Lavender Essential Oil 15ml
Lavender essential oil is the most used essential oil in the world today, but the benefits of lavender were actually discovered over 2,500 years ago. Because of its powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative, calming and anti-depressive properties, lavender oil benefits abound and it’s been used both cosmetically and therapeutically for centuries.
Because lavender oil contains such versatile properties and is gentle enough to apply directly to the skin, it is considered as a must-have oil, especially if you are just getting started with using essential oils for your health. Science has only recently started to evaluate the range of health benefits that lavender essential oil contains, but there’s already an abundance of evidence that points out the amazing capabilities of this oil.
Today, lavender is one of the most popular essential oils in the world. And for good reason; people are beginning to catch on to lavender oil benefits, for your body as well as your home.
Product benefits & How to use:
- Antioxidant Protection
Free radicals, like toxins, chemicals and pollutants, are arguably the most dangerous and most common risk factor for every disease that affects people today. Free radicals are responsible for shutting down your immune system and can cause unbelievable damage to your body.
Lavender essential oil is a natural antioxidant that works to prevent and reverse disease. A 2013 study published in Phytomedicine found that lavender oil increased the activity of the body’s most powerful antioxidants — glutathione, catalase and SOD. And more recent studies have indicated similar results, concluding that lavender has antioxidant activity and helps to prevent or reverse oxidative stress.
- Diabetes Natural Treatment
- Improves Mood and Reduces Stress
Lavender oil has also been shown to improve PTSD symptoms. Lavender oil everyday helped decrease depression by 33 % and dramatically decrease sleep disturbances, moodiness, and overall health status in 47 people suffering from PTSD. To relieve stress and improve sleep, put a diffuser by your bed and diffuse oils while you sleep at night or in the family room while you’re reading or winding down in the evening. You can also apply lavender oil topically behind your ears for the same benefits. (Before applying topically, always do a patch test and mix with a carrier oil.)
- Supports Brain Function
The neurological benefits of lavender essential oil don’t stop at its ability to treat depression and boost mood. Research also shows that lavender oil serves as a natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease! To support the nervous system with lavender oil, diffuse it at home, inhale it directly from the bottle or apply it topically to the temples and back of neck. (Before applying topically, always do a patch test and mix with a carrier oil.)
- Heals Burns and Cuts
Widely known for its antimicrobial properties, for centuries lavender oil has been used to prevent various infections and combat bacterial and fungal disorders. In fact, almost 100 studies have been conducted establishing this benefit of lavender over and over again. Research shows that lavender oil speeds the healing of burns, cuts, scrapes and wounds — and a big part of this is because of its antimicrobial compounds. For burn relief and to heal cuts, scrapes or wounds, mix 3–5 drops of lavender oil with ½ teaspoon of coconut oil and apply the mixture to the area of concern.
- Promotes Healthy Skin and Hair
Most likely due to its antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics, lavender mixed with a carrier oil (like coconut, jojoba or grapeseed oil) has profound benefits on your skin. Using lavender oil topically can help to improve a number of skin conditions, from canker sores to allergic reactions, acne and age spots. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help to ease skin conditions and reverse signs of aging.
- Relieves Headaches
It’s one of the best essential oils for headaches because it induces relaxation and relieves tension. It works as a sedative, anti-anxiety, anticonvulsant and calming agent.
- Improves Sleep and Insomnia
Because of lavender oil’s sedative and calming properties, it works to improve sleep and treat insomnia. To improve your quality of sleep, diffuse lavender oil in your bedroom before or during sleep. Also, you can rub 3–5 drops directly on your neck, chest and temples. (Before applying topically, always do a patch test and mix with a carrier oil.) Taking a healing bath by adding 15 drops of lavender oil and 1 cup of Epsom salts to the bathtub is another effective way to use lavender oil to improve sleep and relax the body.
- Relieves Pain
Several studies have found that lavender oil helps as a natural painkiller. Simply rubbing lavender into the area of concern can reduce inflammation and pain intensity, helping to alleviate the symptoms of many health conditions, when massaged into the skin, can help to relieve dysmenorrhea, which is associated with menstrual pain and cramping in the lower abdomen.
Cautions and Storage info:
Lavender Oil Side Effects and Precautions:
For most people, lavender oil benefits are all that you’ll experience and using lavender oil is completely safe; however, there has not been an extensive amount of scientific research done on lavender oil interactions with other medications, or its use in pregnant women, so there are certain situations where you will want to use caution.
- Medication Interactions: If you are already taking any prescription medication for sleep-related disorders or for depression, be cautious of the fact that lavender can increase the effectiveness of these medications, so it’s best to not combine lavender oil with other medications or sleep-related supplements. If you are planning on undergoing anaesthesia in the near future, you will also want to avoid using lavender oil.
- Pregnant Women: Lavender oil is generally considered safe for women who are pregnant and nursing. Because it can have a relaxing effect on muscles and can also affect hormone levels, use lavender with caution in your third trimester. It’s best to speak with your doctor about use of any essential oils when pregnant, since it has not been guaranteed that these are safe at this time.
- Children: Lavender oil is considered generally safe for children to use.
Caution! Please take note! Because we care about you and your family, we do not recommend ingesting any essential oils. They are highly concentrated and can be extremely toxic to your health and epithelial cells. (Always avoid eyes, sinuses, mouth, throat, and stomach.) Before using essential oil topically, ALWAYS do a patch test. Do not use undiluted essential oils on your skin, always use with a carrier oil or cream. If any irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately and seek medical attention. Consult your healthcare practitioner before using essential oils, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any pre-existing medical conditions. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Always use oils responsibly and with due diligence. If skin irritation occurs discontinue use.
For external use only. Store below 25ºC, away from direct sunlight. Use within 48 months once opened.
Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) flower Oil.
Manufactured & Distributed by:
Lady Rose Head Office
639 Honeyguide Way, Xanadu Nature Estate, Hartbeespoort.
Product of South Africa.
010 593 2753
Product weight including packaging: 89g