Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. Most commonly known for its relaxing effects on the body, therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly known for its skin benefits. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations. The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing, both physically and emotionally.
Here are ways you can incorporate lavender in to your daily life:
Put 2-3 drops of lavender oil on a tissue, then simply use it to inhale the scent to calm the mind. You can also rub on the feet, temples, wrists (or anywhere) for an immediate calming effect on the body. It can be used while travelling in crowds, to avoid any foul sweaty smells of the many people around.
Again, use the inhalation method. Rub a drop of Lavender oil on your palms or your pillow to help you sleep.
Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop it from itching and reduce the swelling.
Put 2-3 drops Lavender oil on a minor burn to alleviate the pain. It gets rid of the redness too. And if timely applied, it can even minimize the appearance of the burn marks.
Drop Lavender oil on cut to stop bleeding, clean and disinfect the wound, and kill bacterial infections.
Mix several drops of Lavender oil with a nut or vegetable carrier oil (coconut, sesame, etc) and use topically on eczema and dermatitis.
To avoid motion sickness while travelling, put a drop of Lavender oil on end of tongue, behind the ears or around the navel.
To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of lavender oil on a tissue and wrap it around a small chip of ice. Hold it under the base of the nose as long as possible or until the bleeding stops. Be careful not to hold for too long as it can clot the blood under the skin on the lips or gums too.