lavender essential oil
Essential oils

Health benefits of the lavender essential oil

Lavender essential oil / Lavandula officinalis / angustifolia

 

About the lavender essential oil

With more than 300 active ingredients and excellent skin tolerance, the lavender essential oil is the first oil of the family kit. Moreover, it also has great antiseptic and healing properties, and is now largely used in modern aromatherapy. Also in the symbolic language of flowers, lavender is associated with luck!

Family: Lamiaceae
Country of origin: France (first world producer) and Mediterranean basin.
Perfume: Soft, sweet, stimulating and penetrating lavender perfume.
Main properties: Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, relaxing muscle, skin healing, fluidifying and tonic, calming, sedative, balance of the nervous system…

 

How to choose your lavender oil?

A good quality lavender oil should not have the color of the plant, or it is falsified! Avoid falsified Lavandin or clonal lavender, and for better quality, always purchase organic essential oils.

 

Main uses of the lavender essential oil

  • Stress (especially for children): Insomnia, restlessness, irritability, anxiety. Can be used in association with Mandarin and Sweet orange essential oils.
  • Skin problems: Scars, burns, abrasions, redness, sunburn, razor burn, acne, eczema.
  • Pain: Muscle cramps, headache.
  • Child care: otitis, lice

 

Recommended uses and precautions

For: everyone!

True lavender is very versatile and can be used locally pure on the skin, including in young children but always after a skin test.

Avoid using too often and ensure proper dilutions, as some cases of hypersensitivity and dryness of skin have been reported in masseurs who frequently use lavender.

Also caution during pregnancy.

No oral interest.

 

Some recipes

In bath; In diffusion; In inhalation; Friction; On the skin; In cosmetics; House maintenance

Purulent acne (infected)
1 drop of lavender essential oil (+ 1 drop of noble Laurier) in application on acne spots 3 times per day.

Sore throat
1 drop of lavender essential oil (+ 1 drop of Tea-tree) in a glass with half a teaspoon of salt, fill with warm water and use as a gargle. Do not swallow.

Anti-cramps
25 drops of lavender essential oil (+ 50 drops of Grapefruit essential oil). Massages of the muscles. Do not expose yourself to sunlight.

Moths repellent and good smell for linen
4 drop of lavender essential oil on a cotton or piece of wood in the wardrobe.

Anxiety
10 drops of lavender essential oil (+ 3 drops of noble Chamomile  + 1 drop of Neroli) in 10 ml of almond oil. You can also add 1 or 2 drops on the solar plexus in the evening at bedtime and massage.

Headache
2 to 3 drops of lavender essential oil in a teaspoon of almond oil. Massage the forehead temples.

Otitis
Lavender officinale and Lavender aspic are the only essential oils that can theoretically be used safely in the ear canal, diluted in a greasy vegetable oil (hazelnut, castor). 2 drops on cotton and introduce at the beginning of the ear canal. Do not pour pure or diluted directly into the ear without knowing the condition of the ear canal!

Stress – Nervousness
20 drops in 2 spoons of Vegetable oil; Pour into a warm bath. Relax 20 minutes.

Stress, trouble sleeping child, anxiety
1 or 2 drops in massage on the solar plexus and the wrists

Anti-lice repellent
10 Drops in the hair or in base shampoo.

The recipes are given for information purposes and can not replace the medical authority or the consultation of an Aromatherapist. We disclaim any responsibility for the consequences that may arise from misuse of the information contained herein.

 

Find more about essential oils in this essential oils guide.

 

Sabine Deloffre
Sabine Deloffre is a French Digital Solution Manager living in Sydney, Australia. Sabine has a huge passion for technology and web development, as well as sport and health. After a degree in mathematics and physics, followed by a master in Computer sciences and Management, Sabine worked as a Software Engineer, Technical Project Manager, Digital Producer, and Product Owner. Her creative ideas and her passion for web technologies and innovation helped her develop several websites and applications during the weekends when she is not too busy running, at the gym or trying new healthy recipes!
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