What are essential oils?
The essential oils of plants are concentrated plant extracts that retain the natural scent and flavor of their source, obtained by mechanical pressing or distillation.
The composition of molecules in each essential oil varies, and this difference affects the smell, absorption, and effects of the essential oil on the body. True essential oils are non-synthetic & chemical-free in nature.
Among essential oils, lavender is considered a multipurpose oil. Distilled from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, the oil promotes relaxation and is believed to treat anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps.
Lavender has an incredible array of qualities and many of them work together to help the holistic healing process of a burn (and so much more).
- Analgesic: it will lessen the pain.
- Antiseptic: which makes it perfect for any wounds or cuts too.
- Bactericide: killing bacteria in a wound or burn.
- Cicatrisant: to heal by the formation of scar tissue.
Here are 3 major ways to use Lavender Essential Oil & many more hidden benefits of this beautiful flower.
1. To Keep Calm
A calm mind is a sign of a stress-free & focused mind & body with good health. Lavender, also known as “The Calming Herb” is the key to calm mind. More than simply generating a serene state of mind, lavender can reduce anxiety by affecting the body’s fight-or-flight response. During a research it was found that Lavender essential oil has been effective in reducing:
- Disturbed Sleep
- Depressive symptom
- Helping your mind keep calm
So the use of Lavender essential in aromatherapy is from the times of ancient Kings & Queens, but we think that in today’s digital world with hectic work schedules & absolutely no time for self-care, Lavender should be your near & dear friend, it’s simple application even on your sleeping pillow or bed can help you attain the calmness during your sleep & mornings with happy & peaceful mind. This herb truly understand the struggles of young mother & fight the signs of stress, anxiety, and postpartum depression. When odors of lavender & orange were examined on dental patients it was found out that those odors are capable of altering emotional states and may indicate that the use of odors are helpful in reducing anxiety in dental patients.
Here are a few hidden benefits of reduced anxiety resulting from the use of Lavender Essential Oil –
- Delighted mood
- Lower Adrenaline level
- Lower heart rate
- Regulated breathing
- Improved sleep quality
Thus Lavender Essential Oil is the best gift for the people you care about the most.
2. Soothes Burns & Cuts
We can say Lavender has the true essence for healing, definitely internally and also physically. There is a lot of evidence that lavender is an excellent burn healer in essential oil studies. Aside from being pain-relieving, it can also reduce inflammation and inhibit the growth of bacteria.
A 2012 study showed that lavender essential oil helped speed wound recovery. Women undergoing childbirth surgery also reported a reduction in inflammation after using it. As far as soothing burns, healing and smoothing scars are concerned, it is unparalleled. Thus Lavender Essential Oil has the power of a True Healer & should be with you all the time.
We also suggest you should seek medical attention immediately if you have anything more than a minor burn (i.e. 2nd or 3rd-degree burns). Essential oils should not be used as a substitute for proper medical care.
While applying essential oils, it is very important to dilute them. This will prevent sensitization or further irritation of the skin, which would only exacerbate the problem. For more acute situations, such as small burns, you can dilute at a higher percentage than you would normally.
When applying Lavender after a burn, dilute it to 10% in a carrier oil or better yet, use Aloe Jelly, Coconut Oil, or Almond Oil. In a teaspoon of the carrier, that would be 15 drops. In the next few days, reduce your dilution rate to 5%, or 7-8 drops in a teaspoon, to help speed healing.
The properties of lavender are said to be normalizing or balancing. This treatment affects the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) as well as the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest). It is one of those oils that most people love. And it is associated with calming down any stress and anxiety. It is even used to promote sleep.
Lavender is effective yet so gentle that it is safe to use neat on the skin (in small amounts) and with children too.
- It can help ease irritation
- It also helps in soothing redness
- It has been shown to help reduce dryness and flakiness.
- It fights common side effects of eczema.
3. Lavender Essential Oil For Hair
Hair care can be incomplete without the use of essential oils like Tea Tree Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Thyme Essential Oil, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil & most importantly Lavender Essential Oil.
Lavender essential oil can do wonders to your hair in so many ways. Wondering how? We’ve compiled a list of lavender benefits here:
- It promotes a healthy scalp – Lavender is like a gem for sensitive scalp as it has antimicrobial properties, which help to prevent bacteria and fungi from growing. As opposed to other products that can irritate sensitive scalps, lavender essential oil helps to prevent itchiness and dandruff.
- It promotes healthier and stronger hair growth – Using lavender essential oil on your hair promotes the growth of thicker and faster hair by increasing circulation to the hair follicles.
- It nourishes hair – If you are looking for soft & silky hair, Lavender essential oil is the way to attain that. Lavender is known for its ability to moisturize hair while leaving it silky soft and smooth. If you’re looking for serious nourishment, we recommend using Argan Oil & Lavender Leave-In Smoothie Cream, designed to help calm frizz and leave hair smelling gorgeous.
Now you can get the purest form of Lavender Essential oil from Puja Perfumer’s online store & get it delivered at your doorsteps.
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