Blog 14: Essential Oil of the Week: Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil is one of the most widely used essential oils in aromatherapy. Romans valued it as an antidote to poison. The father of modern aromatherapy, Rene Gattefosse became fascinated about the healing potential of essential oils only after lavender essential oil relieved him magically from an accidental burn. Hence lavender essential oil holds a special place in Aromatherapy.
Include lavender essential oil in your skin care regime for clear & acne free skin. It helps in treating skin rashes, allergies as well as insect bites, cuts & burns. Being filled with natural anti-oxidant, lavender essential oil also prevents appearance of wrinkles on the skin.
A natural treatment for dandruff & hair fall. Lavender essential oil is known for arresting alopecia. It kills head lice & also works as an excellent natural conditioner, keeping your locks soft & lively.
Lavender essential oil helps in boosting body immunity thus working as a holistic healing agent. It works miraculously on respiratory conditions like asthma, bronchitis & whooping cough. Cures common digestive problems & also alleviates arthritis pain & body ache. Effective in treating PMS symptoms, leucorrhoea & uterine cramps.
Lavender essential oil work as a side effect free alternative medicine on the mind offering a calming & uplifting effect, which helps in treating depression promoting better sleep & complete relaxation of the mind & body.
How to use Lavender essential oil
For healthy hair, add 8-10 drops of lavender essential oil to 50ml of a shampoo that comes without any artificial fragrance.
Blending few drops of lavender essential oil with olive oil & using it for daily scalp & hair massage can help with hair fall & dandruff. Lavender essential oil prevents alopecia & also nourishes dry & damaged hair.
2 drops of lavender essential oil mixed with 25 drops of coconut oil makes the best potion for treating sun burn.
Blend 1 drop each of lavender, rosemary & geranium essential oils in 30ml of a base lotion without fragrance & use it as a facial cleanser for clear skin. Steep lavender buds in hot water, store it in refrigerator & use as a toner.
Pour few drops of lavender essential oil in your bath water for a luxurious & relaxing bathing experience. It will also promote a good sleep.
Pouring a few drops of lavender essential oil on a clean tissue paper & inhaling it for 8-10 minutes can be calming & relaxing for the mind. It will also refresh your mood & boost your immunity.
Add 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil to 5ml carrier oil & use it to lightly massage your nails & cuticles for treating any nail condition.
Use lavender essential oil in a diffuser to enjoy the refreshing aroma all day. It will also promote a good mood & a healthy environment in your home.
Spray lavender essential oil on your pillow for a good sleep. It is an ideal natural remedy for insomnia and sleeping disorders.
Place some lavender flowers in your wardrobe to keep the clothes smelling fresh & lavender like. It will also ward off any damp smell from the clothes.
Keya Seth Aromatherapy products enriched with Lavender essential oil
Skin, Body & Hair care range: Alopex Penta, Root Active anti-dandruff treatment, Root Active hair vitalizer, Aromatic Spa Conditioning Body Wash, Lavender Fairness Water, Fresh Look face wash range, Shine & Silk Spa Shampoo, Shine & Silk Honey Shampoo, etc.
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