May 18, 2010

Lavender Essential Oil: an All Purpose Aid

If you are unfamiliar with Essential Oils lavender is a good one to start with.  Lavender is gentle and effective and has a million and one uses.  The smell of a high quality lavender is potent and has a slight licorice undertone.  Here are some easy and practical uses for Lavender:

Rub on a sunburn, diluted with a lotion or carrier oil or undiluted for bad burns.  3-5 times a day until symptoms desist.

Apply undiluted on bug bites.  As need or 3-5 times a day. (Testimonial:  I get huge silver dollar sized welts when I get a mosquito bite.  After a few days they turn into ugly purple masses.  They can take a month or so to completely disappear. When I apply lavender on my bites they are gone in a week.)

For Insomnia, add several drops to a small spray bottle and spritz on your pillows and sheets.  (or use a diffuser)  Lavender helps calm the nerves in the brain so you can unwind and sleep.

Lavender is great for the hair and face as well.  Just add a several drops to your favorite products or use undiluted as an astringent.  It can help with oily skin by regulating oil production.

Mix Lavender with other E-oils like birch or frankincense for joint and muscle pain. 

Apply to small open wounds in place of a triple antibiotic ointment.  You will need to cover with a bandage and reapply as needed.


Lavender Essential Oil
Lavandula angustifolia

Our most popular oil, lavender has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and its therapeutic properties for thousands of years. Lavender is widely used and accepted for its calming and relaxing qualities. For topical, aromatic, or dietary use.

1 comment:

  1. I rub some on my skin after I shave and no razor bumps!