Lavender has a broad range of healing properties including antiseptic properties which make it an excellent cleaning agent when diluted with warm water. It is one of the few essential oils that can be applied to the skin undiluted.
One of the most common uses of lavender is soothing the mind and relaxing the body. As a massage oil, it relaxes your muscles and eases tension. It is used in diffusers, salves, bath products and undiluted as a topical essential oil. When used as aromatherapy, it can treat depression, amenorrhea, burns, acne, rashes, arthritis, athlete’s foot, carpal tunnel syndrome, psoriasis, insomnia, pain, palpitations, anxiety and nervousness.
Fight the Flakes
Lavender oil can be an excellent natural option to help rid your scalp of dandruff. Prepare a mixture of 2 tablespoons of olive or almond oil and 12 drops of lavender essential oil in a mug. Warm in the microwave for approximately 10 seconds. Massage the oil into your towel-dried hair. Put on a shower cap and let set for the oils to do their magic. After about an hour, shampoo your hair as you regularly would. This treatment can take a few doses to completely rid you of the problem.
Beat that Bloated Feeling
Dried culinary grade lavender sprinkled on greek yogurt is a great way to calm that bloated feeling we all get from time to time. The antioxidants in lavender help reduce the ‘bad’ bacteria in your stomach.
Stop the Itch!
Lavender is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help reduce itching, swelling and redness. Dab a drop or two on an itchy spot and wait for about 15 minutes while it absorbs into your skin. Apply as needed every six to eight hours, but discontinue use if your skin becomes irritated.