Lavender has been used since ancient times, all the way back in Cleopatra’s Egypt. People used lavender oil to soothe their senses and calm their minds back then. Lavender’s simple, botanical scent can put anyone in a better mood. It was believed that lavender’s scent could be used to fight off bad and evil juju. Sometimes, all you need to soothe irritation is some aromatherapy with a lavender spa set.
It would be a great idea to include lavender in your life right now. Many of us feel like we work at home because of this stress and anxiety. The Covid-19 pandemic has presented so many challenges that we have no control over. It’s been a great opportunity to take charge and try something new. Let’s explore the healing properties and health benefits that lavender has. This natural home remedy can heal our body, mind, and soul.
The Quick Remedy with Lavender
Lavender’s benefits go beyond soothing our senses and possibly attracting some suitors. One of the few alternatives to medication that can be used to relieve anxiety disorders is lavender. The scientific evidence supports the claim that lavender promotes calm, which decreases anxiety and overall restlessness. I don’t know if you feel the same way, but being a home-based worker in a small apartment makes me more restless. It is possible to improve your mood by inhaling lavender oil or using capsules. In a controlled study, lavender oil was found to increase its benefits and reduce feelings of hopelessness when taken with the antidepressant Imipramine. Need a quick fix? Apply a little lavender oil to your temples. It is a great way to relieve headaches, nervous tension, emotional stress, and other symptoms.
Lavender has healing properties
Uncertain times, such as the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, will cause anxiety to rise, which can lead to the body suffering. Chronic pains and weaknesses can become more severe when we are anxious and stressed. Evidence has shown that menstrual cramps can cause discomfort and pain in women who are more stressed and anxious. Don’t worry queens–lavender is here to help! According to a 2012 study, lavender oil can be used to massage the lower abdomen in order to reduce the severity of cramps. Premenstrual syndrome can also be relieved by inhaling lavender oil during a massaging motion to the lower abdomen.
People love lavender for its health benefits, and one of the main reasons they use it is to help with their insomnia. Studies have shown that lavender oil capsules, whether inhaled or consumed, can improve sleep quality. This is because lavender has the ability to reduce anxiety, which is one of the leading causes of insomnia in both men and women. Linalool and linalyl-acetate are chemicals found in lavender oil that quickly absorb into the bloodstream. These chemicals have been shown to be sedative and pain relieving when tested on mice. You can try rubbing some lavender oil onto your pillow before you go to bed, or even putting a few dried lavender pods in your pillowcase. These small changes can make a big difference in your sleep quality, even for seasoned insomniacs.
Use lavender to treat wounds
Although lavender oil has been used to alleviate anxiety for many centuries, there’s another reason why lavender oil is so popular. The healing properties of lavender were discovered by the ancient Romans. It has been shown that lavender oil can improve the healing of damaged skin and reduce inflammation. Rene-Maurice Gattefosse (a French chemist) coined “aromatherapy” in the 1930s after using lavender oil to heal a severe chemical burn. The soothing sensation and the speed at which the burn healed impressed Rene-Maurice Gattefosse. Lavender oil is a great option for anyone who has ever been burned by a curling iron or pulled sweet potatoes from the oven.
Lavender oil can also be used to soothe sunburns and razor burns. Natural remedies for the rescue – because, well, you never know what chemicals might be in that lime green aloe vera gel dispenser. For the ultimate sunburn defense, mix some lavender oil and a little fresh aloe vera gel.
Are you a victim of the mosquito bite this summer? Research shows that lavender oil is a natural insect repellent and has many health benefits. Are you suffering from annoying bites? Apply a few drops of lavender oil to the affected areas. If you intend to use the oil on children or sensitive skin, make sure to dilute it with a few drops of water.
Lavender baths have many health benefits
Baths are known to improve mood and sleep quality. Add the right one bath spa set to your bubble bath or Epsom Salt to elevate the experience. A warm, lavender-infused bath can help soothe skin irritations due to its soothing and detoxifying properties. Aromatherapy’s intoxicating scents will bring you a great mood lift.
Epsom salt offers many health benefits including soothing sore muscles, digestion aids, detoxification, and more. Combining Epsom salt with lavender oil will make you feel amazing when you get out of the tub. Make your own lavender Epsom Salt at home. Begin by adding 15 drops of lavender oil and 2 cups Epsom salt. Now is the time to be in control of what ingredients we put on our bodies.
Lavender oil benefits for hair
Anxiety and stress can have a significant impact on hair health. Hair loss is more common when we are anxious. This may be something lavender oil could have to do with it. According to a dermatological study done in Scotland, 44% of patients suffering from alopecia areata (an autoimmune condition that causes the body’s rejection of new hair follicles), experienced new hair growth when they applied lavender oil daily to their scalps. You can also apply it to your eyebrows before you go to bed. You can say goodbye to sticky castor oil! There’s a new essential queen!
Lavender oil can help with hair growth and reduce dandruff. Make a DIY scalp treatment with some lavender oil and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Feeling crazy? For even more results, try a chic, low-cut, chic style. Keep your scalp glazed all day for better results. The sleek, low-bun is not going out of fashion.