Lavender oil is the most versatile of all essential oils. It has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and relaxing to the mind and body. It is also one of the most powerful remedies in the plant world, and offers both physical and emotional relief. It helps with problems with migraines, insomnia, insect bites, infections, stress and nervous tension. It is also has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender oil is highly regarded for skin and beauty.
Uses of Lavender oil
Excellent for aching muscles, relaxation, stress relief. Add 6-8 drops Lavender essential oil after running the water and vigorously agitate water. Add the drops to a capful of milk or Epsom salts and then put in the bath as this helps to disperse the oils through out the water.
After wetting your hair, add 3 drops of Lavender oil to a capful of water and pour onto your head. Stand under running water and allow the oil to rinse off. Cup your hands over your face and breathe in the vapors. Add oils when shampooing your hair and rinse off as normal.
Fill the top dish of an oil burner or vaporizer with water and add 6-8 drops of Lavender oil. Place a lit tea light candle in the space provided underneath the dish; place it in the bedroom or living room. Vaporization is especially good to use when you have a cold or feel unwell.
Massaging is a very effective way to apply the oil if you are having tight and sore muscles or suffering from an injury. The oil is quickly into the blood stream, thus assisting the body and mind. NEVER massage UNDILUTED oils and always use it with a good quality vegetable or carrier oil.