Lavender Extra Essential Oil

  • Organic LAVENDER, Extra  'Lavender, the universal healer'. A fresh, floral, herbacious, scent with hints of cool, woody and sweet.

    Latin Name Lavandula officinalis var. vera
    Family Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
    Farming Method Certified Organic
    Extraction Method Steam distillation
    Plant Part

    flower tops

    Country of Origin Bulgaria
  • Used To

    RELAX and calm the nerves, feelings of stress, anxiety, tension, anger and worry

    SOOTHE inflamed joints and skin, acne, eczema, psoriasis, cold sores, herpes, sunburn

    RELIEVE pain and discomfort of tension headaches and minor burns,

    FIGHT and kill germs, airborne microbes, infectious agents, bacteria, virus and fungus 

    REPEL insects including mosquitoes and lice

    EASE sore or aching muscles, muscle spasms, digestive issues, ear aches, insomnia and symptoms of PMS

    HEAL bruises cuts, abrasions, skin blemishes, insect bites and minor burns

    CLEAR congestion, stuffy nose, sinusitis and congested skin

    STIMULATE the immune system, new cell growth and energy with feelings of fatigue, lethargy and nervous exhaustion

    LIFT the spirits

    BALANCE and regulate emotions, cognition, sensory stimulation, energy levels and oil production in the skin

    Some Methods of Use include:

    Diffuse: add 4-10 drops Lavender essential oil to 100 mls (3-4 oz) water in your diffuser. Use anytime in any room for a sense of balance or in the bedroom as you retire for the night, to help with insomnia

    Bath: add 6-10 drops to a full tub of water. If skin is sensitive, first add to 1 Tablespoon of milk or honey, then to the tub. Soak up to 20 min. for full effect.

    Apply to the skin: dilute 8 drops Lavender in 1 Tablespoon of carrier oil for massage, 2-3 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil, or unscented lotion, or cream, for use on the face. 

    Compress, hot: fill a bowl with hot tap water, add 4-6 drops Lavender essential oil, rest a face cloth on the surface of the water, then gently squeeze out excess water and apply to arthritic joints until cloth cools to body temperature. Repeat as necessary. 

    Compress, cold: fill a bowl with cold/ice water, add 4-6 drops Lavender essential oil, lay a face cloth on surface of water then gently squeeze out excess water and apply cloth to forehead or temples for headache pain

    HopeWind Health's organic Lavender Essential Oil can occasionally be applied undiluted to skin, minor cuts, scrapes, or burns. Please first check for sensitivity with a skin test-details can be found on our 'How to Use' page.

    With serious cuts, scrapes or burns, please seek medical attention.

    Blends well with

    almost all essential oils, including floral, such as chamomile; citrus, such as mandarin; woods, such as cedarwood; and herbs such as marjoram.

    Fragrance note

    Middle

    Composition

    Linalyl acetate, linalool, lavandulol, lavandulyl acetate, terpineol, cineol, limonene, ocimene, beta caryophyllene.

    Safety Information:

    Lavender Essential Oil has countless benefits and applications. It is mild, not normally sensitizing or irritating to the skin, has a beautiful aroma and is a fine choice in any therapeutic or fragrant blend of essential oils which makes it an easy, 'go to' remedy. But as with any Essential Oil, overuse can cause skin irritation or sensitivity. If you love Lavender, don't over use it's Essential Oil. Be sure to take breaks, as you'll want to keep applying it for many years to come.

    Please read our 'How to Use' page for important information before using Essential Oils and for more detailed instructions.

     
  • Lavender, Presently, the essential oil that has the widest application all over the world is Lavender. As far back as 2,500 years ago, essential oils from lavender have been used for religious rites as well as in medicaments.In Egypt, is it used as a perfume, and also in the art of embalmment. In ancient Rome, it is used for bathing, cooking, and also as an air freshener. Finally, the most illustrious use in history was that Mary Magdalene used it to anoint the feet of Jesus with her hair as recorded in the Bible in John 12:3. Many believed that spikenard was derived from lavender essential oil. A lot of researchers are of the opinion that during the time of Christ, Lavender was known by the name spikenard. This is because, in Greek, it is referred to as naardus which is a name derived from the Syrian city Naarda. This alone has made lavender famous as a potent plant.

