If you are in your oily journey you know how awesome Lavender Essential Oil is. For most it’s the one oil that you could NEVER go without.
Ancient wisdom tell us that this essential oil has been used for medicinal and religious purposes for over 2,500 years! (Source)
From beautifying your skin to nipping bug bite itches in the bud, Lavender is one of the most common, useful, and calming oils ever created by mother nature.
“Lavender, is an essential oil that is often used to
- decrease anxiety
- improve mood
- increase sedation
The reason we have these effects when we inhale the essential oil of lavender is because of the parasympathetic stimulation of the autonomic nervous system, leading to increased beta power and decreased contingent negative variation on encephalogram. Helping overall with our mood and anxiousness. Understanding that aromatherapy can have positive effects on a being’s stress level it is clear that it can be used for health promotion. (Source)
Lavender is an absolute”must have” for your medicine chest. It is such a versatile oil with a beautiful and intoxicating floral aroma.
Let’s dive in to the incredible uses/benefits Lavender Essential Oil offers us:
Uses for Topical Application (Neat):
- Cold sores
- Stretch Marks
- Age and Sun Spot reduction
- Headaches and Migraines – (combine with peppermint oil) – Rubbing these oils on the back of the neck, the temples on the lateral side of the forehead along with inhaling it. Typically 2 drops of each oil in the palm of your hand then rubbed into the areas works perfectly.
Aromatic Application (Direct Inhalation or Diffuse) for:
- Stress Disorders
- Insomnia or Sleeplessness
- Air Freshener
- Relaxing Environment
- Stomach Discomfort
Hippie Tip: Apply a couple drops on your pillowcase before bedtime or put a couple drops on an organic cotton ball and place it in your lingerie drawer!
DIY Recipes to make with Lavender:
How do you use Lavender oil? Please share!
Live Hippily…and live in lavish with Lavender 🙂