Lavender Essential Oil – Why you should be using it today
Renowned for its multiple uses and benefits, aromatherapy owes its name and popularity to this wonderful plant. This evergreen plant touches everyone’s life – in form of perfume, skincare, body care or even house cleaning products.
Lavender is native to the Mediterranean region and has been used extensively in Rome, Greece, Egypt and India where it finds mention in ancient texts for its uses in religious rituals as well as medicines.
The exotic floral smell of this fern along with its therapeutic properties to support numerous physical, emotional and psychological healing, makes it special among the rest of the herbs.
In this blog, we will explore the myriad ways of using this versatile oil.
Glowing healthy skin
Lavender essential oil’s powerful antibacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties create a healing environment for the skin. Including Lavender essential oil in your daily skincare routine helps to moisturizes dry chapped skin and organically enhances the elasticity of the skin. Lavender’s high linalool content makes it an especially skin-friendly oil, soothes irritated and red skin and can hydrate dry, flaking skin associated with inflamed skin and other skin conditions like eczema. It’s skin regenerative properties help in healing sun burns, acne scars and other wear and tear that our skin goes through, in a course of a day. Brightens the skin and restores the nature glow and complexion.
Healthy shiny hair
Lavender essential oil is packed with nutrients that make our hair strong, silky and fizz-free. Suitable for all hair types and restores the oily or dry scalp to a normal state. The anti-septic properties of this cool oil nourish the scalp and help eliminate nits, lice and dandruff and concerns related to itchy scalp. The anti-microbial properties improve blood circulation and keeps the hair shaft and hair follicles clear of bacteria. Adding Lavender essential Oil to your haircare regime improves texture of the hair and make them shine with health.
Adios stress, hello sleep
Lavender Essential Oil works wonders for our nervous system. The fresh floral aroma soothes and calms the body and mind. It stops the body’s fight or flight response and brings it back to the present. Use it to alleviate long term anxiety or depression or to manage an in-the-moment anxious response. Studies indicate that using lavender oil post pregnancy helps soothe anxiety in high-risk postpartum women. The sedative properties of Lavender Essential Oil help to relax the body to enhance quality sleep and to fight insomnia in all age groups regardless of severity.
Heal wounds and burns without leaving behind any scars
Lavender Essential Oil is a powerhouse herb. The antiseptic and anti-fungal properties help heal minor wounds and burns. Due to its regenerative properties, it helps to build the skin tissue without leaving a scar. Lavender Essential Oil is known to help soothe bug bites and helps recover from the stinging pain and itchiness.