    In the present day, oil derived from lavender can provide the following benefits:

    1. It relieves anxiety as well as emotional disturbances;

    2. It is potent in healing burns as well as wounds;

    3. It enhances sleep;

    4. Helps in restoration of skin tone and shrink acne;

    5. It is a potent antioxidant, acts an anti-aging agent;

    6. Lessens eczema and psoriasis;

    7. It helps alleviate headaches

     

    However, we do not really have reliable data about the scope of lavender healing properties. In spite of its rich history, it is only recently that the health benefits of lavender have been studied. In the world of today, lavender in one of the most popular herbs.Some benefits of lavender from research include:

     

    1. Antioxidant Properties Free radicals emanating from toxins, chemicals, and other pollutants are arguably the most lethal and common factor that makes Americans susceptible to disease. These free radicals weaken the immune system of the body leading to severe damages. The solution to this lethal problem is Antioxidants.To combat free radicals, the body swing into action by creating antioxidants such as glutathione that work to prevent to damages that these free radicals cause. However, it is possible that the body experience antioxidant deficiency while combating these free radicals in large numbers. This is the case in the United States where poor diet is common and exposure to toxins is high.Fortunately, there are natural options such as lavender essential oil which has proved to be a very effective antioxidant.Studies from China has verified that essential oil from lavender produces three of the most potent antioxidants: catalase, glutathione, and SOD just about 22 hours after using lavender essential oil. In the same vein, scientists from Romania found that after seven days of inhaling lavender essential oil vapor for 60 minutes; body cells are protected from damages that can potentially cause cancer.

     

    2. Treatment of Diabetes In the year 2014, one of the most intriguing results of the lavender research was published. A research team decided to carry out studies aimed at determining the potency of lavender in the treatment of diabetes.The outcome of the 15-day study amazed everyone -including the researchers. They found that lavender essential oil prevented the diabetic symptoms listed below.

     

    1. Increase in blood sugar which is the main diabetes symptom.

     

    2. Disorder in metabolism -fat in particular.

     

    3. Increase in weight.

    4. Reduction in antioxidant in liver and kidney -one of the most dangerous symptom.

    5. Liver and kidney malfunction.

    6. Lipoperoxidation in liver and kidney -free radicals depleting fat molecules in the kidney.

    It is a surprise that lavender is more potent in neutralizing radicals than ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). This may be an indication that lavender essential oil can be potent in the treatment of diabetics. This is an isolated study -but very powerful. In the near future, a lot of other similar researches will definitely be carried out as interest in natural cures for diabetes continue to increase. Tip: Apply lavender oil on chest and neck, allow to diffuse in air or ingest as a health supplement.

     

    3. It Enhances Mood and Supports the Brain Besides the cutting-edge diabetes research that we just discussed, the year 2013 was the time lavender also became famous for its powerful influence in protecting the nervous system. Traditional applications have used Lavender in the treatment of disease conditions of the nervous system such as migraines, stress, anxiety and depression. Therefore, having a scientific research that establishes the efficacy of these treatments is a welcome achievement.Just last year, a study based on scientific evidence was published by the International Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Practice. The study proved that a supplement of 80mg capsules of lavender essential oil relieves the patient from anxiety, insomnia, and depression. It is noteworthy that the study did not records any adverse effect arising from the lavender supplement treatment program. This is a sharp contrast to contemporary therapy with drugs such as Prozac that has serious adverse effects.Moreover, the research proves there are still other benefits such as inhibition of the symptoms and development of Alzheimer’s disease. Just last year, the journal Phytomedicine published a study that indicated that dementia and brain oxidative stress in rats can be prevented by inhaling the vapor of Lavender essential oil 60 minutes a day.In a similar development, a study published in the year 2012 subjected 28 high-risk postpartum women to diffused lavender oil their homes. The result showed a significant reduction of postnatal depression and decrease in anxiety disorder after a four-week aromatherapy exposure. In the same year, the Swiss journal Molecules published the outcome of a research that surprisingly indicated that Lavender is potent in the treatment of stroke. Yet, another study carried out on participants that are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) indicated that exposure to Lavender Aromatherapy in their homes caused a significant decline in post-natal depression. The empirical result showed that exposure to 80mg of diffused lavender oil per day causes a decline in depression by 32.7%. Moreover, the 47 patients in the study experienced a significant decline in sleep disturbances, gloominess, and overall health.Tip: By diffusing lavender oil beside your bed while you sleep or in the family room while rounding up for the day, you can relieve stress and improve your sleep. You can also rub the oil behind your ear to elicit the same effect.

     

    4. Healing of Cuts and Burns Lavender oil is well known as an antimicrobial agent; it has been used for centuries in the treatment of diverse infections and rectifies various fungal and bacterial disorders. This fact has been buttressed by over a hundred scientific studies. Moreover, it was found that lavender oil accelerates the healing process of cuts, burns, scrapes and wounds. This property is an attribution of its antimicrobial properties. A particular study evaluated the antimicrobial enhancement when lavender oil is combined with other essential oil such as clove, cinnamon, and oil from clove tea tree. The result showed that a combination of the oils in the ratio 1:1 is most effective in the treatment of Candida albicans and Staph aureus. These two organisms are the causes of infections which are precursors to respiratory pneumonia and skin fungus.Tip: a mixture of lavender oil in ratio 1:5 accelerates the healing or burns or eczema.

