Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Essential Oil.
Lavender oil is widely known for its calming and relaxing properties. It is often used in aromatherapy to promote a sense of tranquillity and reduce stress and anxiety. Additionally, lavender oil has antimicrobial properties, making it useful for treating minor cuts, burns, and insect bites. It can also be used topically to alleviate muscle pain and headaches. In skincare, lavender oil is believed to have a soothing effect on the skin and may help reduce inflammation and acne.
When used in aromatherapy, lavender oil can:
Promote Relaxation: The aroma of lavender oil has a calming effect on the nervous system, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and promote relaxation. It can create a serene atmosphere and aid in achieving a state of mental tranquility.
Improve Sleep Quality: Lavender oil is often used to improve sleep quality and combat insomnia. Inhaling the scent of lavender oil before bedtime can help induce a sense of calm and relaxation, promoting a more restful sleep.
Alleviate Headaches: The soothing aroma of lavender oil can provide relief from headaches and migraines. Inhalation or gentle massage with diluted lavender oil on the temples and neck area can help ease tension and reduce headache symptoms.
Enhance Mood: Lavender oil has mood-enhancing properties, helping to uplift the spirits and improve emotional well-being. It can alleviate feelings of irritability, restlessness, and promote a sense of overall balance and contentment.
Reduce Mental Fatigue: The refreshing aroma of lavender oil can help combat mental fatigue and improve focus and concentration. It is often used during study or work sessions to enhance mental clarity and productivity.
Vaporiser: Add 8-10 drops of essential oil to the ceramic dish of your vaporiser.
Diffuser: Add 8-10 drops of essential oil to the full water chamber of your diffuser.
Massage: essential oils should always be mixed with a carrier oil when applied directly to the skin. Add 5 drops of essential oil into 10ml of carrier oil and massage into the skin. Always patch test first.
Bath: mix 12-20 drops essential oil with a carrier oil prior to putting the oils in a full drawn bath, this protects your skin and helps the oils to disperse through the bath safely.
Steam inhalation: add 2-3 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming water & cover the head with a towel. Close the eyes & inhale deeply for 5 minutes. Repeat as needed.
Pillow: add 1-2 drops of essential oil to your pillow to encourage a restful nights sleep.
Safety Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. It is recommended to seek a healthcare practitioners advice before using essential oils during pregnancy.