In addition, the grounding and mentally balancing scent bolsters mental and emotional health, helping with depression and easing sleep issues. The oil is very gentle, so it can be used neat (undiluted).
Here are five ways to use lavender essential oil to support your body and mind:
As mentioned, negative emotions and dark moods can be soothed with lavender. Add a few drops of lavender to your bathwater, or try a topical application, applied to your chest, the top of your head, and the reflex points.
You can also use lavender aromatically by inhaling directly, diffusing throughout the room, or using the cup-and-inhale method: Simply place a drop in your palms and rub them together to spread the oil. Now cup your hands over your nose (without touching your face… just to make sure it doesn’t get in your eyes), and breathe deeply and calmly… in and out.
Do this for several minutes or until the anxious feeling has passed.
Avoid infection from bug or animal bites, while alleviating pain and speeding the healing process by applying a single drop of lavender directly to the site of the sting or bite.
Protect against infection and speed the healing process of cuts and scrapes with a topical lavender application. Carefully dab over the affected area.
This disinfecting oil helps promote healthy hair and scalp and reduce hair loss, while relieving damage, fragility, and dryness.
Simply add 15-20 drops of lavender to a 10 ounce glass spray bottle. Fill the remainder with distilled water and spritz over your hair and scalp. Let sit for 5 minutes then wash as usual to fortify hair health and shine.
Muscle Cramps and Pain
Lavender helps soothe pain. You can alleviate muscle cramps or pain through a topical application. Simply massage the lavender oil into the affected area. Don’t forget about the reflex points!
So, what’s the best way to learn how to use lavender essential oil?
Start by opening the bottle….