If you’re new to the essential oil phenomena and are looking for where to even begin, consider starting with lavender.
Besides the wide range of benefits, it has many uses (and smells great too).
In fact, Freedom Health News previously reported lavender essential oils were listed as a top favorite with professionals.
If you’re wondering about the benefits of lavender, we could write countless articles.
Besides the calming effect it has on the mind, it can do everything from help heal cuts to treat headaches.
Check out our favorite uses for lavender essential oil below:
- Wound Healer
If you have a burn or scrape, you may not have considered using lavender oil to speed up the healing process.
But a study done in lab rats by the National Institutes of Health reports that lavender oil can actually help speed up the healing process.
NIH reported in the conclusion of their study:
“These data suggest that lavender oil has the potential to promote wound healing in the early phase by acceleration of formation of granulation tissue, tissue remodeling by collagen replacement and wound contraction through up-regulation of TGF-β. The beneficial effect of lavender oil on wound healing may raise the possibility of new approaches as complementary treatment besides conventional therapy.”
But remember not to apply the lavender oil directly to your skin, as this could cause even more damage!
Mix the lavender oil with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba and apply it gently with a cotton ball.
According to Healthline, lavender oil can also be used to treat other skin conditions like acne and dry skin.
In addition, Freedom Health News previously reported lavender has been used to help treat rosacea—which more than 14 million Americans suffer from!
- Better Sleep
Perhaps you are one of the many Americans who struggle with insomnia. But before you reach for a bottle of sleeping pills, consider using lavender oil to help you sleep soundly.
You can simply add a few drops and diffuse this sweet aroma in the air to help your body unwind.
Or if you need a stronger hit, you can even make your own homemade lavender sleep spray and spray your pillow and sheets before crawling into bed.
Still need a stronger fix?
Consider adding a few drops of lavender oil to jojoba oil and giving your temples a soothing massage.
You can even take this mixture and apply it to the bottom of your feet for maximum absorption.
Headaches can be a major disrupter to your already stressful day, not to mention incredibly painful.
And with so many doctors taking extreme measures and prescribing medication like anti-seizure medication for headache sufferers, health-conscious Americans are looking for natural ways to beat the pain.
Many headache sufferers have found relief from their headaches by sampling mixing lavender essential oil and peppermint oil together with a carrier oil such as almond.
Once mixed, you can pour into a tiny glass roll-on, and apply to your temples.
You can also diffuse lavender and inhale the aroma to help stop migraine pain!
In fact, a study by the National Institutes of Health found that inhaling lavender was an effective and safe way to help migraine sufferers!
From better sleep, wound healing miracles, and headache relief, there’s a reason more and more Americans are adding lavender essential oil as a staple in their medicine cabinets.
If you’re looking for another quick relaxing benefit, consider adding lavender oil to your Epsom salt mixture during bath time, and soak in a homemade spa environment from the comfort of your own home!
You can even add a few drops to your laundry and avoid the store bought “fragrance” brands which is essentially another word for hidden chemicals.
In what ways do you use lavender oil in your home? Have you tried lavender to treat any of the above listed health problems?
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