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. Healing, promoting tissues growth, as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, for soothing, and regulating the waxy substance secreted from the skin or sebum, are some of the ways by which lavender oil can help our skin problems. 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. Lavender oils can help calm you down whenever you are anxious or nervous. Lavender oils have natural sedative properties that promote sleep and this is very helpful for people suffering from insomnia. If you are excessively irritable, it can soothe you, and if you are prone to migraine it relieves you by reducing the 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. The floral scent of lavender oil mixed with air will make the room smelling fresh and gives the people in the room a great feeling; it can also take away the smell of tobacco smoke.
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. This massage application is great for the solar plexus, the foot arches, and 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. It is also useful as a spasmodic, increases the secretion of gastric juice in the stomach, and improves intestinal mobility. Another use of lavender oil is the elimination of 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.
Other uses of lavender oil includes relaxing the muscles, anti-inflammatory, and soothes pain. If you frequently experience cramps or if you have rheumatism, then lavender is the best cure for these. Massaging the lavender oil in the affected area will help a lot. The lavender oil should be slightly diluted with the mixture of 2 to 4 drops essential oil to a spoonful of vegetable oil.