Lavandula angustifolia, used for antiviral, menstrual cramps, antibiotic, insomnia, burns, dry skin, anti-inflammatory, bronchitis, muscle pain, decongestant, analgesic, nausea, acne, headache, relaxant, antidepressant, anti-fungal, asthma, digestion, bactericide, calming, normalizing. 100% pure, undiluted, and can easily be added to your favorite lotion, creme, or oil.
- Calming: Several studies have found that the scent of lavender oils could help reduce feelings of anxiety and lower feelings of stress.
- Improves Sleep: Placing a drop of lavender oil on your pillowcase could help you sleep better at night. This is because the aroma of lavender could help to calm you down, allowing you to drift more easily into sleep at bedtime.
- Soothe Canker Sores: One study looking at people with canker sores indicated that using a few drops of lavender oil might help soothe these painful nuisances.
- Dandruff Itchiness: If dandruff has your scalp feeling dry and itchy, massage some lavender oil into the affected area to ease the discomfort. As with other oils, such as olive and cononut oil, this likely helps because of the boost in moisture — but lavender has the bonus effect of smelling lovely!
- May Help Migraine Pain: Got a headache? Rub two to three drops of lavender oil on your upper lip and breath in the soothing aroma for 15 minutes. One study found that people who did this had less migraine pain during attacks.
- Flavors Food: Aside from health uses, lavender oil can also be used when you cook. A teaspoon of lavender oil can add flavor to a cookie recipe or even a fish dish.
- Repel Moths: Deter moths from your woolen garments by placing sachets laced with lavender oil in your closets or drawers. Although this won’t kill moths, it will keep them away while also making your clothes smell nice.
- Scent Your Home: Scent air naturally with lavender oil. Simply heat water on the stove top until it’s almost bubbling and place in a few drops of the oil into the water and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Then, place the mixture into a glass mason jar and let the smell waft through the room.
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