Lavender oil is an essential oil obtained by distillation process from the certain lavender flower spikes. From ancient times lavender oil has been used in the production of perfume. In ancient time the oil was used in oil painting before the use of turpentine oil. Apart from that, lavender essential oil is also used nowadays in different beverages like tea, lemonades, syrups, etc. it is also used in baking dishes. However, lavender essential oil is mainly popular to make perfumes. The use of lavender essential oil in aromatherapy is growing day by day.
But, many of us may not know the various health benefits of lavender essential oil. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties, it relieves pain, it can disinfect wounds because of its antiseptic properties, it can control dandruff and other scalp irritations, can heal skin rashes, enhances blood circulation, treat respiratory problems, and so on.
People who suffer from lack of sleep or insomnia can use lavender oil to alleviate this. Lavender essential oil has the power to induce sleep. Spray some lavender essential oil on your pillow or night dress. Take a bath in lavender essential oil mixed water before going to sleep. Practice this daily. It helps a lot to induce a deep sleep.
Reduces Stress and Cools Down Your Nerves and Improves Mood:
Form the times immemorial lavender oil has been used to solve various neurological problems like stress, anxiety, migraine, etc. The aroma of lavender oil alleviates nervous exhaustion and helps to get rid of neurological problems. Put a diffuser in a room where you spend most of your time after returning from work. You can also apply lavender oil topically on your forehead or behind your ears.
Can Detoxify the Skin:
The environment is full of toxins and pollutants that have an adverse effect on our skin. Lavender oil contains powerful antioxidants that can fight these pollutants and inhibit the growth of various skin bacteria.
Helpful With Skin Problems Like Eczema and Acne:
Eczema is an embarrassing skin problem with a constant itching and burning sensation. If you apply this oil topically on that irritated areas, it helps a lot in getting rid of of the constant itching. With the help of a cotton bud, apply raw lavender essential oil on acne. Do not forget to clean your skin before application. Antibacterial property of lavender essential oil helps a lot to solve acne problems quickly.
Helpful in Muscle Pain:
After a long day’s work, if you experience muscle pain, mix small amount of lavender oil with your body oil and massage it onto your body. It helps to relieve muscle pain by enhancing blood flow in the muscle. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil in warm water, and take a bath in this water. To relax your tired feet, soak them in lavender-oil infused hot water. You will benefit.
Excellent for Dandruff:
Antifungal and antibacterial properties of lavender oil help to solve dandruff problems effectively. Mix a few drops of lavender oil in coconut oil. Massage it on your scalp. Leave it overnight and then wash it the next morning. Practice this method twice a week to get the benefit.