Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula Augustifolia)

Lavender (Lavandula Augustifolia) is one of the safest and best-known plants for essential oils. Everyone loves Lavender. Lavender or Lavendula Augustifolia is best known for promoting relaxation, calmness, and ease. You can use the whole plant of lavender from its leaves, to flower to buds. Lavender essential oils are derived from the flower and stem of the plant. It is derived from steam distillation.

How to use lavender essential oil?

  • Lavender essential oil can be used in the bath or shower. In the bath as a bath soak. In the shower has a shower steam melt.
  • Diffused for aromatherapy benefits.
  • Massage, diluted in a carrier oil.  
  • Mixed with carrier oils to used topically as in body butter or body scrub.

What is Lavender Essential oil good for?

Lavender essential oil helps improve sleep, reduce anxiety, stress. It can help with burns and wounds. It improves skin imperfection and reduces acne. Helps with eczema and psoriasis. Helps relieve headaches. Lower blood pressure. Below is a larger list of medicinal properties of lavender essential oil.

Medicinal properties of lavender essential oil

acne, analgesic, antiallergenic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antiseptic, anxiety, asthma, athlete’s foot, boil, bruise, burn, chickenpox, chilblains, childbirth, colic, dandruff, depression, dermatitis, diuretic, earache, flatulence, headache, hypertension, insect bites, insecticide, insect repellent, insomnia, irritability, itchiness, lice, migraine, muscle pain and stiffness, nausea, nightmares, rheumatism, scabies, sedative, sprains and strains, stress, stretch mark, sunburn, vomiting whooping cough, wounds.  

Can I apply Lavender Essential oil directly on the skin?

Most lavender essential oil can be used topically, however, it is best to do test spots on every oil purchased. Even if you have used the brand before it is still best to do a test spot because every bottle of oil is different. To be safe mix lavender essential oils with carrier oils.

Does lavender actually help you sleep?

There are two natural chemicals in lavender that help you sleep better. They are called linalyl acetate and linalool. These two chemicals absorb into your bloodstream when you use the oil topically. To get a good night’s sleep lavender essential oil can be put on your feet to get a restful night.

How to get the best night sleep with lavender essential oil

Here are a few techniques you can use to get a better night’s sleep by using lavender essential oil. Choose a few from the list so you don’t overbear yourself with the aroma.

TechniquesHow to use lavender essential oil?
DiffuserOne hour before going to bed turn on your diffuser with a few drops of essential oils in it. Find a task such as journaling, reading, meditating, etc to do before sleeping.
Bath Soak Draw yourself a relaxing bath. Use lavender essential oils in your bath or purchase a premade soak here.
Oil your feetApply lavender essential oil on the bottom of your feelings. You can rub it in and go to sleep or you can add some heated socks for deeper relaxation.
TeaHave a cup of lavender tea. DO NOT use lavender essential oil. Use lavender petals.
MassagesMassage lavender essential oil on your neck, shoulders, and back. This will help with stiffness, anxiety, and stress.
BeddingUse lavender essential oil in a spray bottle. Spray a little onto your pillow, sheets, and blanket. Use a small bottle with a small amount. If you want to use a larger bottle add witch hazel or rubbing alcohol or distilled water so the mixture will not cause mold.
Avoid using tech objects one hour before sleeping
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What other oil does lavender blend well with?

If you want to get more benefits out of your lavender essential oils mix them with other oils. Below is a list of other oils that blend well with lavender. When you blend rosemary and lavender essential oil with a carrier oil using it on your scalp will help the dryness and help with hair regrowth. Chamomile and lavender essential oil mixed with other carrier oils can make a great salve to help heal cuts and wounds.

Blends well with basil, bay, benzoin, bergamot, black pepper, cajeput, calamus, camphor, caraway, carrot seed, cedarwood, chamomile, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, clove, cypress, elemi, eucalyptus, fennel, fir needle, frankincense, geranium, German chamomile, grapefruit, helichrysum, hyssop, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, lemon eucalyptus, lime, mandarin, manuka, marjoram, melissa, myrrh, neroli, niaouli, nutmeg, orange, oregano, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, roman chamomile, rose geranium, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, spearmint, spearmint, spikenard, spruce, etageres, tea tree, thyme, valerian, vetiver.

Why is Lavender bad for you?

Too much of anything will cause you harm. Lavender essential oil is a sedative and hypertensive. Using it when driving, when you need to concentrate, or if you already have low blood pressure is not a good idea. Lavender essential oil is also linked to Prepubertal Gynecomastia in boys. Click on the link to read more about the article.

Precautions

Avoid using while driving sedative properties can cause drowsiness. Do not use if you have estrogen-dependent cancer. Always consult a doctor if you are unsure. 

Lavender essential oil is a must-have oil for beginners. It is a very versatile oil. You can mix it with any carrier oils or diffuse it for aromatherapy benefits. Lavender helps with better sleep. Pick a few off of the list to try and see how much better your sleep becomes. Come back and tell us how if your sleep is better. Purchase our calming blessing lavender essential oil to keep in your cabinet as a must-use oil.

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