What is Lavender Essential Oil?
Lavender essential oil has been used both therapeutically and cosmetically since ancient times for calming the mind and body by proving powerful antimicrobial, sedative, antioxidant, anti-depressive properties, and calming.
The ancient Egyptians used as far back as 3000 years in the mummification process and a faint scent was said to be experienced when they first opened King Tut’s tomb in 1993.
The adaptability of this essential oil means that it can blend easily with other oils, especially citrus and floral oils. These include clove, rosemary, pine, peppermint, palmarosa, lemongrass and more. You can create your own massage oils by fusing the lavender with a carrier oil like marula.
Lavender oil is the perfect choice for anyone who is anxious or stressed. This natural calming solution can be taken orally to encourage a good night’s rest and shrink anxiety. Additionally, the extract can be used to reduce skin irritations, supplement a soak in the bath or soothe the temples and back of the neck.
Uses as an Essential Oil
To diffuse: Add up to four drops to a diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute 1 drop in 4 fl. oz. of water.
Topical use: Apply 1 to 2 drops to the skin and massage gently. If skin sensitivity occurs, dilute with a carrier oil such as olive, jojoba, or almond oil.
Directions for Use
There are multiple ways to apply lavender oils. It is safe to be ingested and works similar to a sleep aid or anti-anxiety medication. Simply dilute one drop for every 4 fl. oz. of liquid. Combine it with water in a spray bottle to mist the air or freshen linens. For relaxing, drop some into the bath to soothe tension.
This oil should be kept out of reach of children, and if you are pregnant or nursing, you should consult your doctor before use. This product may cause skin sensitivity, and contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas should be avoided.
Aroma: Refreshing, sweet, floral-herbaceous, complex with a balsamic-woody undertone
Blended with: citrus and Bergamont oils; rosemary, clary sage, lemongrass, pine, palmarosa, black pepper, juniper, and peppermint