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Top 10 Benefits and How to Use Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil is one of the most sought after essential oils anywhere in the world. Known for its calming properties, dōTERRA Lavender Essential Oil can be taken internally, applied to the skin directly without dilution and of course used in your aromatic diffuser.
The origin and production of the oil
It is produced at the Esseterre a center of excellence and distillery in Bulgaria, it is also here that the famous Rose Essential Oil and other floral oils are made. In this region of Bulgaria there was once a large production of aromatics, but this investment in farmer knowledge and plants had long since been lost.
Since dōTERRA was established, production has increased and several farmers have again shifted their production from unsustainable plantations with low monetary value to the production of aromatics and other floral products.
Curiosity: It takes an average of 15 kg of lavender flowers to produce 1 bottle of 15 ml of Lavender Essential Oil.
So let's get to know 10 benefits and ways to take advantage of your dōTERRA Lavender essential oil.
1 - Natural skin soothing
To calm any irritation, to nourish and purify your skin, there is nothing better than a few drops of lavender oil. When you see any skin irritation, including acne, remember Lavender and you will see that after a small application you will immediately feel improvements.
Suggestion: To nourish your skin you can also make an amazing clay mask with Bentonite or Ghassoul powdered clay. Mix 2 teaspoons of powdered clay with 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. Add 1 drop of Lavender essential oil, 1 drop of Frankincense oil and 1 drop of Melaleuca. Mix well and apply on the face. This amount is ideal for just one application. PS: If you want a thicker mask add more clay.
For the needs of men: After shaving, the skin is often irritated, instead of using after shaves, make a mixture of facial application with Lavender and for example Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E in oil.
2 - Indicated for the relief of eczema and psoriasis
When your skin is dry and itchy from eczema or psoriasis, apply Lavender essential oil to soothe and restore your skin. This oil helps to reduce inflammation and reduce the effects of skin irritation. Thanks to the presence of β-caryophyllene this oil has properties that soothe and help in the reduction of inflammatory conditions.
Suggestion: Mix 2 drops of Lavender Oil with 2 drops of Melaleuca essential oil in two teaspoons of Fractionated Coconut Oil. Do this treatment 2 times a day until your symptoms improve.
If you don't know what Fractionated Coconut Oil is and you only know Virgin Coconut Oil (Normal) read this article.
3 - Helps to heal minor wounds and scratches
In a study conducted in 2016 it was found that Lavender Essential Oil promotes skin cell recovery. Use in case of slight burn, either by exposure to the sun or by contact with an excessively hot surface. Learn more about creating your own after-sun with essential oils in this article.
It can also be applied to scratches and light cuts.
Suggestion: Mix 3 to 4 drops of Lavender in a small amount of coconut or macadamia oil and apply to the affected area.
4 - Relieves dryness and cracked skin of your hands and nails
It is amazing to relieve the dryness of chapped skin. Nourishes while helping in the regeneration process.
Suggestion: In a double boiler, mix 2 tablespoons of shea butter, 1 teaspoon of beeswax. After well mixed, remove from heat and add 1 tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil and 7 drops of Lavender essential oil.
5 - Promotes tranquility in your space
As we know this oil is known for its capabilities as a natural calming and soothing agent, so it is an ideal oil to use in your diffuser. Even if you have pets!
To improve states of anxiety, or simply to maintain a warm and peaceful atmosphere, place the diffuser in the space where you spend the most time during the day. Before going to sleep you can also prepare the atmosphere in your room by placing the diffuser there 2 hours before going to bed. You can choose to leave the diffuser running overnight to maintain the effects of the oil while you sleep.
Suggestion: Place 3 to 4 drops of Lavender essential oil in your ultrasonic diffuser. Create this ritual to make your space cozy and peaceful.
6 - Can be taken internally
Warning: we are talking about dōTERRA's Lavender Essential Oil. The dōTERRA ensures an essential oil quality that allows us to safely take the oils internally. We do not recommend taking internal essential oils from other brands.
To relieve states of greater anxiety, lack of emotional balance, or difficulty falling asleep, you can take this oil internally.
Suggestion: In a vegetable capsule place 2 to 3 drops of lavender oil and take as you would normally take a pill. Or use a dropper, apply 1 to 2 drops under the tongue and slowly swallow. At the same time take deep inhalations through your nose while you still smell the oil in your mouth.
7 - Mix well with other essential oils
This oil is very versatile because we can use it in various situations but its versatility does not end there. It is also very good at mixing with other oils and enhances your more complex mixtures of essential oils.
Suggestion: Mixes very well with citrus oils such as Bergamot or Citrus Bliss Oil. But it also blends very well with herbal oils like Marjoram or Basil.
8 - Create a refined kitchen experience
Didn't know? You can also use essential oils in cooking! Lavender Essential Oil works very well in cooking as baked goods or desserts. Learn more about using oils essentials in the kitchen in this article.
9 - Smell remover on upholstery and fabrics
In combination with Purify Essential Oil, Lavender works very well to give a new aroma to your fabrics, be they sheets, pillows, car upholstery, etc.
Suggestion: In a amber spray bottle mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 8 drops of Lavender oil and 5 drops of Purify. Fill the rest with distilled water.
10 - For anxiety attacks always have with you
The effects of anxiety when we identify with what we think can cause a lot of discomfort. In these situations, always have a bottle of Lavender Essential Oil with you to be able to make deep inhalations.
Suggestion: Place 2 to 3 drops in the center of your hands, rub both hands well and cup them around your mouth and nose. Take a deep inhalation through your nose and exhale as slowly as possible through your mouth.
Repeat this process until the effects of anxiety have reduced.
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