Really, is lavender oil the only oil i need?
Lavender is called ‘a compassionate herb of the highest order. Pain, infection, inflammation, distress, agitation and acute injuries of everyday life are the main symptoms relieved through its compassionate effects.’ (Holmes P. Lavender)
Lavendula comes from lavare – to wash in Latin. Lavender has been historically used as a toilet water as well as an ingredient in storage sachets.
Lavender essential oil is described as a restorative tonic against fainting, palpitations of a nervous nature, spasms, and colic. It was used in a bath to relieve fatigue and it was recommended for the relief of toothache, neuralgia, and rheumatism.
Lavender oil is widely famous for its antiseptic activities and used in the swabbing of wounds, treatment of sores, varicose ulcers, and burns.
So, is lavender oil the only oil I need? The oil is so versatile and multitasking that it can help a lot of ailments and conditions. Just lavender oil. Lavender oil has been the focus of many clinical studies and has been used in hospitals for massage therapies and diffusion to relieve anxiety and as a sedative. Lavender oil has excellent antimicrobial and spasmolytic properties too.
Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile oils in aromatherapy. It was lavender oil that Rene Maurice Gattefosse used to soothe his burnt hand after a lab accident. Since that time lavender is used for burns and skin healing due to its antiseptic, analgesic, and wound healing properties as pain easing, infection preventing and rapid healing agent.
Lavender is beneficial for skin inflammation condition such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and wounds. It is used in a blend for soothing sunburn and sunstroke.
Another beneficial property of the lavender essential oil is relieving muscular aches and pains. It can be used for the relief of rheumatism and arthritis.
Lavender can deal with stress as well. It is found that lavender essential oil can inhibit sympathetic or parasympathetic nervous system functions. It can assist our responses to unproductive stress of any kind but will tend not to interfere with productive stress.
Lavender essential oil can act as a sedative or stimulant. It works as a sedative in case of mental and emotional agitation, calming the mind, comforting, and soothing. It can act as uplifting agent and help someone feeling depressed.
If you suffer from anxiety and therefore have a sleeping disorder, lavender essential oil can be your treatment. It will help relieving migraines and headaches too.
Massage with lavender oil can be valuable for menstrual pain relief. It is often used during childbirth to soothe anxiety and relieve pain.
As lavender essential oil relaxes the person it is recommended for treatment of colds and throat infections, especially asthma of a nervous origin.
Due to lavender’s antiseptic and healing properties, it is particularly beneficial in skincare preparations. Lavender soothes insect bites and prevents itchiness.
Lavender oil is cooling and can be used to relieve fever, support the heart and relieve irritability.
Lavender is often referred to as the ‘mother of essential oils’. It can act on physical and psychological levels. Its calming activity makes it suitable oil for meditation.
Lavender essential oil can be applied through massage, compress, bath, ointment, skincare, inhalation.
What do you think? Is lavender oil the only oil I need?
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