Updated: Jun 14, 2019
Lavender Oil is by far the most versatile essential oil you can buy. It has the ability to balance the mind and body. When buying lavender oil make sure you buy the essential oil and not just lavender oil from a reputable source. There are many uses of lavender and here are 10 of them that may benefit you:
Nervous System - studies show that inhaling lavender oil calms the nervous system to alleviate stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue. Headaches - by massaging lavender oil into the temples, forehead, neck and especially behind the ears can relieve headaches. Sleep - add a few drops of lavender to a diffuser next to the bed at night to relax the mind and improve sleep. Wounds - apply diluted lavender oil with distilled water to wounds to stimulate cell regeneration to speed up wound healing. Menstrual Cramps - apply to tummy during menstrual cycle to alleviate cramping. Acne - because lavender oil is an antibacterial and antimicrobial it is good for keeping flare-ups at bay. Itchy Skin - lavender oil is an anti-inflammatory so it can be used to relieve inflamed itchy skin caused by eczema or insect bites. Dandruff - Mix lavender oil with olive oil and massage into the scalp to get rid of dandruff. Hair Growth - lavender stimulates blood circulation, so it can improve hair growth. Apply olive oil mixture to the scalp with thyme, rosemary and cedarwood to improve hair loss.