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Top 8 Lavender Oil Benefits and Uses

Of all the essential oils, Lavender Oil has become most famous and are widely used in the skin care, hair care, bath and body care products, perfumes, household cleaners and laundry detergents.

The essential oils are rapidly becoming popular nowadays, because of their healing properties. They heal both physically and mentally without leaving any side effect. They are actually not oils at all as they lack fatty acids. Rather they are highly concentrated plant components, distilled from different parts of a plant like flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds and all. Essential oils are very potent because of the concentration of phytochemicals. This is the reason why before using an essential oil directly on your skin should go for a patch test.

It has a scent that is a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean and calm. The lavender oil is extracted from the flower of the lavender plant which is native to northern Africa. Now it grows throughout southern Europe, the United States and Australia.


 It has a strong historical background. The Egyptians used lavender oil for mummification as well as perfumes. In ancient Greece, Rome, medieval and renaissance Europe, it was used in the bath or as deodorants, disinfectant. The word lavender has come from 'lavare' which means 'to wash'. Actually, Lavender Oil is known for its detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-depressant, anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties.

Lavender oil offers both physical and mental relief from the problems like a migraine, insomnia, burns, insect bites, various skin problems, infections, stress and nervous tension. Another most consistently reported benefit of lavender oil is that it can provide respiratory relief in particular coughs, colds, influenza etc. Even it may also ease breathing problems. I myself have tested on me when I suffer from respiratory problems. It can refresh your tired mind, providing the relief from anxiety and stress.


Now I am going to share with you top 7 benefits of lavender oil:

1. Reduces stress and anxiety:

Add 3-4 drops of lavender oil to your bath water and take a bath. You will feel relaxed, relieved from stress, anxiety, fatigue and tired mind.

2. Heals burns and cuts:

Add 1/2 drops of lavender oil to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (I generally use grapeseed oil/almond oil) or fresh water and apply it on the affected area. It will calm and cool the burns or cuts and give you a sudden relief. 

3. Heals Chapped Skin:

Add 1/2 drops of lavender oil to your regular lip balm and apply on lips, your lips will get soft and hydrated. Again, add it to your regular hand/foot cream. The rough skin of your hands and feet will be softer and smoother and the cracked heels will be healed too.

4. Improves sleep:

Defuse lavender oil to get rid of insomnia. Add 4-5 drops of lavender oil to a burner filled with water and keep it on a diffuser. Place the diffuser in your bedroom. It will calm your nerves, providing deep sleep at night.

5. Alleviates headaches:

To reduce headaches, mix 2 drops of lavender oil with any carrier oil, rub it into the temples, forehead and back of your neck. You will get immediate relief from the headache.

6. Improves eczema and acne:

Lavender oil controls oil production to treat acne and improve complexion. Add 2/3 drops of lavender oil to your cleanser or moisturizer to help clear up acne, acne scars. To heal itching, dryness, eczema or other skin irritations add lavender oil to carrier oil and apply the mixture on the affected areas.

7. Soothes sunburn:

Add 2/3 drops of lavender oil to any carrier oil or to water, gently apply on the sunburnt areas and get immediate relief. Regular use of this mixture will diminish suntans, blemishes, giving a radiant and glowing skin.

8. Effective for hair fall:

Massage your scalp with 2/3 drops of lavender oil, mixing with coconut oil or apricot oil, it will help to regrow hair. Massage your scalp with the oil mixture with very soft hand and leave it overnight. But don't comb your hair. Next morning wash your head with a good herbal shampoo. Do it minimum twice a week. Don't think that you will get an immediate effect. It may take 1/2 months to show the results.

So, friends do you use lavender oil ? If that so please share with me more tips for using the magical oil. And if you like the article, please subscribe our blog for more such posts.

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Things to remember: Never use any EO directly on your skin. Always dilute it with any carrier oil or plain water/hydrosols or with your regular moisturizer.

Thanks for reading. Stay here. I'll be back very soon with more skincare hacks.

Shreemayee Chattopadhyay.

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  1. I love applying lavender oil while I'm scrubbing my body. It will make my skin soft and smooth :)

  2. Great tip. It will help my readers and me. Thanks dear. 💞😍

  3. Good old Lavender! I put a few drops of lavender oil on my pillow every night and it helps me relax. I have just started a poetry blog here on Wordpress in case you have time to have a look? Have a good afternoon, Sam :)

  4. Thanks for stopping by. Surely I'll visit your blog.

  5. I just read about Lavender oil's benefits for babies and was wondering where can I buy authentic and pure lavender oil. and Viola, came by your post with so many more benefits. Thanks for the information. Will surely buy this oil.

  6. last week I went to ooty and Wellington and was hunting for your posts on essential oils to know which one's to buy. I bought a few and have now bookmarked the posts to refer to these as and when I use the oils :) Thanks much.

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