How Can You Make And Use Lavender Oil?

The scent of lavender oil awakens the senses, and in addition to its wonderful scent, it also offers many good benefits.
How can you make and use lavender oil?

Lavender oil is one of the most widely used oils, both in medical and cosmetic contexts, for its many wonderful properties. Its potential has been known since ancient times, and modern scientific research has revealed even more of its secrets. Its purple color is one of the properties that make lavender oil so special. It is also used for relaxing massages and aromatherapy, due to the fact that it is a pure and natural oil. So how can you make and use lavender oil?

To make lavender oil

Lavender is an aromatic and stimulating plant that can help fight cramps, digestive problems and problems related to anxiety, among other things.

Lavender oil can be purchased at health food stores, pharmacies or online. Real lavender oil can be quite expensive. The cheaper varieties are often mixtures that are dosed more weakly, so we recommend that you make it yourself.

This is what you need

Lavender
  • Dried lavender flowers
  • Olive or sunflower oil
  • A small glass jar

Approach

  • First, combine the lavender flowers and olive / sunflower oil in the glass jar and leave the mixture in the sunlight for three days.
  • After three days, shake the contents of the jar and pour it into another jar through a sieve or coffee filter.
  • Finished! Now you can enjoy the oil!

Remember that essential oils should never be consumed.

In addition, it is always a good idea to take an allergy test by taking a few drops on a Q-tip and rubbing it on your arm.

Use this oil to massage your temples when you have a headache, or for a relaxing  massage.

Beauty benefits of using lavender oil

Skin care

Skin care

Lavender oil softens the skin and makes it look much smoother and younger. Therefore, it is often used by cosmetics companies in many of their skin care products.

The aroma and fragrance of the oil are often compared to that of rosehip oil.

In addition, lavender oil prevents the appearance of wrinkles and helps fight the signs of aging that appear on your skin, using regenerative properties.

In addition, this oil plays a significant role in activating cellular tissue, since it is very hydrating.

Hair care

Lavender oil regenerates the scalp, so that even the most damaged hair can regenerate and look fresh and shiny.

There are countless types of shampoos and conditioners on the market that contain lavender oil. You can also apply the essential oil  on your hair after washing it with regular shampoo.

Therapeutic benefits of using lavender oil

Lavender oil fights anxiety and soothes nerves

Woman sitting outside

In addition, lavender oil is one of the most widely used oils with relaxing and soothing properties.

The typical way to use the oil is to inhale it using a diffuser  or by adding a few drops to the bath water.

This also improves your sleep quality and reduces the symptoms of insomnia.

Antiseptic

Lavender oil can be used to treat skin infections through its ability to fight bacteria and viruses. In addition, it can also treat burns and other forms of infections in general.

Pain relief

Lavender oil can reduce pain and swelling associated with dermatological conditions.

Anti-inflammatory

Elderly woman with swollen legs

In addition, lavender oil can reduce symptoms caused by infections or vascular (blood) congestion, and is therefore used for burns.

Relief of respiratory problems

Lavender oil can relieve symptoms of certain problems, such as: flu, cold, cough, asthma and sore throat. In addition, you can rub a little on your neck and back.

Possibilities of use

  • Use a little of the oil in your bathwater or shower to get  sore muscles to relax.
  • Massage it into your skin to relieve joint or muscle pain, as well as skin problems such as burns, acne and cuts.
  • Inhale or evaporate it, by pouring a few drops into a bowl of warm water and inhaling the vapor.
  • In addition, you can use it to moisten your hands and feet with warm water. To do this, leave your feet and hands slightly in the water to soothe the pain and swelling.
  • You can also use it as a compress : Wet a towel in a container of water and a few drops of lavender oil. Then wrap it around the sore body part.

Recommendations for using lavender oil

  • The oil should be diluted or used for aromatherapy.
  • It is not recommended for children.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes or on the mucous membranes.
  • Perform an allergy test before applying large amounts to your body.
  • Pregnant and lactating women should avoid using this oil.

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