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Lavender Essential Oil - Uses And Benefits

Posted by Australian Wholesale Oils on 11th Jan 2022

Lavender Essential Oil
Uses & Benefits

Uses And Benefits Of Lavender Essential Oil

You'll most certainly need no introduction to the pleasantly sweet, floral and herbaceous aroma of the lovely Lavender Essential Oil. First recognised for its calming and soothing powers in the days of the Roman Empire, when the uses of Lavender Essential Oil revolved around bathing and cleaning, many were fast to notice the incredible benefits of Lavender Essential Oil, and it didn’t take long for it to become a crowd favourite. Because the benefits and uses of Lavender Essential Oil are so diverse, it is now one of the most popular essential oils.


What Is Lavender Essential Oil?

There are so many benefits of Lavender Essential Oil, from easing anxiety, nervous tension and insomnia, to treating skin irritation and inflammation. Various Lavender Essential Oil uses can also create a relaxing environment, promote hair growth and assist with healing minor cuts and burns. Because there are so many different uses and benefits of Lavender Essential Oil, it’s no surprise that Lavender Oil is one of the most popular essential oils for aromatherapy.

Popular Ways To Use Lavender Essential Oil

  • Dilute your Lavender Essential Oil in a carrier oil to create your own massage oil.
  • To experience the aromatic benefits of Lavender Essential Oil you can add your dilution to a roller bottle and apply to the forehead, temples, chest and soles of the feet.
  • One of the most popular benefits of Lavender Essential Oil is its ability to ease anxiety and promote sleep. To experience these Lavender Essential Oil benefits simply add a few drops to your aromatherapy diffuser.

Pure Lavender Essential Oil

For those wanting to buy Lavender Essential Oil, we always recommend finding a 100% pure Lavender Essential Oil. When an essential oil is 100% pure it means that it does not contain any artificial or synthetic substances.

Because the benefits of Lavender Essential Oil are so well-known, we are seeing more synthetic essential oils on the market. It is important to know that fragranced or synthetically enhanced essential oils will not provide the same therapeutic benefits that a pure essential oil will, they are often cheaper in price because they are cheaper to produce and can in some circumstances be harmful to your health.


Benefits Of Lavender Essential Oil

There are many Lavender Essential Oil properties that make Lavender Oil so beneficial. Here are some popular benefits of Lavender Essential Oil:

  • Because of its anxiolytic (anxiety relieving) and sedative properties, the benefits of Lavender Essential Oil can be seen when treating insomnia, sleep, stress, anxiety and nervous tension.
  • The benefits of Lavender Essential Oil are also well-known when it comes to skincare! This is because its anti-inflammatory, disinfecting and antiseptic properties are known to be an excellent agent for aging, dry and acne prone skin.
  • These antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties also make Lavender Oil ideal for treating minor burns, cuts, abrasions and bug bites.
  • Because of its natural decongesting abilities, there are many uses of Lavender Essential Oil that can assist with treating respiratory related illnesses.
  • Due to its antispasmodic properties, many have also experienced the benefits of pure Lavender Essential Oil when managing PMS related cramping.
  • The list goes on… Because of its antiseptic, disinfecting and deodorising abilities, the benefits of Lavender Oil can be seen when it comes to all things cleaning.
  • Because lavender acts as a natural analgesic (pain reliever), various uses of Lavender Essential Oil are also known to increase blood circulation and assist with muscle and joint pain.

How To Use Lavender Essential Oil

When it comes to the uses of Lavender Essential Oil the list is incredibly versatile. The benefits you are wanting to achieve will determine how to use Lavender Essential Oil. Here are some tips and tricks on how to use Lavender Essential Oil…

Lavender Essential Oil For Aromatherapy

  • To experience the benefits of Lavender Essential Oil through inhalation, you can add a few drops to an aromatherapy diffuser.
  • If you are wanting to ease inflammation and muscle and joint pain, you can also add a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil to a warm bath.

Using Lavender Essential Oil Topically (On The Skin)

  • To treat various skin conditions and ease muscle and joint pain, lavender essential oil can be diluted in a carrier oil and applied to the skin.
  • To experience these benefits of Lavender Essential Oil whilst on the go, you can also add this dilution to a roller bottle and apply to the forehead, temples, chest, behind the ears and sole of the feet.
How to dilute essential oils. Essential oils dilution guide.

Popular Uses And Benefits Of Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil For Sleep

Lavender Essential Oil For Sleep

In aromatherapy, Lavender Essential Oil is known to be one of the best essential oils for sleep, due to its naturally occurring anxiolytic (anxiety relieving) and sedative properties. When inhaled, the aroma of Lavender Oil interacts with neurotransmitters within the body to quieten the brain and nervous system. These Lavender Essential Oil benefits are known to be particularly useful to those who suffer from insomnia.

