxiety.

When inhaled, the oil has been shown to have a positive effect in relieving headaches, lowering the heart rate, and clearing brain fog caused by stress.

With this roll-on perfume applicator, you can take it with you everywhere and feel calm anywhere.

Acne Treatment

Lavender oil has excellent benefits on the skin because of its antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics.

It soothes and nourishes the skin — treating acne, healing dry skin, and reducing the appearance of dark spots and scars caused by acne.

Other lavender oil benefits include its ability to help reduce stress and anxiety that are associated with acne breakouts giving healthy and radiant skin.

Lavender essential oil also has antibacterial properties and can be used with carrier oil like Jojoba Oil or Coconut Oil as a spot treatment on the skin to fight acne.

Scalp Treatment

Lavender essential oil can also benefit the scalp as well.

Lavender has antimicrobial properties, which helps prevent bacteria and fungi from growing.

When applied to hair or scalp, this may prevent common hair or scalp issues like itchy scalp or dandruff and even infections.

This oil has been shown to be very effective in the fight against lice, nits, and eggs, and could potentially aid in hair loss conditions as well.

Massage diluted lavender oil (equal parts lavender essential oil with jojoba or coconut oil) onto your scalp.

Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse out afterward. You can leave it in overnight with your hair wrapped in a towel if you want maximum benefits. You’ll also experience lavender’s calming and lovely scent as well as some scalp-healing effects.

For some scalp benefit, hair growth, fragrance, and calming effects, add about 5 drops of lavender oil to shampoo or conditioner.

Helps Digestion

Essential oils have been shown to also help with upset stomach, nausea, occasional gas and constipation.

Essential Oils can help to calm spasms and provide calming support to the entire digestive system.

For General stomach upset, drink one cup of water with 1 drop of lavender oil, or apply 1-3 drops with a carrier oil, directly over the abdomen in a gentle massage.

This will help the body beat the virus in a faster and more comfortable fashion.

Keeps Pests Away

No matter your location or time of year, unwanted pests can always find their way into and around your home.

Relaxing outdoors in the summertime can be ruined when bugs are around.

Lavender is well known to repel insects like mosquitos, moths and other irritating pests, as the oil smells much better to us than it does them.

If you do get bitten by a mosquito or another bug, diluted lavender essential oil can be applied to the insect bite to sooth and comfort the area.

*If you are using essential oils around your baby or pets, please check with your doctor or veterinarian first* 

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