Lavender is one of the main essential oils that everyone uses to feel better and even look better for the matter. The beautiful thing about lavender is that its benefits are almost unending, so we all need to have one by our side! After doing some extensive research, it is safe to assume that lavender turned out to have a lot more benefits than most of us would have known!
Here are 8 benefits for lavender that will make you want to instantly buy them!
I even provided links for lavender products I searched and personally used and loved for you!
1. Symptoms of Premenstrual Tension:
Most of us have experienced pain during our period and we all know how annoying it can be! You have the bloating, pain, moodiness, anxiety and the mood swings. Using lavender essential oil through aromatherapy has been shown to lessen the symptoms associated with periods.
All you need to do is add lavender oil to your diffuser and just 10 mins of inhalation can provide significantly reduced low mood and confusion, lasting up to 35 minutes post inhalation.
2. Increased Sleep Quality:
How many nights have we spent being up and not even understanding why! Lavender oil is also best known for its calming or sleep-inducing effects. Research has now shown that lavender essential oil can significantly improve sleep quality.
By adding a few drops of lavender oil to your pillow every evening before bed you can drift off to dreamland and get a good night’s rest. Bring those good dreams back!
3. Reduced Anxiety:
We have all suffered from anxiety at one point in our life. Many factors can cause us stress and with that we need ways to make things better and relief ourselves occasionally. The inhalation of lavender essential oil daily for 15 days has been shown to reduce levels of anxiety.
One study showed the use of lavender oil fragrance at a dental reception effectively reduced patients’ state of anxiety. Pop some oils in your bag and take a sniff when feeling anxious or overwhelmed throughout the day and remember to take them to your next visit to the dentist if that stresses you out!
4. Promotes Hair Growth:
Lavender helps us in maintaining healthy skin, and our stress levels, but guess what? It also helps in promoting new hair growth. If you want luscious long locks give lavender a try as there are some studies suggesting its use as a hair growth promoting agent.
When combined with other essential oils including thyme, rosemary and cedarwood it has been shown to significantly improve hair loss in spot baldness when massaged into the scalp daily.
5. Assists in Wound Healing:
Since already after all the benefits Lavender oil has, surely you have some on you. That means if you have a small minor wound, it can help promote healing by helping the minor wound to contract and speed up the process of tissue repair.
You can add 4 drops of lavender oil to 10gm of vitamin e cream or coconut oil and apply to the minor wound.
6. Migraine Headache Relief:
You know your pain just worsened when your headache just upgraded to a migraine. It can be exhausting, and the pain can be horrible. Due to its analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety actions, lavender may be beneficial in reducing the pain and tension of a headache or migraine.
Relief can be found through inhalation of the essential oil or through rubbing the oil on pressure points including the temples and the nape of the neck. Combine lavender with peppermint oil when applying topically for an added cooling effect.
Never apply an essential oil directly to your skin, always have it in a base oil or cream.
7. Treatment of Head Lice:
Head lice are a common and annoying childhood problem that runs rampant throughout schools. Lavender oil is an effective option when addressing head lice and can also help prevent lice infestations. It works particularly well when combined with tea tree oil.
- Add the lavender and tea tree oil to coconut oil and massage the oil into your hair and scalp
- Leave for 2 hours.
- Shampoo hair, rinse and then apply conditioner
- Using a nit comb, remove the nits and their eggs and then rinse and dry hair as normal
It is recommended to repeat this at 3,5,7,9 and 10 days for best results.
8. Ease Sunburn:
We have already mentioned how lavender seems to help in most skin healing as well helping the skin in general. Lavender also makes a great remedy to ease sunburn.
Add a few drops to aloe vera gel or mix up a spray with both lavender and peppermint essential oils to help take the sting out of that burn.
I hope this article helps you know why Lavender is needed in our daily life and hopefully it helps you as much as it has helped me!