Lavender Essential Oil Health Benefits
The health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability
to remove nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect scalp and skin,
enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems. Lavender has
the Latin name Lavare, which means “to wash”, due to its aroma that
gives the feeling of a clean aroma.
Lavender oil is extracted mostly from the flowers of lavender plant,
primarily through steam distillation. The flowers of lavender are
fragrant in nature and have been used for making potpourris since years. Lavender essential oil has also been traditionally used in making
perfumes. The oil is very useful in aromatherapy and many aromatic
preparations are made using lavender oil. Lavender oil blends well with
many other essential oils including cedarwood, pine, clary sage,
geranium, and nutmeg. Today, lavender essential oil is used in various
forms including aromatherapy oil, gels, infusion, lotion, and soaps.
The health benefits of lavender oil for the skin can be
attributed to its antiseptic and anti fungal properties. It is used to
treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and
other inflammations. It heals wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns rapidly
as it aids in the formation of scar tissues. Lavender oil is added to
chamomile to treat eczema.
Other health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to
treat leucorrhoea. It is also effective against insect bites. The oil is
also used to repel mosquitoes and moths. You will find many mosquito
repellents containing lavender oil as one of the ingredients.