Versatile and therapeutic, the peaceful, floral aroma of lavender is a must-have in your wellness regime. From easing stress to helping relieve headaches, lavender oil is a cherished remedy that has a rich history of health and wellness benefits.
The light and relaxing aroma of lavender oil has a myriad of benefits. It is most well known for its helping relax the mind, calm the nervous tension and relieve sleeplessness. Lavender may also help relieve mild pain, reduce headache duration and ease digestive discomfort.
Traditionally Used in Aromatherapy:therapeutic
- Reduce symptoms of stress
- Relieve symptoms of mild eczema/ dermatitis
- Soothe mild skin burn/sunburns
- Relieve symptoms of acne
- Enhance energy levels
- Relieve pain
- Relieve mild joint aches and pains
- Relieve colic
- Decrease abdominal spasm
- Helps decrease mild muscle spasms
- Helps relieve symptoms of muscle sprain
- Promotes mind relaxation
- Helps reduce occurrence of symptoms of mild anxiety
- Relieve restless sleep
Traditionally Used in Western Herbal Medicine to:
- Relieve sleeplessness
- Relieve nervous tension/unrest
- Relieve headache symptoms
- Relax the nervous system
- Support the nervous system
- Relieve sleeplessness
Lavender is known as the Oil of Communication and Calm: “Lavender aids verbal expression and calming the mind. Specifically, it calms the insecurities that are felt when one risks their true thoughts and feelings. Lavender addresses a deep fear of being seen and heard. Individuals in need of Lavender hide within, blocking their true self-expression. While they may be going through the motions of outward expression, they’re actually holding back their innermost thoughts and feelings. The expression is not connected to the heart or soul.
Lavender supports individuals in releasing the tension and constriction that stems from withheld expression. This bottleneck in communication can result in worried and racing thoughts, anxiousness, and sleep disruption. Due to past experiences, they may feel unsafe or fearful of expressing themselves because of potential rejection. Often they don’t allow themselves space to get in touch with all they truly think and feel. Their true voice is therefore trapped within and goes unexpressed. Strong feelings of being unlovable, unimportant, or unheard can accompany this condition.
Lavender encourages emotional honesty and insists that one speak their innermost thoughts and desires. As individuals learn to communicate their deepest thoughts and feelings, they are liberated from their self-inflicted prison. It is through open and honest communication that an individual has the potential to experience unconditional love, acceptance, and peace of mind. Through Lavender’s courageous spirit, one is free to share their True Self with others.”#
There are so many way stop use Lavender, and these are just a few:
Diffuse: add 3-4 drops in your diffuser for a relaxing aroma
Food additive: add 1-2 drops in cooking to soften citrus flavours and add a flavourful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts*
Topical use: apply 1-2 drops to desired area, e.g. bottoms of your feet at bed time, soothe skin irritations, etc. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimise any skin sensitivity. Use to soothe skin (take it with you everywhere).
Spritz: combine Lavender essential oil with water in a small spray bottle and freshen your room, linen cupboard, mattress, car, pillow and bedding (shake before use).
Possible skin sensitivity.
Keep out of reach of children.
If pregnant, nursing of under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.
Plant part: flower / leaf
Extraction method: steam distillation
Aromatic description: powdery, floral, light
Main chemical components: linalool, linalyl acetate
#Emotions and Essential Oils, A Reference Guide for Emotional Healing, 7th Edition, p. 48
We’re not doctors or health practitioners, merely people who love to live a natural lifestyle, so we’re not attempting in any way to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
*All essential oils are not equal, the information and uses we provide are based on doTERRA’s Pure, Tested Essential Oils. Always read the bottle re directions for use and note cautions above.