7 Surprising Health Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil has been used forever for its beautiful scent as well as for its healing properties. Like with most herbaceous plants, old wives’ tales have circulated for centuries, and though there often is a grain of truth in these tales, science is finally catching up. Surprisingly, lavender actually can be beneficial to your health in its essential oil form. Apart from being aromatically therapeutic, lavender oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Here are seven ways to benefit from using lavender essential oil.
- Aromatic Relaxation
Aromatherapy is built on the back of scent being strongly tied to psyche, and a healthful psyche being paramount to good health. Studies have actually shown that lavender essential oil can help you not only relax, but fight strong psychological issues like depression and anxiety.
- Fight Dandruff
Dandruff is often a symptom of a bigger problem – fungal infection. It might sound gross, but it’s actually quite common, no matter one’s hygiene routine. However, adding lavender essential oil to your hair routine can actually help to curb fungal growth and as a result, fight dry, itchy, flaky scalp while leaving your hair with a delicate lavender scent. It can also be used to treat athlete’s foot.
- Soothe an Upset Tummy
It’s not unusual to use lavender as a completely natural cure for an upset tummy. Most of us are used to brewing some ginger or chamomile to fight the grumblies. However, you can also add lavender to that list. Its aromatherapeutic properties soothe you not only in spirit but in body as well, and can actually help to calm your stomach and soothe what ails you.
- Great for Sensitive Skin
Of course, as you already know, lavender is not only anti-fungal but anti-inflammatory. It is also soothing to the skin, making lavender essential oil an excellent alternative for people with sensitive skin. It’s so great, in fact, that it actually helps wounds to heal faster and better.
- Encourage Hair Growth
Maybe one of the most amazing benefits of lavender oil, especially for people who have alopecia, is its ability to encourage hair regrowth. Though it’s not a cure by any means, since it’s also beneficial for sensitive skin in general, it’s an excellent supplemental treatment for those struggling with alopecia and eczema.
- Fight PMS
Women are always looking for ways to allay the symptoms of PMS, in particular severe PMS that can be linked to conditions like endometriosis. Lavender essential oil though, has been shown to help with both the emotional and physical effects—from helping one’s mood to alleviating bloating and cramps. And hey, a lavender scented pampering session is a treat at the best of times.
- Treat Migraines
Finally, one of the best possible uses for lavender essential oil is in the treatment of migraines. Any sufferer knows that any reprieve is worth it, and lavender essential oil can also help with headaches, nausea, and anxiety – all of which tend to exacerbate migraines.
Kindred Essence offers a range of lavender scented products. Try out our lavender organic soaps for smooth, soothed, radiant skin, and finish off with our organic body butter to seal in all that wonderful moisture! Or light up one of our wonderful soy candles to set the mood for a relaxing and calming day. Whichever way you choose to take advantage of the health benefits of lavender essential oil, we have you covered.