     

     

    5. Lavender Benefits the Skin A mixture of lavender essential oil with aloe and coconut oil has been found to be beneficial to the skin. This effect must be a direct result of antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of the oil. A mixture of 10 drops of lavender essential oil with aloe vera will soothe an extreme sunburn and heal dry skin and, small cuts, and abrasion. Further research has proven its efficacy to increase the recovery from putrefying sores and also prevent allergy.Moreover, for those who love to look younger, mix lavender oil with frankincense essential oil and apply on the skin first thing in the morning and the last thing at night after a shower. There are several cases that have proved that the combination of the two oils is effective as an anti-aging agent and sunspot removal.

     

     

    6. Healing of Headaches Migraine headaches and tension headache affects millions of people all over the world on a daily basis. Recent medical research has shown that lavender oil is an effective natural solution to the menace of headaches. A study published in the European Journal of Neurology shows that people affected by migraine headaches experience a significant reduction in the pain when lavender oil is inhaled for 15 minutes. A combination of inhaling lavender oil and rubbing the same on the temples, back of the neck, and forehead may be the most effective therapy for headaches. Simply rub 2 drops of lavender oil on the areas mentioned.

     

     

    7. Lavender alleviates insomnia and sleep problems A research that subjected college students to lavender oil aromatherapy found that there is an overall increase in the quality of sleep by 60%. The factors considered include the length of sleep, the time it took to fall asleep, relaxation during sleep and reduced insomnia symptoms.A similar study published in the Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine discovered that lavender oil caused an immediate improvement in a study of 5 men and women who has been struggling with insomnia.To improve the quality of your sleep, simply diffuse lavender oil before or during your sleep. Alternatively, you can rub the oil on the back of the neck, the chest and your temples to elicit the same effect. However, the best combination indicated for the treatment of insomnia is a combination of lavender oil, roman oil and magnesium oil.Lastly, make a healing bath by adding 15 drops of lavender oil and a cup of Epsom salts to the bath tub. This bath effectively relaxes the body and improves sleep.

     

    Lavender Oil Uses at HomeNatural Perfume The lavender scent is an awesome unisex perfume, you can apply it and smell good without using exotic perfumes. You may add the pure lavender oil to your skin or mix it with water for a fainter scent. To add the oil directly to your skin, add about two drops on your palms and rub them together and add the oil directly to your skin, clothes or hair. Another method is to add two drops of lavender oil to a spray bottle with a half cup of water, shake and spray. You may also mix lavender oil with other essential oils such as essential oils derived from cedarwood and frankincense. Making different combinations of essential oils gives a variety of scent options without purchasing readymade expensive perfumes.As a natural air freshener The lavender essential oil can be sprayed in the home as a natural air freshener the same way it is used as a perfume. You may simply spray lavender oil around your home or use it with a diffuser. Spraying the lavender essential oil in your room or mixing with water and spraying on your bedsheet and pillows will create a relaxing atmosphere before and during sleep. The same method can be applied by spraying the bathroom and bath towels with lavender essential oil in order to aid a relaxing bath.A natural lip moisturizer Lavender essential oil is effective in healing lips that are scarred from dryness and preventing sunburn on the lips. Create a mixture of lavender oil with jojoba oil and coconut oil (or any other carrier oil), then rub on the lips to protect them from sunburn whenever you intend to go out in the sun. The same method is efficient in healing sunburn on any part of the body; the oil prevents itching and peeling caused by severe sunburn.Cure for Stomach Problems A lot of people experience a soothing effect in the stomach after ingesting lavender essential oil.

     

    For someone suffering from nausea or prone to motion sickness while traveling by car or plane, it is helpful to spray some lavender on the skin, clothes or rub on the temples and palms. Flavor additive to healthy recipes Lavender has proved to be useful as a flavor additive to food like grain-free muffins, teas, and salad dressings, among others. Although lavender oil is edible, it is advisable to use in small quantities since it has a very strong taste. You can add a drop or two to your recipes to increase the flavor. Lavender is known to form a perfect combination with dark cocoa, pure honey, black pepper, apples, cranberries and balsamic vinaigrette. Possible Side Effects of Lavender Oil Most people consider lavender oil to be absolutely safe, but extensive scientific research has not been made that unequivocally prove that lavender does not interact with other medicaments or its safe use during pregnancy. In view of these facts, it is advisable to use lavender with caution in certain circumstances.

     


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