Lavender Essential Oil

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Burning rockLavender essential oil is the most used essential oil in the world today and for good reason. It smells beautiful and has been proven to have so many health benefits, many of which have been known for over 2500 years. Lavender oil has been said to be a powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, reduce stress and anxiety, eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, prevent acne, enhance blood circulation, and treat respiratory problems.

Lavender Oil and it’s Uses

Lavender oil is used extensively in aromatherapy, perfumes and in cosmetics, not just for its health benefits but also for its beautiful floral fragrance. The lavender essential oil is extracted from the flowers of the lavender plant (Lavandula angustifolia or previously known as Lavandula officinalis), usually using steam distillation. Pure lavender essential oil is frequently used in various forms including as an aromatherapy oil, in gels, infusions, lotions, soaps, baby products, and candles. It is also used to make tea, lemonades, syrups, aromatic beverages, and baked dishes.

Lavender oil has so many benefits which include the following:

• Reduce anxiety and emotional stress
• Protect against diabetes symptoms
• Improve brain function
• Help to heal burns and wounds
• Improve sleep
• Restore skin complexion and reduce acne
• Slow aging with powerful antioxidants
• Relieve pain
• Alleviate headaches

Because lavender oil contains such versatile properties and is gentle enough to apply directly to the skin, it is a must-have addition to many of our soap bars. Making our soaps a luxurious addition to your health and well-being routine. Science has only recently started to evaluate the range of health benefits that lavender essential oil contains, but there’s already an abundance of evidence that points to the amazing benefits of lavender oil.

 

 

 

The facts!!

A lot of people think that aromatherapy is a load of hocus pocus but there has actually been a lot of scientific research carried out on it’s healing benefits. Below is a list of links to several of the studies that have looked into the benefits of Lavender essential oil:

  1. Biological activities of lavender essential oil.
  2. Lavender attenuate hyperglycemia and protect against oxidative stress in alloxan-induced diabetic rats
  3. Neuroprotective effects of inhaled lavender oil on scopolamine-induced dementia via anti-oxidative activities in rats.
  4. Antioxidant, analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of lavender essential oil.
  5. An orally administered lavandula oil preparation (Silexan) for anxiety disorder and related conditions.
  6. Lavender oil preparation Silexan in generalized anxiety disorder.
  7. The effects of clinical aromatherapy for anxiety and depression in the high risk postpartum woman.
  8. Neuroprotective effects of inhaled lavender oil on scopolamine-induced dementia via anti-oxidative activities in rats.
  9. The In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Lavandula angustifolia Essential Oil.
  10. Wound healing potential of lavender oil by acceleration of granulation and wound contraction.
  11. Plants used to treat skin diseases.
  12. Herbal Treatment for Dermatologic Disorders.
  13. Lavender essential oil in the treatment of migraine headache.
  14. Lavender Fragrance Essential Oil and the Quality of Sleep in Postpartum Women
  15. The effect of topical application of lavender essential oil on the intensity of pain caused by the insertion of dialysis needles.
  16. The effectiveness of essential oils for patients with neck pain.
  17. The effect of aromatherapy massage with lavender oil on severity of primary dysmenorrhea in Arsanjan students.
  18. Aromatherapy as an Adjuvant Treatment in Cancer Care — A Descriptive Systematic Review.

 

 

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