Essential Oils, derived from plants, can be used as a form of alternative medicine. Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils due to its many benefits. It is a great starter oil for those interested in holistic medicine.
1. Sleep Aid
Add a couple of drops onto your pillow at night to aid in a well-rested sleep. This can also be used as an aromatherapy agent in a humidifier or diffuser. Babies can benefit from the calming effects as well.
2. Stress Relief
Just one of nature’s gifts to help with anxiety, there is also mixed evidence that it may help with depression. If you have never smelled pure lavender oil, don’t be surprised, as the smell is quite different from commercial products having a lavender scent.
3. Massage Tool
Lavender oil can bring pain relief for minor aches and pains. Just mix a few drops of it with a carrier oil.
Coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and jojoba oil are all great carrier oils.
4. Hair Care
Lavender essential oil, on its own, or mixed with other essential oils, can help aid in hair growth for those suffering from alopecia. Massage two to three drops into the scalp for a few minutes before shampooing.
A dermatology study showed that lavender oil, combined with rosemary, cedarwood, and thyme oil could improve hair growth by over 40%!
5. Skin Care
Lavender oil has antibacterial properties and can be used on minor abrasions.
Go ahead, include this miracle oil in your homes!