Description of Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is a plant from which the flowers, leaves and stems are steam distilled to make lavender essential oil. This multi purpose oil's active constituents include the ethers on linalyl and geranyl, geraniol, linalol, cineol and coumarin. Some of countries that produce lavender essential oil are Bulgaria, England, France and the Mediterranean.
Lavender is a plant from which the flowers, leaves and stems are steam distilled. This multi-purpose oil's active constituents include the ethers on linalyl and geranyl, geraniol, linalol, cineol and coumarin.
The analgesic, antiseptic and antibiotic properties of lavender essential oil make it great for treating colds, flu and coughs and the best way to use it for these conditions is inhalation through steam. Steam is a great anti-viral treatment on its own, but when combined with lavender essential oil you get soothing and decongesting elements, along with the destruction of bacteria, which may be responsible for further infections.
Lavender essential oil is a wonderful sedative which helps aid in sleep. When massaged into the temples, lavender essential oil may help to relieve headaches. For muscular pain, this oil is excellent, especially blended with Rosemary essential oil or Marjoram essential oil, as the properties of Lavender essential oil improve when mixed with another essential oil (it also improves the properties of the essential oil its mixed with!).
During labour, lavender essential oil will both reduce pain and strengthen contractions (best massaged into the lower back), helping to speed labour. For skin conditions and general care, lavender is an excellent essential oil. For treating acne, it is one of the most useful essential oils, as it inhibits the growth of bacteria which cause the infection, while working to heal the damage that has already been done. Some essential oils work well to help stimulate the growth of healthy cells (Lavender, Neroli and Tea tree), so using any of these essential oils in a regular skincare regime is conducive to great skin!
As an insect repellent, lavender essential oil will help protect clothes, sheets and towels (soak a cotton ball and place in your linen cupboard), as well as your skin when applied in a spray or body lotion. If you should forget to use an insect repellent before you go outside and happen to get bitten, Lavender essential oil will help take the sting out of the bite, help to stop it from becoming infected, and work to help it heal faster. Lavender essential oil is one of the few essential oils that may be used on the skin neat and no home should be without a bottle!
Blends well with Bergamot essential oil, Clove essential oil, Rosemary essential oil, Eucalyptus essential oil, Patchouli essential oil, Clary sage essential oil, Rose essential oil and Jasmine essential oil.
Lavender essential oil usage:
1 inhalation. Lavender essential oil into a full of hot water in the bathtub, no more than 3 drops, stir after taking bath way, alternating with mouth breathing, keep 5-10 minutes. If there is no water in the wash bath, can drop into the essential oil of lavender, help to ease the pressure, skin and soothe the nerves.
2 fumigation method. The essential oil aromatherapy is when the water container, the water poured into the aromatherapy furnace, add 5 drops of lavender essential oil, lit candles and placed in aromatherapy furnace below can be. But note, if your candle is spice with words, so need to pay attention to two pollution, because Candle Fragrance and odor of alcohol will be mixed with the oil odor, effect.
3 smear method. Can be the basis of 10ml oil mixed with about 5 drops lavender essential oil, fully deployed after use after cleansing. If the acne is a long MM, can be diluted lavender essential oil, and then use a cotton swab dipped in some painted directly on the face, can be swelling anti-inflammatory, also can stop the bleeding healing acne.
If you suffer from mould sex vaginitis, can be directly applied to help diminish inflammation in vulvar and guide, with lavender essential oil, fast recovery of vaginal health.
4 massage method. If it is a facial massage, can adjust the good lavender essential oil into the palm of your hand, 2-3 drops, in the face from the bottom up painting, in the forehead from the inside to the outside to massage around the eyes, with the ring finger to point the way to gently press, finally from the bottom-up massage the face and chin.
If the chest massage, drops 2-3 drops to curry favor with the massage oil in the hand or chest, then with the hand from both sides of the chest outside to push the middle, on both sides of each 30 times, hand into a shell like covering the breast from the bottom, after make nipples pull, a total of 20 times, slightly bent note. If the oil is not completely assimilated words, can use both hands around the breast massage in circle.
5 injection method. Used for home disinfection. Method is to 3-5 drops of lavender essential oil into 30ml distilled water, shake well, spray on clothing, furniture, cabinets and even on the carpet can mildew proof antibacterial, anthelmintic, disinfection, also can bring a fresh scent.
The use of lavender essential oil matters needing attention
1 a small amount of lavender essential oil to calm the nerves Zhumian, but excessive lavender essential oil can make a person become excited, but can not sleep. So when bath, only 4-6 drops.
2 even the most modest oil, must be sensitive skin test before use.
3 essential oils can pass through. Accelerate the blood circulation, so the menstrual period, pregnancy and breast-feeding women can't use.