When it comes to your wellness, Southern Comfort Wellness lavender essential oil benefits you physically and emotionally. This plant with purple flowers definitely has a place at the top of the list.
First, lavender (lavendulan officinalis) is genus of flowering plant native to the “Old World,” the bountiful regions of Africa, Asia and Europe, which were just called the “whole world” until explorers discovered the Americas. And then everyone had to distinguish between “Old” and “New” worlds. It’s definitely an “Old World” plant because it thrives in Mediterranean conditions – sunny and dry.
Lavender essential oil can be made by steam distilling. This is dangerous business so don’t try distilling at home. It involves steam and kettles.
While this essential oil is great for aromatherapy, and used medicinally and cosmetically by many people all over both the “Old” and the “New” worlds, there is no clinical evidence that lavender stops diseases, has any effect on diseases, or improves health.
Lavender Essential Oil Benefits
Lavender oil has a fantastic aroma. The fresh, floral aroma from this plant makes an immediate impact on your well-being. It’s a mood-changer, relieves tension and helps ease your nerves.
Before moving ahead, just remember that essential oil is not intended to be taken orally. That would be harmful. Essential oil is made to be diluted with a carrier and only applied to the skin or used to brighten your surroundings.
Here some benefits of lavender essential oil:
- Insomnia. Using lavender oil can improve the quality of your sleep. Using lavender, you may fall asleep faster and sleep longer. A great way to fight insomnia with lavender is in the form of a room spray. Check out this recipe for lavender oil room spray.
- Pain Relief. Lavender essential oil may ease sore muscles and sprains if massaged onto the affected area. If you have chronic pain, though, please see a doctor. If you fell down a flight of stairs, you’re going to need medical attention.
- Skin Issues. It can aid in healing insect bites and itchy skin. It also has properties that may help treat wounds and scar tissues.
- Fungal Infections. Lavender essential oil has been found to be effective in combating antifungal-resistant infections. It may help with that nasty toe fungus.
- Improves Mood. The fragrance alone is a mood booster.
- Anxiety. It’s a natural remedy that calms and sooths the soul.
- Hair Loss. Applied to the hair over a period of time, lavender oil can promote hair growth.
Lavender essential oil will not treat:
- High Blood Pressure
There are constant medical tests being done on the positive effects of lavender essential oil. But it, or any essential oil, should never be taken in place of approved and/or prescribed medicines.
There may be side effects. Lavender oil can possibly irritate the skin, cause an allergic reaction, cause nausea or headaches. If you’re currently taking medication, please consult with a doctor about any complications of using lavender oil with your medication.