Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! Here I focus on 10 helpful uses for Lavender essential oil. Remember there are a lot of varieties of lavender, which have different properties and scents. Here we are talking on the variety lavandula angustifolia (true lavender). I have found after much experimenting with other varieties from various countries, to use a French lavender, which I personally like best for therapeutic use and in my products for what I need from its properties, and with its soft, but powerful fragrance.
Lavender is an aromatic evergreen shrub and the oil is made by steam distillation of the flowering tops. It is colourless or pale yellow in colour.
I use lavender in many of my products, such as my Gardener’s Hand Balm, Restful Evening Bath & Body Oil and Pulse Point Roller Ball , Lavender and Lavender flower Soap as well as being one of the ingredients in my Meditation Essential Oil Blend. It blends so well with many oils. I have used it recently in therapy blended with roman chamomile, sweet orange and ylang.
There are many different uses for lavender oil, it has been used for a long time for numerous things, but I include what I view as my top 10 uses.
1. Can reduce stress levels.
2. For insomnia and disturbed sleep.
3. Relief from muscular aches and pains.
4. Can calm anxiety & eases fears.
5. Easing headaches (rub one drop on temples) .
6. Very helpful for minor burns.
7. Relief from colds and flu.
8. A good insect repellant.
9. Helpful for pmt and menstrual cramps.
10. Can provide relief from sunburned skin.
If you feel that lavender would be a useful oil for you, you can buy it here. There is also available a full range of other aromatherapy essential oils, with information on their uses available in the essential oil category on the website. If you require further information on any oils, feel free to contact us by email or phone.
For using essential oils for specific or complex medical problems always contact a qualified aromatherapist or your GP.