Lavender oil use for face and hair

Lavender oil calms the nerves, thus eliminating tiredness

The lavender oil (Latin name Lavandula angustifolia) is the most widespread and one of the most commonly used essential oils. It is best-known for its calming effect, but there are also a variety of other applications, such as cleaning cuts, against skin irritation, treating bruises, has a beneficial effect on your skin and hair, and even has a disinfecting effect, promoting better circulation and solving respiratory problems but above all it is appreciated because it has a very pleasant smell. Lavender oil has a scent that soothes, relaxes and leads to physical and emotional balance. This natural product is obtained mainly from the flourishing plants through the process of steam distillation. Traditionally, the essential oil of lavender has been used for centuries. It has application in making perfumes. It is very important in aromatherapy and many aromatic preparations and combinations that are made just by using lavender oil.

Lavender oil uses and applications for medicinal purposes

Here are a few examples of practical application of this beautiful and fragrant natural medicine.

The lavender oil calms the nerves and eliminates tension

Rub 2 to 3 drops of lavender oil on your palms and then inhale the scent to influence a gland in the brain (amygdala), which is responsible for your emotional state, and thus calms the mind. Then lavender oil can be rubbed on your feet, temples, wrists (anywhere on the body) to currently calm the body. This natural substance is great for busy places such as airplanes or subway, because it allows you to build your own soothing oasis, which will not interfere with the environment.

You can also prepare a soothing lavender bath. It will help you with the pain in the muscles and relieve stress in modern society that has become our everyday life. Pour 6 to 8 drops of lavender essential oil in a cup, also add milk or bitter salt, stir and pour into the water in the bath, and stir everything together. The essential lavender oil prepared in this way will relax you, remove pain and also nurture your skin.

Lavender oil for treating respiratory problems

The oil of lavender is widely used in solving respiratory problems, including flu, coughs, bronchitis, asthma, colds, laryngitis, tonsillitis, sinus congestion. It can be used in the form of steam, or with direct application to the skin on the neck, chest and back. It can be used in a variety of vaporizers and inhalers that are normally used in such problems.

Using lavender oil can help eject phlegm, relieve respiratory pathways, and speed up the recovery, so as to allow the body to naturally eliminate phlegm and other unwanted materials. Steamed lavender oil has antibacterial properties and thus helps in the treatment of respiratory tract infections.
  • Fill the container with water and add six to eight drops of lavender essential oil. Place the candle in the space provided below the container. This is one of the best ways that you can use the essential oil of lavender. You can use it in the bedroom and the living room, and is especially good to use this method when you suffer from a cold or feel ill. Vessels should be kept away from drafts and open windows. To quickly get the desired results, use heated water.
How to use lavender oil for face acne

According to research of dermatologists and aroma therapists essential oil of lavender is one of the most important preparations for the treatment of acne. They occur mainly during puberty, and can be a problem later in life, although much less frequently. This is a very unpleasant situation, which is characterized by red sores on the face and body, and causes bacterial infection in the sebaceous glands.

When sebum is not properly excreted from the sebaceous glands on the face, acne occurs. At puberty it leads to increased secretion of sebum, and is therefore the more vulnerable age group. They can lead to scarring of the skin, if not treated properly. Essential lavender oil prevents the bacteria that cause the initial infection, helps regulate the secretion of sebum, and can prevent scarring.

If you add in the other creams that you use for your skin, you can prevent the formation of new acne, and speed up the recovery process of the skin. Lavender oil for pimples can be your natural way to combat this persistent skin disorder.

Exceptional cure for insomnia

In addition to the application essential oil of lavender is used as a natural cure for insomnia. Lavender induces sleep, and application of this product comes to the regulation of regular sleep. Dew drops applied to the pad every day. It has a very calming effect, so it can help you fall asleep more easily, and to keep you undisturbed at night, which is very important to people who suffer from insomnia.

Lavender as a painkiller

The essential oil of lavender is known as an excellent remedy for various types of pain, including muscle inflammation, rheumatic pain, sprains, uncomfortable back pain and others. Regular massage can also help free you from pain in the joints.

Recent studies show that the addition of lavender oil in oxygen in the postoperative process, improves patients experience and reduces pain in comparison to patients who received pure oxygen.

Massage is a very good method for pain relief and to relax the whole body and mind. Lavender oil is in this way very quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. Always use diluted essential oils for massage, with it you also need vegetable oils of high quality.

