Lavender Oil- A Versatile Oil
Lavender oil used in aromatherapy has a lot of uses. The different uses of lavender oil can be classified as follows: treatment for sicknesses, skin care, nerve relaxant, muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory treatment, and problems with the digestive system.
Many skin problems can be treated with lavender oil. Healing, promoting tissues growth, as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, for soothing, and regulating the waxy substance secreted from the skin or sebum, are some of the ways by which lavender oil can help our skin problems. Acne, stretch marks, blotches, scars, wounds and burns, pressure sores, ulcers, eczema, psoriasis, itching, insect bites, dandruff, allergies, and the eradication of lice can all be treated with lavender essential oils. Two to three drops of lavender oil on the affected area can already help treat your skin condition.
Lavender oils are also helpful in fighting stress. If you are anxious or nervous, lavender oils can help calm you down. Because of the natural sedative properties of lavender oil, it is very helpful for people who are suffering from insomnia. Lavender oil can help sooth excessive irritability, and helps relieve migraine due to its ability to reduce blood pressure. It can help you get away from your depression.
The ways of dispensing lavender oil for specific uses are given below.
A diffuser can help disperse lavender oil into the atmosphere. The floral scent of lavender oil mixed with air will make the room smelling fresh and gives the people in the room a great feeling; it can also take away the smell of tobacco smoke.
Massage will feel great if you use 1 part lavender oil to 10 parts of vegetable oil in the areas you are going to massage. This massage application is great for the solar plexus, the foot arches, and along the spine.
For an aromatic bath, dilute in your hot water a combination of 10 drops of lavender oil with foam bath, bath salt, or a spoonful of milk.
Lavender oil can be used if you have difficulty digesting food, flatulence, nausea, and digestive spasms. It is also useful as a spasmodic, increases the secretion of gastric juice in the stomach, and improves intestinal mobility. Another use of lavender oil is the elimination of intestinal parasites. You simply need to swallow 2 drops of the oil together with a spoonful of vegetable oil or honey, or half a spoonful of sugar, three times a day.
Lavender oil can also relax muscles, prevent inflammation and soothe pain. Cramps and rheumatism can also be relieved with this oil. You simply need to massage the lavender oil in the affected area. You need to slightly dilute 2 – 4 drops of lavender oil to a spoonful of vegetable oil before massaging it in.