Lavender Essential Oil In Brief

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Lavender Essential Oil is: analgesic, antibacterial, anti-depressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, calmative, detoxifying, and hypotensive.

Lavender Essential Oil benefits include: Contains calming, pain-relieving, relaxing & sedative properties. It also helps stimulate peristalsis & the production of bile & gastric juices, providing digestive relief. When applied topically to the neck, chest, or back, or when inhaled through steam inhalation it can speed recovery & provide symptomatic relief from respiratory infections. Improves circulation & hypertension.

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Lavender Essential Oil Main Uses

  • Anxiety + depression + insomnia + hormonal balancing
  • Aids sleep
  • Immune-boosting + infection-fighting + anti-fungal
  • Anxiety + depression
  • Digestive pain + indigestion + flatulence + colic + vomiting + diarrhoea
  • Respiratory relief: colds + flu +throat infections + asthma + whooping cough, sinusitis + bronchitis + tonsillitis + laryngitis
  • Diuretic, which helps prevent cystitis
  • Hormonal balancing

Lavender Essential Oil For Skincare

  • Acne + dermatitis + psoriasis + eczema
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Reduces topical itching, swelling and redness
  • Cuts + burns + soothes insect bites
  • Scars + discolouration + wound healing
  • Helps kill lice + lice eggs + nits + improves hair health + growth rates

Lavender Essential Oil Extraction Method: Steam distillation

Active Constituents in Lavender Essential Oil: Linalyl acetate + Linalool + (Z)-B-Ocimene + Lavandulyl acetate + Terpinene-4-ol + B-Caryophyllene + (E)-B-Farnesene + (E)-B-Ocimene + 3-Octanyl acetate

Lavender combines well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Neroli, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Pine, Rosemary, Tangerine, Rose Otto & Vetiver

Lavender substitute oils: Tea Tree, Clary Sage & Hyssop

Lavender Essential Oil Interesting Fact: Lavender is capable of fighting antifungal-resistant skin & nail infections according to the University of Coimbra, which found it to be lethal to skin-pathogenic strains known as dermatophytes, as well as various Candida species. (Source: Mercola)

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