Over 4,000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians and Indian cultures used aromatherapy as a healing art. Derived from aromatic plants and trees, each essential oil has specific therapeutic and balancing properties. The body benefits from absorbing the unique chemical composition of the selected essential oil. As well each oil has its own aromatic fragrance and directly stimulates the limbic system (the emotional force of the brain) via the sense of smell.
Your skin is your largest organ and therefore when oils are applied to your skin it acts as a sieve or sponge. It is believed to take less than 12 seconds for the oils to enter the bloodstream and be carried throughout the body by the circulatory system. It is also stated that essential oils capture the very life force of a plant. Essential oils are used to treat a variety of symptoms without the inconvenience of side effects. The positive effect of aromatherapy oils on your mind, body and spirit can be enhanced by a massage, inhalation, baths and other applications.
Lavender oil is one of the most versatile oils on the planet. Manufacturers use it in skin care as a preservative and other applications are in the cleaning industries such as lavender dish soap and surface cleaners.Lavender oil goes beyond its delightful smell, as it is known to have a spectral healing power.
This essential oil is one that you should carry with you all the time, especially when you travel. Also you can use it neat, meaning without diluting it. You can put it directly onto the skin without any hesitation, knowing that it’s safe to use at full strength.
Its Latin name is Lavandula officinalis and the oil is steam distilled from the flowering tops. A true Lavender from France, its country of origin, and smells absolutely heavenly. It is a wonderful must-use oil for the following reasons.
It’s so calming, soothing and rebuilding in every sense of the word. As it can be applied directly onto the skin, it can be used to cleanse cuts, bruises, bites and any skin irritations. Lavender is highly effective in the treatment of burns, scalds, sunburns, scars, swelling and skin conditions as it promotes new cell growth. So keep a bottle handy in your kitchen or in your bathroom medicine cabinet.
Lavender is also used for calming the mind, helping insomnia and reducing hyperactivity. It’s one of the essential oils recommended to calm children. Emotionally and mentally, Lavender helps relieve pain and fears of the mind as it is a relaxing and balancing oil on multi-dimensions.
Spiritually, Lavender helps to build one’s confidence to share one's “gifts” with others. Its colour connection is the violet energy. And because we are into various forms of natural healing methods, lavender is a crown chakra oil.
Lavenders benefits include being an analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antibiotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, deodorant, diuretic, emollient, fungicide, hypotensive, immune booster, insecticide, nervine, parasiticide, sedative, splenetic, tonic to name many of it’s healing potentials. This gives you an even better idea of why you should keep a bottle at home, in your handbag or gym bag and on your desk at work.
We know that Lavender helps to relax tight muscles and lessens pain. It also promotes restful sleep and eases insomnia. It is very spirit uplifting which helps lessen depression and balances mood swings. Lavender supports the Nervous System to reduce headaches & migraines, hypertension, nervous tension, stress-related conditions, shock and vertigo. Because lavender has a wide range of uses, if you are unsure which oil to apply, use lavender!
Plus, it’s totally safe for small children and can be used by people who have sensitivities. Add a few drops into your shampoo, conditioner, lotion, massage oil or disperse into a diffuser or as a spray mist. Try adding several drops on a cotton ball or onto a compress and apply to any skin conditions that have open sores.
Although it is safe to use by most people, it’s not recommended if you have low blood pressure.
Calming in small amounts and stimulating in large amounts. It should be avoided during early pregnancy. Do not take it internally.
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