Most people think Lavender oil is only used to calm and relax-an aid in the fight against stress and anxiety. What most don’t know is that lavender oil offers a wide range of other health benefits. Extracted from the flowers of the lavender plant, lavender oil can be used alone or blended with cedar wood, pine, clary sage, geranium, and nutmeg. And, can be used in various forms such as essential oil or infused into gels, lotion, and soaps.
Applying a small amount to exposed skin will help fight off bug bites from mosquitoes, midges, and moths. If you do happen to get bitten, lavender oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which will help reduce the irritation and pain associated with bug bites.
Dermatologists and aromatherapists agree that lavender oil is very beneficial in the treatment of acne. While acne is an uncomfortable and embarrassing condition that affects young people as they go through puberty, acne can also afflict adults. Adding a small amount of oil to your skin cream or ointments can increase relief and healing of acne sores.
Messaging your body with lavender oil will provide relief to sore and tense muscles, muscular aches, rheumatism, sprains, back pain, and pain in your joints.
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Widely used to help fight various respiratory problems, lavender oil can help reduce pain and discomfort due to throat infections, as well as fight the flu, coughs, colds, asthma, sinus congestion, bronchitis, whooping cough, laryngitis, and tonsillitis.
Lavender oil has been shown to be effective in fighting lice, lice eggs, and nits, as well as has been shown to be helpful in the treatment against hair loss due to male pattern baldness.
Lavender oil improves circulation of the blood in the body, fighting against the risk of heart attack and arthrosclerosis that is associated with poor circulation. It also lowers blood pressure, allowing organs to increase their oxygenation, promoting muscle strength and health and increasing brain activity.