7 Awesome Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

November 17th, 2010 | Posted by Eric Tsai in Aromatherapy | Essential Oil | Headaches | Healing | Health | Natural | Organic | Pain Relief | Personal Care | Recipe | Skin Care | Stress Relief

Feeling stressed at work? Or maybe you’re overwhelmed with all the holiday shopping you’ve yet to finish (for some of us shopping can be stressful)! Here at Plantlife, we’re all about helping you feel better with what nature has to offer.

In this post, we’re going to show you the benefits of using products made with Lavender Essential oil – Specifically our 100% pure Bulgarian Lavender Essential oil.

Brief History of Lavender Usage

Lavender Essential oil is commonly extracted from the Lavender plants by steam distillation. Traditionally it has been used for its healing powers from a sedative to a natural antiseptic.

It was also commonly harvested for its unique aroma which has been prized not only as an excellent ingredient in perfumes but also in sachets and potpourris.

For centuries, English farmers used Lavender flowers to prevent headaches and sunstroke by placing the buds in their hats while they worked.

Interestingly, during World War I Lavender was used by hospitals as an antiseptic and disinfectant, treating wounds and sterilizing medical equipment.

Today, we use Lavender in much the same way. You’ll find it in a myriad of products ranging from bubble bath to high end skin care products and even topical scar treatment medicine.

That being said, it has become much more economical for some companies to use synthetic Lavender fragrance oil which does not offer the same therapeutic benefits as its natural counterpart.

Lavender Essential Oil Benefits

Lavender essential oil has a light, fresh aroma which blends well with many other essential oils including Cedarwood, Pine Needle, Clary Sage, Geranium and Nutmeg.

So what are some of the specific ways you can use Lavender essential oil? Here are 7 practical ways to get you started:

  1. Headaches and migraines – Lavender essential oil has a calming aroma which makes it an excellent nerve tonic. It aids in treating migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress.
  2. Insomnia – Lavender essential oil is ideal for those who have trouble falling or staying asleep as it improves the length and quality of sleep.
  3. Scrapes and wounds – Due to its powerful antiseptic properties, Lavender essential oil can increase cell growth and aid in the formation of scar tissue. It has been used to heal wounds, cuts, burns and sunburns rapidly.
  4. Anxiety and depression – It is an excellent tonic for the nervous system. It’s known to remove nervous exhaustion and restlessness while increasing mental activity and relaxation.
  5. Digestive issues – Lavender soothes the lining of the digestive tract and increases the mobility of the intestine. In addition to this, lavender stimulates the production of gastric juices and bile and thus aids in treating indigestion, stomach pain, colic, flatulence, vomiting and diarrhea.
  6. Skin care – Just like it can be used for scrapes and wounds, lavender essential oil can also be used to treat skin disorders such as acne, burns, dry skin, eczema, itchy skin, sunburn, seborrhea and skin inflammation.
  7. Pain relief – A regular massage with Lavender essential oil provides relief from pain in the joints as well as pains caused by sore muscles, tense muscles, muscular aches, rheumatism, sprains, backache and lumbago.

Simply put, lavender essential oil is a must-have for every home and is a great asset in treating a number of health concerns.

How To Use Lavender Essential Oil:

  • Bath – Excellent for tired muscles, relaxation and stress relief. Add 6-8 drops Lavender essential oil into your warm bath water and vigorously agitate water. Or you can use Plantlife Lavender Bath Salts to receive the benefits of Lavender as well as the Celtic Sea Salt. Lie back and enjoy!
  • Diffusing – Great to promote relaxation. Diffuse right before bed for a good nights sleep or diffuse in your home to calm everyone’s nerves. Make sure it’s always 100% pure essential oil and not some fake fragrance, which has no benefit. Want to learn how to diffuse properly? Watch this video.
  • Massage – Use Plantlife Lavender Massage Oil for your next massage, a great way to not only relax the mind but also tight, sore muscles.
  • Compress – In a bowl of cool water (about 8oz), add 6-8 drops Lavender essential oil and gently swirl to mix. Soak a cloth then squeeze out the excess water and apply. Great for headaches, tired eyes (too much computer…) or to rejuvenate the skin on your face! Excellent for sunburns, burns, chaffed skin and so much more.

Plantlife Products Made With Lavender Essential Oil

Check out these products made with our 100% pure lavender essential oil:

Lavender Aromatherapy Herbal Soap

Lavender Aromatherapy Soap

Lavender 100% Pure Essential Oil

Lavender 100% Pure Essential Oil

Lavender Body Lotion

Lavender Body Lotion

Lavender Therapeutic Mineral Bath Salt

Lavender Mineral Bath Salt

Lavender Foam Soap

Lavender Foam Soap

Lavender Aromatherapy Candles

Lavender Aromatherapy Candles

Lavender Body Wash

Lavender Body Wash

Lavender Aromatherapy Massage Oils

Lavender Aromatherapy Massage Oils

Lavender Aromatherapy Herbal Soap Loaf

Lavender Herbal Soap Loaf

Lavender Body Oil

Lavender Body Oil

Sports Relief Essential Oil Blend

Sports Relief Essential Oil Blend

Tangerine & Lavender Aromatherapy Candles

Tangerine & Lavender Aromatherapy Candles

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7 Responses

  • Sally Christenson says:

    I have two questions.
    Can I buy a product that is on sale such as the Basic Essential Oil Sampler, pay for it but wait to a later date to ship it with other products I may later buy?

    When lavender is suggested for digestive issues how would I do it? Following surgery and radiation I get a blockage occasionally that sometimes requires hospitalization the pain is so great. I never know when it will happen. Raw fruits and vegetables are the culprit. So everyday any twinge in my stomach worries me when it hurts more than an hour.



    • admin says:

      Hello Sally!

      Unfortunately, we cannot hold products to ship for a later date. Sorry!

      As for digestive issues, Lavender is a wonderful all-around healing essential oil, but there are other essential oils better for digestive issues such as Peppermint or Oregano. A popular way to use an essential oil for ingestion is to put 1 to 2 drops in 8 ounces of water or tea. You should always consult with a doctor or licensed aromatherapist before trying to self diagnose with essential oils as we cannot give you medical advice.

  • Daniel@Lavenderbathsalts says:

    Mix several drops of Lavender oil with a nut or vegetable mixing oil and use topically on eczema and dermatitis. Most likely due to its antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics, lavender essential mixed with aloe or coconut oil has profound benefits on your skin.

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  • paul levitt says:

    what lavender plant can you use on your body?

    • admin says:

      Hi Paul, thanks for the comment. Lavender essential oil is very mild and is great for those with sensitive skin. You can dilute it in a carrier oil to put on your body.

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