Lavender Essential Oil

Updated: Aug 29



August Essential Oil of the Month: Lavender

Aroma: Floral, sweet, herbaceous, fruity, woody


Lavender essential oil can do it all: from helping to reduce stress and anxiety to promoting a restful night's sleep. And it smells divine too!


If you’re new to essential oils and looking for some natural alternatives to over-the-counter remedies, Lavender oil is your best friend! I use Lavender essential oil in almost all my blends because it’s such a versatile oil. Lavender is mild and gentle enough to be used on children 3 months old and animals too, but potent enough to get the job done!


Lavender is an evergreen plant native to the Mediterranean area.

Dioscorides, the Greek physician, recommended lavender flowers for chest congestion. Pliny, the Roman herbalist, lifted the spirits of those who were down, with lavender. The Romans scented baths with lavender. And in Europe, tea made from lavender flowers was taken to relieve stress and anxiety.


Lavender is regarded as one of the most useful and versatile essences for therapeutic purposes. Lavender’s relaxing properties are used on lions and tigers in zoos to keep them calm. And Lavender is known to have a powerful antivenom property that neutralizes the poison of a snake or insect bite immediately.


Below is a list of some of the therapeutic properties of Lavender essential oil:


Lavender can help to:

  • calm you down

  • relieve anxiety

  • promote sleep

  • helps fight fatigue

  • alleviate sadness and depression

  • relieve minor aches and pains

  • prevent the growth or spread of bacteria

  • prevent or treat infections

  • reduce inflammation

  • heal minor cuts, scraps, rashes, and wounds

  • can assist in opening the sinus and breathing passages

  • helps with upset stomach and nausea

  • calms the digestive system

  • helps in the reduction of cellulite


As Astrologer, LeAnn shared in her August Astrological Energy Report, Lavender can help us navigate the tense energies of this month.


Lavender is excellent at calming nerves and relieving stress and tension. It can help to alleviate headaches and migraines too. A good way to use Lavender oil is to put a few drops in an essential oil diffuser – this releases the oil into your environment, and everyone gets the calming, relaxing benefits.


For headaches, I like to put 1-2 drops on my temples or put a few drops in the palms of my hands and inhale the aroma of the oil. I can instantly feel relief.


Have trouble sleeping? Use Lavender oil on your pillow and find yourself drifting off to sleep.


The list of things Lavender can be used for is endless and we could go on and on.


Keep an eye on my social media pages for fun and useful essential oil recipes you can create at home.


If you have any questions, regarding how to use Lavender essential oil or any other essential oils, feel free to contact me at info@bhadralegari.com for more information.


Check out my online store for specially crafted essential oil blends and more.


*Safety Note: Always, always, consult with a doctor before using essential oils, especially if you’re pregnant, or using oils for your children. It’s also a good idea to check with your veterinarian before using oils on your pets too. Essential oils are safe, natural alternatives; however, we are not doctors and it’s just good practice to consult with your trusted medical professionals before trying or adding new things into your environment.



 

References:

  1. The Aromatherapy Encylopedia: A Concise Guide to Over 395 Plant Oils by Carol & David Schiller

  2. Llewellyn's Complete Book of Essential Oils by Sandra Kynes

  3. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood