Lavender essential oils are used in many different ways, mostly known for its calming aromatic effect.
Essential lavender oil is actually very useful for skin conditions and ailments.
Analgesic (Releives Pain),
Antiseptic (Prevents Infections),
Cicatrizant/Vulnerary (Promotes Healing) and
Acne – It is quite helpful for Acne in that it prevents bacteria from causing skin infections, it balances over-secretion of our skins natural oils and reduces scaring.
Cuts, Wounds and Minor Burns – This can be applied to cuts, wounds and minor burns, it will soothe the pain and prevent infection. This oil also promotes scar free healing.
Eczema – It has anti-inflammatory properties and boosts blood circulation in the effected area. Thus reduces the swelling of Eczema and soothes the itching.
Insect Bites – Amongst the many uses for lavender essential oils, this oil can be used as an insect repellent as well as an insect bite treatment. It will repel moths, flies, fleas and mosquitoes. Mosquito bites swell and itch, apply a little oil to the bite to soothe and reduce swelling. To keep moths away from clothes, little lavender bags can be used, or lavender in a saucer, in front of the window will repel flies.
Scabies – Scabies are little mites that cause skin irritation, they need to be killed and then the skin needs to be treated for healing. It aids mostly in the healing process. It reduces the swelling and promotes healing of the skin.
Essential lavender oil oil recipes:
* Bath Oil – Add a few drops to your bath for a soothing experience. The aroma is calming and the benefits to your skin are a plus point. The oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory and smells great.
* Moisturizer – For a great smelling organic moisturizer add 3 to 4 drops into 1 oz of jojoba oil, apply at bed time for a soothing aroma and beautiful skin.
Massage – Add a few drops to your favourite carrier oil, like grapeseed or sun flower oil, in addition to having a calming effect on the nerves, it will soothe and reduce swelling and itching on any problematic skin areas, as well as relieve muscle tension.
Always remember to consult your doctor before using essential oils, as some experience allergies in connection to lavender and other essential oils.
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