Lavender oil is obtained by distillation from the flower spikes of certain species of lavender.
Lavender oil has long been used in the production of perfume. It has a floral fragrance and is very soothing and relaxing, which makes it invaluable for all types of stress-related conditions, such as insomnia. It can also be used for sunburn, greasy skin and acne. Lavender oil produces a significant decrements in performance of working memory and impaired reaction times and is widely used by aroma therapists.
Other health benefits of lavender oil include
Lavender oil commonly named as nature’s antioxidant superhero has been known to helps your body produce three of the body’s most powerful antioxidants; glutathione, catalase, and SOD.
Inhale lavender essential oil vapour from a diffuser regularly to make the most of this benefit.
Lavender oil has been widely used to treat neurological issues like migraines, stress, anxiety, and depression without any adverse side effects. Furthermore, lavender oil has been shown to reduce symptoms and development of Alzheimer’s disease.
To relieve stress and improve sleep, put a diffuser by your bed and diffuse oils while you sleep at night or in the family room while you’re reading or winding down in the evening. Also, can be rubbed topically behind your ears for the same benefits.
Speeds the healing of burns, cuts, scrapes and wounds
Lavender oil is rich in antimicrobial properties that speed the healing of burns, cuts, scrapes and wounds. It also prevents various infections and combats bacterial and or fungal disorders.
It can also be used for sunburn, greasy skin and acne.
Great for skin
Due to its antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics, lavender essential oil mixed with aloe or coconut oil has huge benefits on your skin. Some research has even proven its ability to speed recovery from canker sores and can prevent allergic reactions.
Mixing lavender oil with aloe, coconut or even frankincense essential oils and applying topically on your skin will greatly benefit your skin.
Lavender or Headaches
For people who struggle with both tension headaches and migraine heartaches, there is a natural alternative to drugs in Lavender oil. Inhale lavender oil for 15 minutes and or combine lavender oil with peppermint oil and rub these oils on the back of the neck.
Sleep and Insomnia
Using lavender oil improved the overall quality of sleep significantly. Research on college student has shown improvement of up to 60% in length of sleep, time it took to fall asleep, restfulness and reduced symptoms of insomnia.
To improve your quality of sleep, diffuse lavender before or during sleep or rub it directly on your neck, chest and temples.
Lavender oil has been recommended by Dr. Josh Axe, a wellness physician in the video below.
Tunisian Scientists in 2014 were involved in a research to test the effects of lavender essential oil on blood sugar. They found that lavender essential oil treatment, protected the body from the following indicators of diabetes;
- Increase in blood glucose. The biggest cause of diabetes.
- Help improve metabolic disorders, especially for fat metabolism.
- Control weight gain.
- Liver and kidney antioxidant depletion which could lead to their dysfunction.
- Antioxidant activity of lavender is actually healthier than ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).
How to do it;
apply lavender essential oil topically on your neck and chest, diffuse it in the air, or supplement with it for the health benefits.