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The Many Uses of Lavender Oil

Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils which is used in aromatherapy. The different uses of lavender oil can be classified as follows: treatment for sicknesses, skin care, nerve relaxant, muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory treatment, and problems with the digestive system.

Many skin problems can be treated with lavender oil. It can help heal, promote tissue growth, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, soothing and can also regulate the waxy substance secreted from the skin (sebum). Acne, stretch marks, blotches, scars, wounds and burns, pressure sores, ulcers, eczema, psoriasis, itching, insect bites, dandruff, allergies, and the eradication of lice can all be treated with lavender essential oils. You only need to apply two to three drops directly on the affected are, to treat your skin problems.

IF you need to fight stress, lavender oil is your best solution. Lavender oils can help calm you down whenever you are anxious or nervous. Because of the natural sedative properties of lavender oil, it is very helpful for people who are suffering from insomnia. Those who suffer from excessive irritability will be soothed with lavender oil and those who suffer from migraine will be relieved with lavender oil because it reduces blood pressure. It can help you get away from your depression.

Below are some of the ways by which lavender oil can be dispensed.

A diffuser can help disperse lavender oil into the atmosphere. You feel great if you breathe in air mixed with the floral scent or lavender oil and it can also help remove nasty tobacco smoke smell.

It can be mixed with vegetable oil in the mixture of 1 part lavender oil to 10 parts vegetable oil and use the mixture for massage. This massage application is great for the solar plexus, the foot arches, and along the spine.

If you want to have an aromatic bath the mixture consists of ten drops of lavender oil mixed with foam bath, bath salts, or a spoonful of milk and then diluted in hot water.

Lavender oil helps fight digestion difficulties, flatulence, nausea, and digestive spasms. Other uses of lavender oil for the digestives system is as a spasmodic, to increase secretion of gastric juices, and to improve intestinal mobility. Another use of lavender oil is the elimination of intestinal parasites. You simply need to swallow 2 drops of the oil together with a spoonful of vegetable oil or honey, or half a spoonful of sugar, three times a day.

Other uses of lavender oil includes relaxing the muscles, anti-inflammatory, and soothes pain. You can use it if you experience cramps and rheumatism. Massaging the lavender oil in the affected area will help a lot. Dilute 2 – 4 drops of lavender oil in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and massage in the affected area.

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