Lavender when used as a therapeutic oil made from lavender flowers can be used to treat problems of the mind and the heart. It is widely used by herbalists and aromatherapists to treat depression but it also has healing properties.
When used as a massage oil, lavender relaxes tight muscles and eases tension. This goes a long way in helping to reduce stress. Lavender also has antiseptic properties that can effectively heal conditions like acne or sunburn.
Lavender is an all-natural relaxant. Lavender can help you get a better nights sleep. Use a few drops of lavender oil in your bath water to help relax you. Massage a few drops of lavender oil into your temples to help relieve a stress headache. A few drops of lavender oil on your pillowcase can help you to enjoy the calming scent as you drift off to sleep. During the day, keeping a small bottle of lavender oil in your purse and dabbing it on the pulse points on your wrists can help you to deal with anxiety and stress.
Lavender is also a natural skin tonic. It helps to balance oil production and prevents scarring. To help prevent dandruff, add a few drops to the water of your final hair rinse or sprinkle some on your hairbrush. You can use lavender to treat pimples by dabbing them morning and night with lavender oil. To help dull or oily hair, make a lavender rinse for your hair. Mix a few drops of lavender oil, the juice of a lemon and mineral water in a jar. Shake before use.
The physical and mental woes of menstrual pain can be helped by the relaxing and anti-inflammatory properties of lavender oil. Massage diluted lavender oil on your lower back and abdominal area to help with cramps and back pain. This also will boost your mood. Regulating fluctuating hormones by using lavender oil on your pulse points during the premenstrual period will also help to calm you.
Lavender oil is a versatile oil that not only smells pleasant but can help you to heal. Lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be applied undiluted. It is powerful yet gentle.