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Lavender in your home - properties and uses of lavender oil

2018-07-11
Lavender in your home - properties and uses of lavender oil

Each of us knows lavender and has certainly had the opportunity to smell blooming purple flowers more than once, either fresh or dried. Who among us remembers holidays at grandma's and the smell of blooming lavender flowers? The magical-looking lavender hills of Provence are one of our favorite summer destinations and the perfect backdrop for great selfies. However, lavender is more than just a beautiful purple color. It is a unique fragrance that is perfect all year round. If you want to learn more about lavender, please visit us!

The history of lavender and lavender oil

Lavender has been known and used for centuries (it was used over 2,500 years ago!), the ancient Egyptians even used it for... mummification (mummies were wrapped in lavender-soaked fabrics), and the ancient Romans bathed in lavender water to wash and cleanse the skin. The name lavender itself comes from the Latin lavare, which means... to wash. Arabs and Romans also used lavender as perfume. In the Middle Ages, lavender was considered a cure for many ailments, and dried lavender flowers were also scattered in the stone corridors of castles as a disinfectant and deodorizer. During the Black Death epidemic, people wore dried lavender on their belts, believing that it would protect them from the disease.

In modern times, lavender is used both as an ideal moth repellent in the wardrobe (in the south of France, dried lavender hangs literally everywhere!) and as an excellent ingredient in cosmetics. Interestingly, lavender is an evergreen shrub and comes in several dozen varieties. The most popular variety of lavender is lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), which is also... a melliferous plant!

Lavender and its properties, how it affects our health and well-being

How does lavender work?

As an ingredient of cosmetics, lavender is perfect in tonics for delicate and sensitive skin - it has anti-acne and antiseptic properties and accelerates skin regeneration. Lavender essential oil has calming, antispasmodic and antiseptic properties. Lavender is also used in preparations that improve digestion.

The use of lavender oil

Lavender essential oil is obtained from the inflorescences. What can lavender oil be used for aromatherapy?

  • Add a few drops of lavender oil to your bath or shower to help relieve muscle tension and stress.
  • Dilute lavender oil with the selected base oil and massage into the skin - massage with lavender oil helps to relieve muscle and joint pain, and also helps in the treatment of wounds, burns and acne. If you massage a little lavender oil on your temples when you are on a crowded bus or subway, you will provide yourself with a bit of comfort and calm.
  • Lavender oil will help you relax and unwind if you use it in an aromatherapy burner (combined with water) or in aromatherapy lamps.
  • With lavender oil, you may be able to reduce itching and swelling after a bee sting.
  • If you don't have hydrogen peroxide on hand, you can use diluted lavender oil on a minor cut - it will help remove bacteria from the wound, cleanse it and stop bleeding.
  • Mixed with a carrier oil, lavender oil helps fight eczema and skin inflammation.
  • If you suffer from seasickness or motion sickness, massage a little oil behind your ears or around your navel. It should bring relief.
  • Lavender oil mixed with base oil is perfect for dry, cracked skin.
  • Rub a few drops of lavender oil into your hands and inhale slowly - this will help you if you suffer from hay fever.
  • An interesting use of lavender is its anti-dandruff effect - massage a little oil into the scalp to prevent dandruff.
  • Lavender oil also helps if you suffer from cold sores.

What does lavender oil help with?

As we can see, lavender oil can have many uses. Aromatherapy using lavender oil is also helpful in the case of troublesome ailments:

  • Many studies prove that aromatherapy with lavender oil helps reduce the symptoms of oxidative stress and helps increase the activity of antioxidants in our body.
  • Lavender oil therapy supports diabetes, helps reduce glucose levels and reduce weight gain.
  • Lavender is effective if you suffer from insomnia or anxiety attacks, it can also help with postpartum depression and even alleviates the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Research indicates that lavender may be a natural therapy for Alzheimer's disease, as it supports the functioning of the nervous system and enhances the cognitive functions of the brain.
  • If you suffer from migraines, try aromatherapy with lavender oil.
  • In the case of cancer, aromatherapy with lavender oil can be used as a natural complement to therapeutic activities. Of course, remember that aromatherapy with lavender oil should always be consulted with a doctor before treating any disease.
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How to use lavender oil aromatherapy at home?

To enjoy the benefits of lavender at home, you can use one of the following methods:

  • A classic form of aromatherapy with lavender oil: mix a few drops of the oil with water in a traditional aromatherapy oil burner, light an unscented tea light and wait until you are enveloped in the beautiful scent.
  • You can also choose an ultrasonic aroma diffuser. Fill the device with water, add a few drops of lavender oil and turn it on. An aromatherapy lamp is perfect for places where you cannot use a traditional oil burner. It is also perfect for the bedroom. You can read more about aromatherapy on the Candle World blog.
  • Instead of oil mixed with water in an aromatherapy burner, you can use scented wax melts with lavender oil.
  • Natural scented candles with essential oils are perfect if you also want to relax in the evening. This form of aromatherapy is perfect for calming down before going to bed - light a scented candle with essential oil while reading a book in the evening.
  • If you want the aroma of lavender to accompany you all the time, for example when you enter your home or go to the bathroom, try an aroma diffuser with lavender oil sticks.
  • You can also use pillow mists. This amazing product based on pure essential oils will provide you with aromatherapy while you sleep, and what is important - it does not stain or dirty fabrics.
  • Natural air fresheners and fabric fragrances with lavender oil will make lavender aromatherapy even easier.
  • You can also take lavender when traveling, we especially recommend it for all business trips and car trips. Then choose a lavender car fragrance. We recommend lavender scented sachets for your wardrobe.
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