Five Reasons To Use Lavender Oil

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Five Reasons To Use Lavender Oil

Everyone knows that lavender oil smells lovely, but if you think that lavender oil’s powers end with its nice fragrance, you will be pleasantly surprised to find out all the other impressive benefits it offers. Read on to find out all the ways this powerful oil can help you.

Better Sleep

Perhaps lavender’s most acclaimed benefit is its ability to help promote better sleep. Research has shown that lavender oil has the ability to both help induce sleep and to improve the quality of sleep once people have fallen asleep. One study even revealed that elderly patients who used the oil in their bedrooms were able to reduce their need for sleep medications.

Reduces Inflammation

Lavender oil also has natural anti-inflammatory properties. This means it can be soothing to bumps, bug bites, and more. Additionally, mixing lavender oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil can also help relieve dry, inflamed skin and is considered an effective remedy for eczema.

Repels Bugs

In addition to soothing bug bites that have already occurred, lavender oil can also act as a chemical free alternative to bug repellents as it naturally repels insects.

Promotes Relaxation

Lavender oil can also be an effective aid in the fight against stress and anxiety (which is also reason it helps with sleep). By impacting the amygdala gland, lavender can bring about feelings of calmness.

Natural Antibacterial Agent

Yet another benefit lavender oil offers is its natural antibacterial properties. It can be used on cuts and scrapes and also to fight acne blemishes. Adding the oil to your facial toner or lotion can help leave you with clearer skin.

How to Use Lavender Oil: Now that you know the multitude of benefits offered by lavender oil, you are likely eager to try it. It can be used both topically and through inhalation. You can diffuse lavender into the air to breathe it in, apply it directly on the skin, or mix it with a carrier oil before applying. Some people may also enjoy mixing it a bath. Additionally, food grade lavender oil can be used as a flavoring agent for recipes, though the benefits come largely from diffusing it and applying it topically.

If you want to experience the benefits mentioned above, try this Lavender Essential Oil by Aura Essential Oils