Message From Laura: Lavender Essential Oil from Young Living is often referred to as the universal oil, because there is such a multitude of uses for this oil, such as cuts, bruises, burns, headaches, and insomnia. This essential oil so multi-purpose, you will want to keep a bottle of Lavender Essential Oil from Young Living in every room of your home! What follows is a Lavender Essential Oil Fact Sheet developed by Young Living Essential Oils.
[***This article was originally published in 2011 but has been updated in 2019.]
LAVENDER Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
Action: Antiseptic, analgesic, anti-tumoral, anticonvulsant, sedative, anti-inflammatory. Lavender is beneficial for cleansing cuts and wounds and is ideal for skin care since it prevents the build-up of excess sebum, a skin oil that bacteria feeds on. Lavender is often clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects.
Traditional Uses: The French scientist René Gatefossé was the first to discover Lavender's ability to promote tissue regeneration and speed wound healing when he severely burned his arm in a laboratory accident. Today, Lavender Essential Oil is one of the few Oils to be still listed in the British Pharmacopoeia.
Indications: Burns (cell renewal), sunburns (including lips), dandruff, hair loss, allergies, convulsions, herpes, headaches, indigestion, insomnia, high blood pressure, menopausal conditions, nausea, phlebitis, tumors, premenstrual conditions, scarring (minimizes), skin conditions (acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and rashes) and stretch marks. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises, and skin irritations.
Other Uses: Lavender Essential Oil is a universal oil with many different applications. It may help arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, convulsions, depression, earaches, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, hives (urticaria), insect bites, laryngitis, nervous tension, respiratory infections, rheumatism, and throat infections.
"My son had problems for years being able to fall asleep. He would lay there for hours it seemed. He had gotten into the habit of taking something over the counter before bedtime each night. He is 21 yrs old with a mind of his own, and I was really worried. One day, I asked him if I could put Lavender on the bottom of his feet at bedtime and he agreed. He slept like a baby, and now he uses it every night. He no longer takes anything else!"—Regina Danley
A few ideas of the multitude of ways to use your Therapeutic Grade Lavender oil:
-- Rub Lavender Essential Oil on the feet for a calming effect on the body.
-- Rub a drop of Lavender Essential Oil on your palms and smooth on your pillow to help you sleep.
-- Put a drop of Lavender Essential Oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching and reduce swelling.
-- Put 2-3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil on a minor burn to decrease pain.
-- Drop Lavender oil on a cut to stop the bleeding.
-- Mix several drops of Lavender Essential Oil with V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil and use topically on eczema and dermatitis.
-- To alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of Lavender Essential Oil on the end of the tongue or around the naval or behind the ears.
-- To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of Lavender Essential Oil on a tissue and wrap it around a small chip of ice. Push the tissue covered ice chip up under the middle of the top lip to the base of the nose and hold as long as comfortable or until the bleeding stops (do not freeze the lip or gum).
-- Rub a drop of Lavender Essential Oil over the bridge of the nose to unblock tear ducts.
-- Rub Lavender Essential Oil on dry or chapped skin.
-- Rub a drop of Lavender Essential Oil on chapped or sunburned lips.
-- To reduce or minimize the formation of scar tissue, massage Lavender Essential Oil on and around the affected area.
-- Rub 2 – 4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil over the armpit area to act as a deodorant.
-- Rub a drop of Lavender Essential Oil between your palms and inhale deeply to help alleviate the symptoms of hay fever.
-- Rub several drops of Lavender Essential Oil into the scalp to help eliminate dandruff.
-- Place a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil on a cotton ball and place in your linen closet to scent the linens and repel moths and insects.
-- Place a drop of Lavender Essential Oil in your water fountain to scent the air, kill bacteria and prolong the time between cleanings.
-- Place a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil on a wet cloth and throw into the dryer, which will deodorize and freshen your laundry.
-- Put a drop of Lavender Essential Oil on a cold sore.
-- Diffuse Lavender Essential Oil to alleviate the symptoms of allergies.
-- Spritz several drops of Lavender Essential Oil mixed with distilled water on a sunburn to decrease pain.
-- Drop Lavender Essential Oil on a cut to clean the wound and kill bacteria.
-- Apply 2-3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil to a rash to stop the itching and heal the skin.
Fragrance Influence: Calming, relaxing, and balancing, both physically and emotionally.
"As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself."—Adelle Davis
Editor's Note: This article is reprinted with permission of Young Living, Lehi, UT 84043 U.S.A. The supporting "fact sheet" is from the Essential Oils Desk Reference Guide, published by Essential Science Publishing.
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