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Lavender Essential Oil: Its Benefits and Possibilities

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Lavender Essential Oil: Its Benefits and Possibilities

There is no argument that all essential oils have different benefits. Some relax your mind while others treat bites and stings. The versatile lavender is good for both of those conditions, and several dozen others. Every decent essential oil and aromatherapy kit will have lavender on hand.

This is a very gentle oil. However, it is also very powerful, acting as the “go to” application when you are not sure what aromatherapy oil to try. Make sure that you experience a sweet floral scent. If your lavender oil is twiggy in nature it has probably been distilled or harvested improperly. Quality lavender oil offers the following properties:

  •  Sedative
  • Anticoagulant
  • Regenerative
  •  Analgesic
  • Anti-Toxic
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Cardio Tonic
  • Anti-Infectious
  • Antihistamine
  • Antidepressant
  • Antifungal

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Lavender was first used for burn treatment in 1910, and also offers relief if you have been out in the sun too long. Mentally, peace, compassion and well-being are some of the benefits lavender delivers when either smelled or used as a massaging oil.

Your emotions also benefit, because lavender helps you communicate honestly. It’s great for calming down if you are excited or nervous, and also eases fears and anxieties. Here are a few more ways you can use this versatile essential oil:

  • To increase your appetite
  • To overcome grief
  • For any hair problem
  • If you experience gas or flatulence
  • For calming hyperactive children
  • To treat inflammation
  • As an answer to jet lag
  • To treat menopause
  • To lessen the pain of rheumatoid arthritis
  • To remove ticks

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Lavender is easily one of the most versatile essential oils, meaning it is a popular aromatherapy solution.

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