Lavender Essential Oil

Posted on March 6, 2012 | In Educational
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Written by, Becki Andrus

Lavender has become one of the most popular essential oils, because has such a lovely smell and the oil is extremely versatile… it can be used for many different things! It is extracted through steam distillation from the flowering tops of the lavender plant. This plant is a 3 foot high evergreen woody plant with purple flowers and thin leaves. It is mainly produced in France and Bulgaria but was also used anciently in England then passed to the Romans who often used it to bathe with. The aroma of this oil is fresh and light. It comes in a clear color and has a very watery consistency.

Properties:
Antifungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, analgesic, antispasmodic, antimutagenic, disinfectant, diuretic, antibiotic, regenerative, antiseptic, antitumor, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, sedative, antihistamine, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-toxic.

Possible Uses:
Lavender essential oil can be used for asthma, insomnia, earaches, migraine headaches, sunstroke, tension, arthritis, hysteria, high blood pressure, gallstones, headaches, depression, fainting, bruises, bronchitis, pineal gland, skin conditions, sunburns, tuberculosis, acne, indigestion, stress, whooping cough, hives, influenza, infection, insect bites, injuries, mouth abscess, respiratory function, wounds, fever, cold sores, convulsions, hay fever, hear irregularity, bee stings, and typhoid fever.

Application:
Aromatically- Diffuse. Inhale and breathe directly from bottle. Mix a couple drops of oil with hot water in a bowl, inhale vapors.
Topically- Apply to reflex points and location of concern. Add to bathwater, bathe. Mix with massage oil, lotion, or skin cream and massage onto skin. Apply as cold compress.
Internally- Mix 1 drop oil with 4 oz. beverage or 1 tsp. honey, consume. (FDA approved, do not give to children under the age of 6)

Historical Uses:
Lavender Essential oil was used by many people in Medieval times for its aroma and for love.

Aromatic Guide:
Aromatically this oil can help with love, peace creativity, a sense of well-being, health, and consciousness.

Click here to buy essential oils and use lavender essential oil to support the health of your family in a natural way. Also, if you have any questions about essential oils, feel free to comment here on this blog post or contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible!

With love,

Becki :)

 

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