Lavender’s ability to relieve stress, calm nerves, and rejuvenate skin has made it a valued member of the essential oils family for thousands of years. This sweet, aromatic oil’s many uses also include burn treatment, wound treatment, and pain relief. As a result, it is a soothing, versatile oil for anyone in need of relaxation, skin renewal, first aid, or a fresher-smelling home.
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Other Common Names: Nardus, nard, spikenard (ancient names)
Other Ingredients: N/A
Best For: Relaxation, deodorizing, first aid
Other Potential Uses: Improving energy, moisturizing skin, pain relief, insomnia relief
Suggested Directions For Use: Ingest a drop in food; massage directly onto skin, place on cotton balls in drawers and closets, apply directly to burns and minor wounds, diffuse throughout a room
Works well with: Bergamot, cedarwood, black pepper, palmarosa, peppermint, tea tree, pine, ravensara, patchouli, marjoram, mandarin, lemongrass, juniper, cypress, eucalyptus, clary sage, clove, chamomile, geranium, grapefruit, lemon, oakmoss, rose, rosemary, thyme, vetiver
DOTERRA LAVENDER OIL REVIEW
Lavender has been in use since ancient times. Its first uses thousands of years ago were for its appealing aroma that made it ideal for inclusion in the Egyptian mummification process and as a perfume for Arabians. Its popularity as a deodorant and air freshener persisted through many cultures and over many years, while its uses also extended to include use as a disinfectant, insect repellent, and medicine. It was even used in an attempt to prevent the spread of the bubonic plague in medieval times.
Today, lavender is prized for many of these same things. For instance, its aroma is just as appealing and useful as a perfume and air freshener as it was thousands of years ago. As a result, lavender essential oil can be diffused to freshen up a room, placed on cotton balls to freshen up drawers and closets, or added to dryer sheets to add a pleasant aroma to finished laundry. In addition to its scent, however, lavender essential oil plays an important role in calming stress and anxiety. Exposure to the aroma of lavender essential oil prevents the release of the stress hormone.
In addition to its scent and soothing properties, lavender has a wide range of other uses. One of the primary of these is its ability to soften and rejuvenate skin, as well as treat minor wounds, cuts, and burns. When applied to these areas, the oil can help to soothe the wound and disinfect the area in order to prevent infection. When a couple of drops are rubbed onto the head and neck, it can alleviate headaches and relax tense muscles. When used on the skin, it can even help to reduce the appearance of eczema. This essential oil is even versatile enough to be used as an insect repellant, and is safe for use on children. As a result, it makes an ideal oil for anyone looking for a gentle, effective, and versatile essential oil.