Simply Pure’s Lavender essential oil is valued for it’s fragrance and versatility. It is an anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. It also has antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifying, hypotensive, and sedative effects.
Lavender oil is one of the most well-known essential oils in aromatherapy, and can be:
- Added to your bath or shower to relieve aching muscles and stress.
- Massaged on your skin as a relief for muscle or joint pain, as well as for skin conditions like burns, acne, and wounds. Make sure to dilute it with a carrier oil.
- Inhaled or vaporized. You can use an oil burner or add a few drops to a bowl of hot water, and then breathe in the steam.
- Added to your hand or foot soak. Add a drop to a bowl of warm water before soaking your hands or feet.
- Used as a compress by soaking a towel in a bowl of water infused with a few drops of lavender oil. Apply this to sprains or muscle injuries.
Lavender essential oil Benefits
- Relieves pain
- Treats various skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis
- Keeps hair helathy and can even help in treating a type of alopecia called alopecia areata (spot baldness)
- Improves digestion
- Helps reduce blood pressure
- Helps with insomnia, anxiety, depression and stress
Lavender essential oil safety
Using lavender essential oil by dilution, topically, or in aromatherapy is generally considered safe for most adults, but may not be recommended for children. Applying pure lavender oil to your skin (especially open wounds) may also cause irritation, so infusing it with a carrier oil, such as olive oil, sweet almond oil or coconut oil is better and safer. Always remember to consult an appropriate professional if you are unsure about using essential oils or if you have any concerns. You can always contact our support team for information, we also have clinical professionals on hand to advise you if required. Click here to contact us if you need advice.