Benefits of lavender essential oil and its uses

By: Rania M M Watts

Lavender oil is typically used to induce sleep & relaxation. Moreover, lavender oil can assist with the treatment of some skin conditions. It is also used to flavour different foods, drinks, and commonly used in soaps and cosmetics to induce a beautiful scent. 

Essential oils can be harsh on the skin if directly or  neatly applied on the skin. It is essential that they be mixed with a carrier oil first like argan, coconut or jojoba oils. 

Lavender essential oil is one of the only safe essential oils that can be applied neatly without any negative effect.

Please ensure you wash your hands before applying the lavender oil on the skin to ensure the best possible outcome. 

Studies have shown that lavender oil can have a positive effect on symptoms associated with anxiety. One 2013 study, for example, found that lavender oil’s effects on anxiety were comparable to that of lorazepam, a common antianxiety drug.” (Medical News Today)  Lavender oil can also be used as an anti-inflammatory, for acne, dry skin or eczema, hair, and bug bites to name a few. 

Please ensure you do NOT apply directly to your skin without a carrier oil. For your reference I have furnished you with a list of links below. 

Any personal opinions expressed in this blog solely belong to the author Rania Watts and not the Practitioner advertised in this website or social media.

The content above is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and does not constitute medical or other professional advice.  

Medical News Today  https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/lavender-oil-for-skin#benefits

US National Library Of Medicine (Anxiety) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6007527/

US National Library Of Medicine (Anti-Inflammatory)    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5878871/

US National Library Of Medicine (Acne) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6982929/

US National Library Of Medicine (Dry skin or eczema) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4621348/

National Library of Medicine (Hair) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9828867/

US National Library Of Medicine (Bug bites) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6925501/

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