Benefits of Lavender Oil
LAVENDER IS ONE OF THE MOST NOSTALGIC FRAGRANCES, bringing scenes of childhood vividly to the mind: high summer days that last for ever, lavender bushes shimmering against the blue sky, the bees blundering in and out among the flowers, stirring up the intense, sweet sensation.
But lavender is much more than just pretty & calming. It is one of the most powerful remedies in the plant world, offering both physical and emotional relief for problems as varied as burns, migraines, insomnia, insect bites, skin problems, infections, stress and nervous tension. It owes this amazing spectrum of healing powers to its complex chemical makeup.
Have a look at our 20 reasons to use Lavender Essential Oil – a remedy for aching muscles, acne, bugs & bacteria, burns, cuts & wounds, earache, eczema, fatigue, fevers, giddy spells, pulpitations, headache, insomnia, long haul travel, menstrual cramps, moths & mosquitoes, sandflies, scabies, shingles, sinusitis, stress & anxiety and sunburn.
Lavender is particularly rich in aromatic molecules called esters, which are antispasmodic, pacifying and tonic, while other molecules give it its antiviral, bacterial and anti-inflammatory powers. Of the many therapeutic attributes of Lavender oil, respiratory relief would be one of the most consistently reported benefits.
Lavender Oil Properties:
Especially beneficial to the respiratory tract in particular coughs, colds, influenza. Certainly eases breathing when lungs and sinuses are choked with phlegm.
Defends system against airborne viruses.
A refreshing note to a tired mind – lavender has been named as one of the most useful of the essences for the relief of anxiety and stress.
Good for aches and pains and muscle stiffness and may also help with rheumatic discomfort and joint stiffness.
The cicatrizant properties of lavender oil are beneficial to healing of wounds including all types of burns and even treatment of eczema, dermatitis, scabies and psoriasis.
Avoid in pregnancy, epilepsy and fever.
- 4 ounce Spray Bottle
- 4 ounces Distilled Water
- 20 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 10 drops Tangerine Essential Oil
- 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
Put the distilled water in a spray bottle, then add the essential oils. Give a good shake and spray around your home to brighten, uplift and support healthy air.
Recipe provided by Kokokahn Essential Oils
Nasal Allergy Treatment
Reduce the inflammation that accompanies severe allergies with this simple, effective treatment. Do not use on children under 12 years of age.
Combine in Neti Pot type container and use as directed
Lavender & Tea Tree Acne Gel Masks
Geranium, lavender, lemongrass, and tea tree essential oils banish bacteria while soothing inflammation. Use this gel alone or under makeup. This gel will last up to six months.
In a small glass bowl, add the aloe vera gel along with the geranium, lavender, lemongrass, and tea tree essential oils, and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into a wide-mouth, dark-colored glass storage container. Using your fingertips, apply the mixture to the blemishes. Repeat this treatment up to 3 times a day as needed. Store the container in a cool, dark place between uses.” from “Essential Oils Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing” by Althea Press
Menstrual Cramp Relief
- 1oz pump container, glass or PET plastic
- 2 Tablespoons or 1 ounce unrefined jojoba oil
- 10 drops sweet marjoram essential oil
- 5 drops geranium essential oil
- 3 drops lavender essential oil
Add jojoba oil to container. Add essential oil drops. Cap and shake. Apply to lower abdomen once or twice daily 1 week prior to your period and during your period.
We offer jojoba oil in a 1oz size that you can simply add essential oil drops to. Recipe provided by Kokokahn Essential Oils