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Lavender Oil 100ml

Price: £10.90
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Lavender Essential Oil
  • Soothing, calming scent
  • Antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
  • Can boost and strengthen the immune system
  • Can help to treat and improve the symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, depression and restlessness
  • Can help to treat and improve the symptoms of digestive complaints
  • Can be applied topically to relieve joint and muscle pain
  • Can treat headaches, toothache, sprains and sores
  • Can be applied topically to help with wound healing
  • Can promote hair growth and treat hair loss relating to alopecia
  • Can also be used to treat emotional symptoms relating to mental illness, stress and pre-menstrual syndrome
Details
It’s the most versatile of all essential oils. Although lavender might be most well-known for its therapeutic effects on the mind and body, it has a wealth of relaxing and balancing properties. Carry lavender oil with you for your very own personal perfume and pick-me-up in a bottle.
History of Lavender
Lavender has been used in medicine for thousands of years. It’s an herb native to northern Africa and some of the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean. The word “lavender” comes from the Latin word meaning “to wash”. During the last century, lavender has been grown in increasing quantities for the production of lavender essential oil, which is manufactured by distilling the flower spikes of the lavender plant down until they release oils.
Lavender and Fungal Infections
Lavender has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. A study by the University of Coimbra tested the use of lavender oil against a range of fungi and found that it had highly potent anti-fungal properties, whereby the lavender destroys the cell membrane of the fungi.
Lavender and Anxiety
Lavender has long been used anecdotally to treat anxiety, depression and related conditions, but a recent review of seven clinical trials involving the use of lavender and the effect on mental state by Dr. Siegfried Kasper, Prof., MD at the Medical University of Vienna concluded that a lavender oil blend had an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effect on patients with General Anxiety Disorder within just two weeks. It also had a beneficial effect on symptoms including sleeplessness and somatic complaints. Another study by researchers from King’s College London found that lavender also had a calming effect on dental patients waiting for their appointments, regardless of the type of appointment they were going to have, demonstrating that lavender can be used as an on-the-spot treatment for the reduction of anxiety.
Lavender and Wound Healing
Lavender has been used for centuries to cleanse wounds and to promote healing. A recent study into the effectiveness of lavender for use in wound healing by Celal Bayer University in Turkey found that wounds healed more quickly with the use of lavender oil and TENS (nerve stimulation) than without.
Lavender and Hair Loss
The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates lavender as “possibly effective” for treating hair loss associated with alopecia, and a recent study found that lavender could promote hair growth by up to 44% with just seven months of treatment – a similar result as when conventional medications are used.
Lavender and Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
Researchers at three different universities in Japan conducted a study into how effective lavender aromatherapy could be in the treatment of pre-menstrual emotional symptoms. Patients were given no treatment for one menstrual cycle and were treated with lavender aromatherapy during the second cycle. The study concluded that lavender could be used as a treatment for the emotional problems associated with PMS.
Using Lavender Oil
  • For calming: Rub two to three drops of lavender oil between the palms of your hands and inhale the scent deeply. To relax your limbs, apply lavender oil to pressure points on the body, including the temples and wrists. Take your lavender oil with you when you travel to calm yourself down and to relieve anxiety when you’re on the go.
  • For sleep: Rub two to three drops of lavender oil between the palms of your hands and inhale the scent deeply. Mix with a carrier oil and mist lightly onto your pillow.
  • For treating bee stings and insect bites: Gently rub a drop or two of lavender oil into a bee sting or insect bite to sooth the pain and alleviate the itch.
  • For treating cold sores: Simply rub a drop or two of lavender oil into the cold sore to alleviate the itching and stinging associated with cold sores.
  • For treating hay fever: Rub two to three drops of lavender oil between the palms of your hands and inhale the scent deeply to alleviate the itching, sneezing, redness and tightness associated with hay fever.
  • For treating dry or chapped skin, sunburn or dandruff: Rub a few drops of lavender oil into the affected area to moisturise and deeply nourish the skin. If you like, combine the lavender oil with a carrier oil or carrier cream for use on the scalp and skin.
  • For stopping a nosebleed: Put a drop or two of lavender oil onto a tissue and wrap around a small ice chip. Put the parcel underneath the middle of the top lip so that it sits underneath the base of the nose. Hold the parcel in place for as long as is comfortable or until the bleeding stops, being careful not to freeze the lip or gums.
  • For preventing and treating nausea and sickness: To alleviate the symptoms of nausea and sickness, place a drop of lavender oil onto the tongue, or rub a few drops behind the ears or into the tummy button. If you’re suffering from morning sickness, speak to your doctor about using lavender as a treatment to ensure that it’s safe.
  • For treating skin complaints such as eczema or dermatitis: Mix a few drops of lavender oil with a carrier oil such as almond oil or coconut oil and apply topically to the affected area once a day until the condition clears up.
  • For treating cuts and burns: For very mild burns, rub a few drops of lavender oil onto the affected area immediately after the burn occurs. For cuts, rub a few drops of oil onto the affected area to speed up healing times.
Inhaling Lavender Oil
You can inhale lavender oil in a variety of ways, including:
  • Using a diffuser with either water or heat
  • Using the “dry evaporation” technique where the oil is dropped onto a tissue or cotton ball and then left to evaporate into the air. You can then either sniff the cotton ball for an intense hit of lavender scent, or simply leave it somewhere close by.
  • Steaming the lavender oil with warm water to vaporise the scent into the air
  • Spraying the lavender oil after mixing with a water or carrier oil
Who Can Use Lavender Oil?
Lavender oil can be used by most people. Those who are pregnant, breast-feeding or taking benzodiazepines, barbiturates or chloral hydrae medications should speak to their doctor before use. It’s also recommended that patients stop using lavender oils for at least two weeks prior to surgery as it can have the effect of slowing down the nervous system.

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