Benefits of Pure Lavender Oil

Some of the benefits of pure lavender oil include support of both emotional and physical problems, such as anxiety, stress, tension and worry.

As one of the most calming oils for relaxation and anxiety, it has also been proven to help ease tired muscles, acne, minor wounds, eczema, insect bites, and menstrual cramping.

As a popular oil for use in massage therapy, it can help the mind and body relax, as well as help with pain of muscle tension and joint stiffness. Because of it's wonderful scent, it can relax almost instantly after application

This oil is very beneficial to the respiratory system for coughs, congestion and flu symptoms. It makes breathing easier when lungs and sinuses are congested.

Respiratory relief is one of the greater known benefits of lavender, because it is very rich in esters (aromatic molecules) which are antispasmodic and have great therapeutic properties.

Other therapeutic benefits include:

  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-tumoral
  • Anti-septic
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Relaxant
  • Fights Respiratory infections
  • Helps with skin conditions calming
  • Balances emotions
  • Relieves Anxiety

In addition to lavender for massage, it is also used in bath water for relaxation and to promote deep breathing.

Lavender can  be mixed with an oil-free moisturizer and used on acne to reduce inflammation and scarring.

Mixed with a carrier oil, it can be used on minor burns to help assist in healing. After putting burn in cold water for 5-8 minutes, add a few drops of the oil to the burn for quicker healing.

For mosquito bites, apply lavender mixed with a few drops of Grapeseed oil. If you have swelling, apply a cold compress.

Lavender can also help prevent infection in bite also. Repeat with the lavender as often as needed. For more information on how to use lavender for insect bites you can visit Joys of Lavender website.

This DVD, Therapeutic Massage with Essential Oils DVDwith Victoria Sprigg, an aromatherapy instructor, details the common ways to use essential oils, with specific details on shoulder, scalp, back, and neck massage, using Aromatherapy massage strokes.

This is a clip of that DVD:


Pure lavender oil can help a person relax so easily, and when massage therapy is also part of the treatment, tension filled muscles are able to dissolve, and normal muscle movement is restored.

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