Lavender Essential Oil And Its Many Uses
Lavender oil has many uses, and is one essential oil to keep in your first aid kit. Lavender essential oil is a natural antiseptic, antibiotic, antidepressant, sedative, and detoxifier.
Many people find this a calming oil. In fact, some with insomnia has found that a couple of drops of lavender oil on a kleenex placed on the night stand will help them fall asleep easily. One friend who was travelling with her mother had been experiencing insomnia. She heard about this, and followed the suggestion. The next morning, her mother reported that her daughter fell asleep within 15 minutes of using the oil.
Lavender essential oil helps with burns and scalding. It also helps with headaches. It’s one of the few oils that can be applied to the skin directly without a carrier oil. Although, for massage purposes, do use a carrier oil.
Lavender oil also helps with motion sickness. If you have already eaten when you board a plane, and then get motion sickness, use peppermint oil instead. Otherwise, smelling lavender oil will help. Actually, putting a couple of drops essential oil on a kleenex and smelling it from time to time during the plane ride will help with the air quality (for you at least!) since it does have antiseptic, antibiotic properties.
Lavender essential oil has also been known to help lower high blood pressure. You can consult a certified aromatherapist for medical purposes.
There are many more uses of lavender essential oils. You can explore its many uses in books on aromatherapy. Here are a couple of books if you want to learn more about how to use aromatherapy on yourself.
The Complete Book Of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
Aromatherapy For Women: A Practical Guide To Essential Oils For Health And Beauty by Maggie Tisserand
Learn about the different ways of caring for yourself in another post entitled Essentials For A Better Lifestyle.