Do you want to harness the power of an aromatic flower that has been used as a perfume for years but also has the power to treat certain conditions? This is lavender essential oil. It is an oil extracted from the lavender plant through the method of distillation. This is done by steaming the flowers and getting their natural essences. It came from the word ‘Lavare’ which means ‘to wash’. It is called as such because it can foster a clean feeling for people who have smelled it.
Traditionally, lavender has been used to make perfumes because of its aromatic properties. It is a vital essential oil because a lot of oil blends are done with this oil. It is also one of those few oils that blends well with other oils and is very gentle when applied on the skin. Other oils are known to create sensitization when applied directly on the skin without carrier oils but there have been some reports that lavender is so gentle that it can be applied directly. If you are used to mixing your oils together in your own unique blends, then you will find that lavender oil goes well with other oils such as pine, geranium and nutmeg. In fact, lavender is so good that it is now incorporated in many products such as gels, soaps and lotions.
But aside from being a good-smelling oil, it can also help the body in some of its conditions. For one, lavender essential oil can aid sleep. Just a few drops of this oil in a basin of warm water can already induce sleep to a person with insomnia. Aside from this, it can also aid the nervous system. If the individual is always under extreme stress and have anxiety, depression and emotional stress, then this can serve as a tonic. Consequently, it is also able to prevent conditions related to this such as severe headaches and migraines. There are even some people who have used this to ease their tensions.
Aside from the things highlighted above, it has also been found that lavender can treat certain respiratory diseases. People with asthma, cold, flu and even whooping cough or tonsillitis have found that smelling some lavender actually provide them relief. The oils can also be applied on the skin of the neck, chest and back. In fact, lavender is so effective that it is one of the most common elements in inhalers and vaporizers. This makes it a handy essential oil to have at home in case you catch the dreaded cold.
Last but not the least, this oil can also aid in pain relief. If you have the oil at home, you do not need to worry about muscle pains as well as getting burns. In fact, this is a wondrous essential oil for burns. Even the greatest chefs who have been in contact with very hot oil have found that their burns magically go away with the simple application of lavender. In the same way, pain in the joints can also be removed. So it does not matter if you have sprain, muscle aches or rheumatism. Lavender essential oil can help you with that.