Sunday, July 13, 2014

Lavender Essential Oil :

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Lavender Essential Oil :

Neither lavender oil nor eucalyptus are safe to take internally, even in small amounts. Low doses of either oil can cause diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, vomiting and rectal bleeding.

Lavender essential oil is the perfect tonic to improve the state of the nervous system. Its calming and relaxing properties are well known. The scent alone has the ability to remove nervous restlessness and exhaustion, and increase the mind's ability to think clearly. It has been used to successfully treat migraines, headaches, emotional stress, anxiety, and depression long before there were ever drug treatments for such things. To benefit from using lavender essential oil for this purpose you can put a
few drops in a clean spray bottle with water and spray some around your home. This is also a great way to help you relax before going to bed.

Lavender essential oil has both antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, so it can also be used to treat skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis and other types of skin inflammations. Lavender has also been shown to reduce the progression of candida albicans.

Lavender essential oil appears to have a cell regenerating action. It is soothing and has a topical analgesic action that helps with itching. When used with pain medication, it increases the effects of the medication.

Sleep:  Lavender is known as a calming and relaxing herb and has frequently been used for insomnia, anxiety, depression, and natural stress relief.

Pain Relief:  Lavender essential oil is also an excellent remedy for various types of pains. If you have sore joints, massaging them with an oil such as sweet almond that contains a few drops of lavender essential oil can be the best remedy.

Respiratory Disorders:  Lavender oil is extensively used for various respiratory problems including throat infections, flu, cough, cold, asthma, sinus congestion, bronchitis, whooping cough, laryngitis, and tonsillitis. The oil is either used in the form of vapor or applied on the skin of neck, chest and back. Test it out on a small patch of skin, a little goes a long way.

Skin Care:  The health benefits of lavender oil for the skin can be attributed to its antiseptic and antifungal 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.

Hair Care:  Lavender essential oil is useful for the hair as it can be very effective on lice and lice eggs or nits.

Blood Circulation:  Lavender essential oil is also good for improving blood circulation. It lowers blood pressure and is used for hypertension.

Aromatherapy Methods:

Inhalation:  add two or three drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water and breathe in the steam for a few minutes.

:  add four to six drops of pure essential oils to a hot bath along with a dispersant, such as alcohol or milk to break up the oil on the surface of the water.

:  using 15 to 20 drops of pure essential oil in 1 ounce of massage oil base is one of the most relaxing and therapeutic ways to receive the aromatherapy benefits of the oils, along with the detoxification of the body through lymph drainage and the stimulation of the entire circulatory system.

:  adding 1 teaspoon of essential oils to 7 ounces of distilled water along with 90% isopropyl alcohol to emulsify the oils, then spray on bedding, linens, towels, and use as a room spray to deodorize and disinfect the air.

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