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.
How To Use
Bath & Shower
The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.
This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Not suitable for children under two years old.
Relaxes your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 15 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 6 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil. Not suitable for children under two years old.
Diffusers & Burners
A natural air freshener, this technique creates a relaxing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Not suitable for children under two years old.
DO NOT USE essential oil directly on your skin or hair.
ALWAYS use carrier oils for skin, hair or body.
Do not ingest. External use only. Keep away from children.
Once opened use within 6 months.
ESSENTIAL OILS SHOULD ALWAYS BE DILUTED AND NOT USED NEAT ON THE SKIN WITHOUT PATCH TESTING FIRST. IT IS ADVISABLE TO KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND TO CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL IF YOU HAVE ANY SKIN IRRITATION OR SYMPTOMS PERSIST.
— The practice of administering essential oils can be in several ways which include:
Diffused through the air:
Add 4-6 drops into an oil burner or oil diffuser.
In a bath:
Due to the potency, a small number of drops is all that is required. The reason for this is that oil and water do not mix as you may well know. Therefore, the oils will float on the top of the water and attached on the edge of the bath and onto your skin. Essential oils combined with hot water in the bath may potential cause skin irritation. A safe, effective way to use essential oils in a bath is to mix them with a liquid which will be able to combine them so that they mix and disperse within the water, such as milk or a carrier oil such as jojoba. The milk or carrier oil protects your skin, and helps the essential oils disperse through the bath water making it safer for both children and adults.
On the skin:
Massage them into the skin by first mixing into a carrier oil base or in a skin cream base. It is recommended that you use only one or two drops in a base oil or cream for topical use and seek professional advice in order to address particular health issues such as dry or itchy skin conditions before applying.
Add a few drops to a water spray bottle and shake well before spraying onto surfaces to use with a cleaning cloth. For floors, add a few drops to a bucket of hot water.
With regards to ingestion of essential oils. Though our oils are the finest and purest oils available, we do not recommend ingestion. It is against government regulation in United Kingdom to prescribe essential oils for medical purposes unless by a qualified health care practitioner who has knowledge of essential oil toxicology and an understanding of how essential oils interact with the body.