Thursday, May 30, 2013

Lavender Essential Oil Uses

 

Uses of Lavender Essential Oil

 

Organic Lavender at Pelindaba Lavender FarmLavender essential oil is one of the most complex naturally-occurring plant oils, rich in linalool, linalyl acetate, terpenes and other organic molecules. Besides its wonderful fragrance, centuries of documented experience along with modern science have established Lavender essential oil's many naturally-occurring properties. Each of these naturally-occurring properties, alone or in combination, has contributed to lavender's extraordinarily broad and enduring range of uses in everyday life.

- ANTISEPTIC
- TOPICAL ANESTHETIC
- SEDATIVE
- INSECT REPELLANT
- NATURAL SOLVENT


Note : Lavender essential oil is one of the few essential oils that can be safely applied directly to the skin.

 

 Some of Lavender Essential Oil's Everyday Uses: 

- Apply a drop or two to drops cuts, burns, abrasions, insect bites & stings to reduce pain and promote healing

- Continue to apply to skin during the healing process as an anti-scarring agent

- Inhale during the daily commute to avoid excessive horn honking stress

- Add a few drops to an after-work bath or foot soak

- Dab a drop or two on the upper lip at bedtime as a soothing, calming sleep inducer

- Massage a few drops into the temples as a headache & stress reducer

- Wear as a perfume

- Wear in the outdoors as natural insect repellant

- Use to remove difficult adhesives, oils & paint as a natural solvent

 
Organic Lavender Essential Oil grown and distilled by Pelindaba Lavender Farm

We asked some of our staff how they like to use lavender essential oil... 

"I dab a couple drops on the underside of my nose to clear blocked sinuses and apply it to blemishes for it's antiseptic and anti-scarring properties." - Nancy

"I use it to remove pitch or sap from my and my husband's hands after splitting wood or stoking our wood stove." - Ann

"I apply it under my nose before plane travel to help relaxed and mask bad odors floating around the cabin. I use it regularly on mosquito bites and if I burn myself in the kitchen." - Nikki

"Whenever I get a canker sore I apply a drop directly to the sore. It takes away the pain making it more comfortable and easier to heal. Plus, it makes my breath smell good (even though it tastes bitter)!" - Amelia