The most versatile and universally loved oils in aromatherapy, made from the intoxicating flowers of the Lavandula Angustifolia plant. The deep floral, slightly fruity, and sweet aroma produced by lavender essential oil balances every aspect of the system that encompasses the mind and body.
Essential oils are intended to always be completely natural and comprise innumerable varieties of molecules from the aromatic plant. The different extraction process is used to make different essential oil. In the case of lavender essential oil, the oil is obtained by passing steam through and around the lavender tops in a sill.
The lavender flower is extracted for the distillation process when the flower color turns gray. The flowers are then put into a large vessel and closed air-tight for the steaming process where steam passed through the vessel contents, vaporizing the essential oils.
Lavender oil is a versatile essential oil that offers a tremendous number of benefits, including the following.
The benefit of antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties
Lavender essential oil is believed to have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. These properties help heal minor wounds, burns, and bug bites. As per the study published in the Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine journal, wounds closed faster with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and with lavender oil compared to the control group.
Fights fungal infections
Researchers have found that lavender essential oil was lethal to a wide range of infections that can cause disease in the skin. The study showed that lavender essential oils distilled from the Lavandula genus worked by destroying the membranes of fungal cells. A study in the Journal of Medical Microbiology mentioned that lavender essential oil could be effective in fighting fungal infections.
Several studies have displayed that lavender oil offers anti-anxiety benefits. This includes a study conducted in 2005 and published in Physiology and Behavior, and in 2012 a published article in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice,showed that the scent of lavender lessened anxiety and improved mood.
Helps to fight insomnia:
Lavender oil is believed to have an effect on sleep. A study conducted in 2018 and published in Holistic Nursing Practice confirmed the effect of lavender oil in treating insomnia.
A possible treatment for alopecia areata
Alopecia areata is a condition in which an individual loses his or her hair from one or all parts of the body. Lavender essential oil is believed to promote hair growth. A two-decade-old research showed that after seven months of treatment, there was an improvement in patients who were treated in the study. It was shown that lavender promoted hair growth up to 44 percent. Another recent study showed that lavender essential oil improved hair growth in only four weeks.
Fights against premenstrual mood swings
Researchers conducted a study to understand whether lavender essential oil aromatherapy had any effect in alleviating premenstrual emotional symptoms, or PMS. It was found that lavender aromatherapy was effective in reducing the PMS. Lavender also has the potential ability to improve symptoms associated with depression, nausea and vomiting, migraines, high blood pressure, menstrual pain, and eczema.
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The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Neither Sixth Scents nor its products are intended for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products. Sixth Scents essential oils are intended for topical use only. For internal use always work with a certified aromatherapist or physician.