Lavender Oil

Lavender oil has many uses: It is a powerful antiseptic containing more than 200 compounds that are active against fungi, viruses and other microbes.  The oil also valued for its ability to balance the emotions.  It restores vitality in people suffering from nervous exhaustion and also has a calming effect on people who are agitated or who have trouble sleeping.

The best known active components in lavender oil are geraniol, cineole and coumarin.  These ingredients have a strong cleansing and germicidal effect and are believed to be particularly valuable for the treatment of inflammatory conditions and pains.  Lavender also brings swift relief from digestive problems and various skin irritations.

Uses:

Lavender oil is one of the few essential oils that can be used diluted or undiluted on the skin.  Keep a small bottle in your cabinet to treat first degree burns.  One to two drops directly on the burn will relieve the pain and reduce the risk of blisters. Many other uses for lavender are listed below:

  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty Falling Asleep
  • Insomnia
  • Stomachaches
  • Middle Ear Infections
  • Burns
  • Eczema
  • Insect Bites
  • Skin Inflammation
  • Tone and Tighten Skin
  • Nerve Pain
  • Sunburn Relief

You can find Lavender Oil in your local health food market.  Expect to pay $5-10 for a bottle of the oil.  Learning the uses will help aid you and your family with this amazing essential oil.

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