Take five drops of lavender and ten millilitres of another vegetable oil. If you massage your baby or an older person, use much less essential oil of lavender, one or two drops are enough. The lining of lavender can be used as a pain relief. In the bowl of warm water, add 6-8 drops of lavender oil and mix well. Soak the cloth and put it on the sore spot. It is good for sore muscles or sprains.

How to apply lavender oil to treat headaches

Millions of people suffer from headaches and migraines, and do all in their power to find a natural remedy for a problem that terribly affects their quality of life. According to new medical research, lavender essential oil can be precisely the drug you are seeking.

According to a study of people who struggle with migraines there came a significant reduction in pain intensity, when they inhaled vapours of this beneficial oil for about fifteen minutes.
Probably the most effective natural treatment for headaches is when you combine mint and lavender oil. Then the resulting mixture is rubbed on the back of the neck and temples, and also inhaled. Usually it is enough to put 2 drops of the mixture on the palm and then rub on the necessary place.

How to use lavender oil for hair

Essential lavender oil has been applied for hair care, because it is proven to be very effective against lice and nits. Also it is used against hair loss, for the treatment of baldness in both sexes, autoimmune diseases in which the body rejects your hair follicles.

Studies have shown that more than 40 percent of people who treat baldness by regular rubbing lavender oil into the scalp helped re-growth, which is an excellent solution for those who have the mentioned problem. Therefore, the essential oil of lavender is recommended as a preventive measure for male pattern baldness.

Excellent remedy for burns

In case of burns or your skin has been exposed to the sun more than it should, cool the skin first with cold water, then put them on a few drops of soothing lavender oil. In the event of a severe burns, do not wait for a long time, but be sure to contact your doctor immediately.

Lavender oil against mosquitos 

The distinctive smell of essential oil of lavender is a powerful tool against various kinds of beetles, but in the first place these unpleasant mosquitoes, moths and the like. Apply a bit of lavender oil on your skin when you go outdoors, to avoid irritating insect bites. If you do get bitten by mosquito lavender oil has anti-inflammatory effect that will help reduce the itching and pain caused by the bite.

How to make lavender essential oil at home

We will show you how to in a few simple steps prepare lavender oil.
  1. Cut lavender or you can buy dried flowers of this plant. Cut the stems together with the flowers about 15cm or more. The leaves and young stems can be used for producing oil, but older woody stems should be avoided. You can use more flowering scented flowers or buds.
  2. Let lavender dry. If using fresh plant, first wrap in a cloth and leave it to dry out well in the shade, in order to obtain the best flavour and avoid breaking down. Tie branches to hang upside down in a dry warm room. Exposure to sun will speed up the drying process but also lead to loss of flavour. The drying process will take about two weeks.
  3. Grind the plant and put it in a jar. Grind with clean hands, or any clean object to release the flavour. If you use the buds open them with a knife or hands. Make sure the container (jar) is completely clean and dry.
  4. Pour the vegetable oil over high-quality lavender. It must cover the plant completely but leave about 2 cm to the top of the jar so that it can spread smoothly. You can use almond, olive oil, or any other that is high quality, but make sure that the scent does not overpower the smell of lavender.
  5. Cover the jar and let it stand in a sunny place. You will need about 48 hours to achieve a noticeable odour, and you can leave it three to six weeks. If you do not have enough sun or weather then go to the next step.
  6. If you do not have time for the previous step, then heat the oil on steam, but you must strictly take into account the temperature. It should be 39-49 degrees Celsius.
  7. Strain your lavender oil. Place the gauze on the pan and pour the oil on the vegetable mixture. The remains of plants you can use in the garden as fertilizer.
  8. If you want to get a product with a slightly stronger intensity you can repeat the process. Put a fresh batch of herbs and repeat the exposure to the sun / heat. Repetition can work up to eight times.
  9. To increase the shelf life of this natural drug, add a few drops of vitamin E.
  10. Pour the lavender oil in a dark jar or bottle and store it in a cool, dark place, so it can last for months.

Where to get lavender oil and what is the price

Today you can easily find lavender oil in herbal pharmacies, its price ranges from 6-8 dollars for a 10 millilitres bottle. Also it can be ordered online, which makes shopping even easier. It is understood that you first inquire about the product and the manufacturer, to get all the necessary information and the like.

Personally, I love the smell of lavender, it feels good and its calming effect is great so I always have a couple of bottles in the house. I would recommend it to everyone because we need something natural that will alleviate the adverse effects of this crazy rhythm of everyday life. Let us know how good lavender oil makes you feel and whether you have made it yourself or you bought it as a finished product!