Information

Lavender oil is extracted from the plant Lavender Angustifolia (also known as Lavender Oficalis, spica and vera), belonging to the family Lamiaceae (Labiatae). The reason lavender oil is one of the preferred essential oils is that it has great qualities and smells great. It is a soothing and relaxing oil that fights stress, and its antiseptic properties help with colds, flu, and other illnesses. It also helps in the treatment of asthma and migraine. Many women use it because of the healing effect it has on the skin. Lavender oil removes scars and balances the skin. Lavender oil is the most useful of all essential oils. It is produced from the flowers of the lavender plants. Lavender oil is antiseptic, antibacterial and slightly painless. It has a light colorful aroma with woody tones and a slightly sharp, long-lasting scent. It is an essential oil that can be applied directly to the skin without dilution with a vegetable oil diluent. Lavender essential oil should be in every kitchen, closet and first aid kit. It helps in bites, stings, herpes, abrasions, cutaneous wounds, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, boils, abscesses, anthrax, acne, edema, bruises, burns, sunburn, stretch marks and other general complaints. It is also used to erase scars from healed wounds. Lavender oil stimulates the growth of healthy cells, releases retained fluids in the body and balances the moisture content of the skin.

Properties

Lavender oil has a light and fresh scent. It is colorless and sticky.

Extraction

Lavender oil is extracted from the plant blossoms by steam distillation, whose yield is 1.4% – 1.6%.

Chemical composition

The main chemical components of the lavender oil are a-pinene, lemon, 1,8-cinnene, cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene, 3-octanone, camphor, linoleol, linoleacate, caryophyllene, terpine-4-ol and lavender acetate.

Precautions

Lavender oil is considered one of the safest essential oils, but its use should be discontinued if any allergic reactions occur.

Therapeutic properties

The healing properties of the lavender oil are antiseptic, painkiller, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spastic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, bactericidal, carnivorous, biliary, cicatrizant, cardiac, cytophylactic, decongestant deodorant diuretic emmenagogue hypotensive, nervous, warm, sedentary, sweating.

Uses:


  • Burners and Vaporizers: Breathing of lavender oil can be used for allergies, anorexia, dizziness, insomnia (in children), hay fever, headache, depression, trauma, anxiety, hysteria, fear, nightmares, irritability, insect repellent. It will relieve depression and help you in crisis situations, relieves stress and helps with strained muscles and muscle spasms.
  • Massage Oil or in the Bathroom: Lavender oil can be used as massage oil or in the bathroom, thus treating abdominal pain, allergies, anorexia, arthritis, stomach problems, fatigue, hay fever, headache, insomnia, mood swings, anxiety, depression, hysteria, nightmares, fear, irritability, nervous tension, stress or just the pleasure of relaxing with its pleasant scent around.
  • Wash and clean with a cotton swab: Used for insect bites, boils, bruises, swollen, frozen, dandruff and lice
  • Cream or Luscious: When used in creams or lotions, lavender oil relieves burns, helping the skin heal faster while removing scars. The soothing and anti-inflammatory effect of lavender oil balances the skin and helps with dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, boils, anthrax, and acne.

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