January 14, 2022 | Body Care, Learning, Nutrition | 0 comments | Author: Ashley Dance
All essential oils are useful for multiple purposes. One such common multi-purpose oil is lavender. The oil is obtained by steam distilling the flowering tops of the plant. There are several types of lavender, and like anything else, quality is important. Many oils sold in stores can be labeled 100% oil and contain only a fraction of the essential oil with added fillers. Lavender is often used in perfumes and personal care items simply for the smell, but it has therapeutic benefits as well. Lavender is soothing and calming. Applied to the bottoms of feet, it can help with sleep and relaxation. It can be applied topically to the skin on minor cuts, bruises and burns to help heal the wound. It can soothe skin around an acne breakout. It has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antidepressant properties. Therefore, it is useful for arthritic pain, colds and flu, depression, headaches, psoriasis, stress… etc. When diffused in a room it has a calming effect and is safe and effective on children. Lavender can be added to a bath for a relaxing soak.