Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Features of Fragrant Essential Oil of Lavender

By Brenda I. Minica

When you are looking for a popular essential oil with many uses you will find Lavender among the top competitors. This oil is obtained by distilling the violet-blue flowers of a particular species of lavender. Imagine a 100 pound bag of flowers... that's how much it takes to make just ONE pound of lavender essential oil! Lavender flowers are harvested for distillation in the summertime, when the plant is in full bloom and the essential oil is at its peak quantity.

Lavender oil has been popular for thousands of years, and has long been used in the production of perfume and skin care products. It has many enduring features including the ability to quickly be absorbed by the skin. There are many potential uses for this oil; it is a powerful antiseptic, and many more emotional and physical conditions can be alleviated by it. It's calming and peaceful fragrance makes it's use in aromatherapy a natural. It is gentle on the skin so it can be used without dilution. Lavender has a unique scent which is both soothing and encouraging. Lavender is extremely adaptable, mild, and gentle enough to use with adults all the way down to infants. Lavender essential oil with it's pleasing aroma is a multi-purpose powerful oil that should be in every home.

Lavender essential oil is: diuretic, detoxifying, relaxant, restorative, sedative, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, relaxing, analgesic, antidepressant, refreshing, antibiotic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, healing, and antiseptic.

Use Lavender oil to:

1) relax and improve sleep

2) soothe cuts, burns, scrapes, and other wounds

3) prevent and minimize scar tissue

4) dilute with a carrier oil and use for stress relief through massage

5) use as a fragrant bath oil for your health and relaxation

6) repel insects and mosquitoes

7) use it for a pleasant perfume

8) relieve headaches and migraines

9) help reduce high blood pressure

10) take the bite out of insect stings

11) refresh tired feet, muscles, and head

12) aid in restoring the body to balance

13) help alleviate panic attacks and anxiety

14) relieve muscle soreness

15) slow down wrinkles

16) heal, rejuvenate, and moisturize damaged and aging skin

17) relieve sunburns

18) calm, refresh, and lift the spirits

19) treat skin conditions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, and others

20) reduce sleeplessness

21) minimize and reduce hyperactivity

22) soothe inflammation and pain

23) help heal athlete's foot

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness, or injury should consult a physician. The suggested uses only apply to the use of Therapeutic Grade Young Living Essential Oils. APPLY ONLY TO THE USE OF THERAPEUTIC GRADE, YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS.

About the Author:

No comments: