Lavender oils have a number of healing properties. Lavender calms and soothes and is a great way to unwind when you feel angry or irritable. It has been used for years on the skin to help alleviate burns and rashes. It is also said to help with circulation and respiratory problems.
Sleep better. Lavender oils help relax the body and mind, therefore a good choice for getting better sleep at night.
Relieves anxiety. Because of the same properties that help you relax for better sleep, Lavender can help alleviate symptoms of anxiety like restlessness and stress.
For the skin. Lavender oil is antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic and makes for a way to naturally help heal cuts, sunburns and even minor wounds. It can also help acne sufferers. Some have found it a helpful way to reduce wrinkles.
For the stomach. Lavender oils have been used to improve digestion by helping the intestines function. It helps the stomach produce gastric juices which can aid indigestion and stomach related discomfort.
For hair. Lavender can be used to get rid of lice and their eggs.
CAUTIONS: Lavender oils should be avoided if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have diabetes, do not use lavender. Always check for skin sensitivity before applying to skin. Some people have experienced vomiting and headaches when using lavender oils.