25 Uses for Lavender Oil

25 Uses for Lavender Oil WI

Lavender is perhaps one of the most popular and commonly used essential oils; and for very good reason. It’s aroma is almost heavenly and its uses are abundant. If you’ve ever smelled a good quality lavender oil, or used it for one of its many therapeutic uses, you’ve probably fallen in love with it by now.

Before we begin talking about the therapeutic uses for lavender, let’s take a look at some of the therapeutic properties it poses:

  • Analgesic
  • Anticoagulant
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Antidepressant
  • Antifungal
  • Antihistamine
  • Anti-infectious
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antimutagenic
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antitoxic
  • Antitumor
  • Cardiotonic
  • Regenerative
  • Sedative

Now for the plentiful and wonderful uses of lavender oil:

  1. Healing– Used to heal cuts, scrapes, and bruises
  2. Anxiety relief– Calms and soothes any undesirable emotions
  3. Allergies– Since it is a natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory it works well with your body to relieve allergies
  4. Arrhythmia– Lavender’s cardiotonic property helps stabilize any heart irregularities
  5. Burns– Offers relief to skin burns and helps regenerate burnt tissue
  6. Takes the sting out– Lavender will take the sting out of any bug stings
  7. Relieves itch– Bug bites often result in itching, a few drops of lavender will help relieve the itch
  8. Calming– Lavender is wonderful and very well known for it’s calming and soothing effects
  9. Convulsions/seizures– Lavender is a natural anticonvulsant, and can help reduce convulsions
  10. Dandruff– Lavender is soothing to the skin, which allows it to minimize dandruff
  11. Diaper rash– With the antifungal and anti-inflammatory to offer diaper rash relief
  12. Fever– Fever’s generally go hand in hand with achy body’s, and lavender can help with the achyness!
  13. Gnat/mosquito repellent– Although we adore the smell of lavender some insects do not
  14. Strengthen hair– Since it is soothing to the skin, it also works in the same manner with hair helping with dry/brittle hair
  15. Reduces hyperactivity– A few drops of lavender will help reduce hyperactivity or symptoms of ADD/ADHD
  16. Inflammation– Those who suffer from inflammation can appreciate a few drops of lavender to provide some relief and work to reduce the inflammation itself
  17. Insomnia– Nothing will help you sleep like a baby more than a few drops of lavender on your pillow case
  18. Skin irritation– Lavender will help soothe skin irritation and relieve the itch
  19. Mastitis– Lavender will help reduce the tenderness and inflammation brought on by mastitis
  20. Pain relief– Being an analgesic, lavender offers natural pain relief for all of those aches and pains
  21. Poison ivy– Lavender will help regenerate the effected tissue and take the itch out of poison ivy skin irritations
  22. Rheumatoid arthritis– Lavender will provide pain relief and help with the inflammation of arthritis
  23. Dry skin– Lavender is soothing to the skin and will help regenerate the dry/dead skin cells
  24. Sunburn– Not only does lavender help relieve the burn, but it also helps regenerate the tissue of a sunburn
  25. Scars/stretch marks– Reduces scars and stretch marks with it’s regenerative properties

How do you use lavender oil?

 

 

Source: Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils

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Ashlee
Hi there! I am Ashlee, a contributing writer for Whole Intentions, and wife and mother, who is an advocate of natural living. I am passionate about all things green and crunchy. Stop by my blog at Healthy Oil Mom to learn a bit more about me.
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