Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil:
Relieve pain–It can help ease sore or tense muscles, joint pain and rheumatism, sprains, backache and lumbago. Simply massage lavender oil onto the affected area. Lavender oil may also help lessen pain following needle insertion.
Treat various skin disorders—like acne, psoriasis, eczema and wrinkles. It also helps form scar tissues, which may be essential in healing wounds, cuts and burns. Lavender can also help soothe insect bites and itchy skin. It is natural anti-inflammatory, so it helps reduce itching, swelling and redness.
Keep your hair healthy—It helps kill lice, lice eggs, and nits. The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCB) says that lavender is possibly effective for treating alopecia areata (hair loss), boosting hair growth by up to 44 percent after just seven months of treatment.
Improve your digestion—This oil helps stimulate the mobility of your intestine and stimulates the production of bile and gastric juices, which may help treat stomach pain, indigestion, flatulence, colic, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Relieve respiratory disorders—Lavender oil can help alleviate respiratory problems like colds and flu, throat infections, cough, asthma, whooping cough, sinus congestion, bronchitis, tonsillitis and laryngitis. It can be applied on your neck, chest, or back, or inhaled via steam inhalation or through a vaporizer.
Stimulates urine production, which helps restore hormonal balance, prevent cystitis (inflammation of the urinary bladder), and relieve crampsand other urinary disorders.
Improves your blood circulation—It helps lower elevated blood pressure levels, and can be used for hypertension.
Repellent—Lavender oil can help ward off mosquitoes and moths. It is actually used as an ingredient in some mosquito repellents.
Added to your bath or shower—that may help relieve aching muscles and stress.
Massaged on your skin—as a relief for muscle or joint pain, as well as for skin conditions like burns, acne and wounds. Make sure to dilute it with a carrier oil.
Inhaled or vaporized—You can use an oil burner or add a few drops to a bowl of hot water, and then breathe in the steam.
Added to your hand or foot soak—Add a drop to a bowl of warm water before soaking your hands or feet.
Used as a compress—by soaking a towel in a bowl of water infused with a few drops of lavender oil. Apply this to sprains or muscle injuries.