  • Diffusing: To experience these Lavender Essential Oil benefits you may add a few drops to an essential oil diffuser prior to sleep.
  • Essential Oil Spray: Another popular way to experience these benefits of Lavender Essential Oil is to dilute your oil in water, add to a spray bottle, shake the dilution and spray the mixture onto your pillow before sleeping.
  • Diluting: You can also dilute your Lavender Essential Oil in a carrier oil, add your dilution to a roller bottle and apply to the forehead, temples and chest. As a general guideline we always recommend a 2 – 4% dilution for skin application and a 1 - 2% dilution for facial application.

Lavender Essential Oil For Skin

Lavender Essential Oil For Skin

You may have noticed that Lavender Essential Oil is a common ingredient in a lot of skincare products. This is because the benefits of Lavender Essential Oil are well-known for treating different skin complaints such as acne, scarring, redness and wrinkles.  

Lavender Essential Oil for Acne

  • Lavender Essential Oil naturally carries antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which work together to unclog pores and kill bacteria that can cause acne breakouts.
  • The benefits of Lavender Essential Oil are also known to naturally tone the skin and reduce the appearance of pigmentation, redness and scarring.

Lavender Essential Oil for Skin Irritations

  • Because of its antifungal properties, the benefits of Lavender Essential Oil can be experienced when treating eczema.
  • Its ability to sooth dry, sensitive and irritated skin has also made Lavender Essential Oil popular for treating other skin complaints such as psoriasis, scarring and wrinkles.

Lavender Essential Oil for Wrinkles

  • Many Lavender Essential Oil benefits are also known to protect the skin from environmental stresses such as sun exposure, smoke and air pollution. This is because Lavender Oil contains natural antioxidizing properties.
  • Its soothing and moisturizing abilities also help to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Lavender Essential Oil For Hair

Lavender Essential Oil For Hair

Lavender Essential Oil for Hair Growth

  • Because of its ability to stimulate blood circulation on the scalp, the benefits of Lavender Essential Oil have been seen to reduce dandruff which in turn, can promote hair growth and thickness.
  • Its soothing abilities are also known to nourish and moisturise the hair and scalp, which further assists in balancing sebum production.

Lavender Essential Oil for Hair Loss

  • Because of its anxiolytic (anxiety relieving) properties, Lavender Essential Oil is known to reduce the likelihood of hair loss by easing other health concerns that may initiate hair loss.

To experience these lavender essential oil benefits for hair:

  • Add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner
  • Dilute your Lavender Essential Oil in a carrier oil and massage into the scalp
  • Add a few drops to a carrier oil to create a hydrating hair mask

Lavender Essential Oil For Cleaning

Lavender Essential Oil For Cleaning

  • From cleaning and deodorizing carpets to disinfecting bench tops, Lavender Essential Oil makes a great multi-purpose cleaner, thanks to its antiseptic, disinfecting and antibacterial properties.
  • The benefits of Lavender Essential Oil have also been known to help remove musky, pungent odours.

Lavender Essential Oil For Wounds & Insect Bites

Lavender Essential Oil For Wounds and Insect Bites

  • The benefits of Lavender Essential Oil are also known to assist with healing wounds, small burns, cuts and abrasions, due to its ability to accelerate the healing process.
  • Its antiseptic, antibacterial and disinfecting properties further reduce the likelihood of infection.

Lavender Essential Oil For Pain & Inflammation

Lavender Essential Oil For Pain and Inflammation

  • Lavender Oil naturally carries anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain relieving) properties, which are known to assist with muscle pain and soreness.
  • Our lovely Lavender Essential Oil has also been known to increase blood circulation, ease muscle pain and relieve muscle spasms.

Where To Buy Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil is generally available to purchase at various health and well-being stores. You may can also explore what Lavender Essential Oils we have to offer on our website.

At AWO, our 100% pure Lavender Essential Oil and our Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil are both sourced in Bulgaria, where you can find never-ending fields of blooming lavender. All of our Lavender Essential Oils are naturally extracted via steam distillation and for those interested in a more cost-effective alternative, we also offer a Lavender Essential Oil Cosmetic Blend.  

Lavender essential oil benefits

What Customers Are Saying About Lavender Essential Oil

“Love this oil and have used it in my diffuser most nights since receiving it. Highly recommended and I will be purchasing again from this store, great price, quick delivery and beautifully packaged.”
Ange P (Verified Customer)

“I find this to be a high-quality oil at a very reasonable price. I use it in my diffuser and the scent is excellent - promoting relaxation and much better sleep. I highly recommend it.”
Shane B (Verified Customer)


Lavender Essential Oil Safety

AWO’s Lavender Oil is 100% pure and therefore very concentrated, that is why we always recommend diluting before using topically. Because they are so potent, essential oils can cause serious harm if ingested without the necessary expertise. For this reason, AWO does NOT recommend ingesting essential oils. We also recommend storing your Lavender Essential Oil in a cool, dry place at room temperature, ensuring that they are not directly exposed to sunlight and are out of reach of children or pets.


Resources

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness.