All the followers of the aromatherapy know it : the organic True lavender essential oil is one of essential of the natural first-aid kit!
Essential oil of true lavender is extracted from the flowery heads by steam distillation. Over 100kg of true lavender flowers are required to obtain 500 – 800ml of essential oil, i.e. a yield of 0.5% to 0.8% only.
Benefits of Lavender Oil
1) Soothe the nervous system
Inhalation of lavender has a soothing and calming effect on the nervous system, making it a great alternative for alleviating stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue.
2) Relieve Nausea
Inhaling lavender scent may relieve feelings of nausea or motion sickness.
3) Ease headaches
Inhaling lavender scent or massaging the oil into the temples, forehead and neck (specifically behind your ears) can soothe headaches.
4) Improve sleep
Adding a few drops of lavender oil to a diffuser next to your bed at night can help relax the mind and the body and improve your sleep quality.
5) Heal Minor Wounds
Applying a dilution of lavender oil and distilled water to a wound can help stimulate cell regeneration and heal the would faster.
6) Alleviate menstrual cramps
Applying lavender oil to the abdomen during your menstrual cycle can help alleviate cramping.
7) Nourish Skin
Lavender is packed with antioxidants that protect and nourish your skin, making it a perfect addition to any skincare formula.
8) Combat Acne
Lavender is antimicrobial and antibacterial. So it can be sed to treat a acne flare-up or keep it at bay.
9) Relieve Itchy Skin
Lavender is anti-inflammatory. So it can be used to relieve inflamed and itchy skin caused by eczema or insect bites.
10) Diminish Dandruff
Mix lavender with olive oil and massage it into the scalp to get rid of dandruff and other scalp imbalances.
11) Stimulate Hair Growth
Lavender also stimulates blood circulation. So it helps improve hair growth when applied to the scalp in an olive oil mixture.
12) Use as Fragrance
Lavender has a delightful floral scent that it is a nice option of natural fragrance.
13) Bug Repellent
Lavender can help repel bugs and mosquitos.