SPOTLIGHT ON: Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is usually the oil that people come to first when they delve into the world of essential oils but it is so much more than the room fragrance that most people end up using it for.
Lavender is known for its calming effect on us but did you know that lavender is also:
Cicatrizant (promotes healing through the formation of scar tissue)
Expectorant (helps remove mucus from respiratory tract)
Nervine (calms ruffled nerves)
Lavender is especially beneficial to the respiratory tract in particular coughs, colds, flu and eases breathing when lungs and sinuses are choked with phlegm.
Lavender is therapeutic for burns and assists in the healing process. It eases tired muscles, helps with restful sleep, reduces itching and swelling on bites and stings, can help stop cuts bleeding and cleans the wound, can be used to help with eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, alleviates the symptoms of hayfever, soothes sunburnt skin, relieves headaches, and of course makes the room smell nice.
There are also some studies that have been done showing that lavender oil can also help with hair loss.
The list of the benefits of lavender essential oil is endless so if you have a bottle of lavender sitting in a cupboard at home remember, it is so much more than an air freshener. Over the next few days we will be posting some wonderful recipes using lavender essential oil over on our essential oils group so if you haven’t already joined head on over to find out how you can use this wonderful oil x
You can purchase the wonderful doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil here:www.mydoterra.com/barefootandzen