Lavender: the Universal Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is well known within the aromatherapy circles for its flowery, sweet smell, which calms and revitalizes. It has the ability to adapt a person to stress or imbalances. It allows the body to relax and wind down but is can also boost stamina and energy.
It has also been able to speed healing skin wounds, such as abrasions, cuts and burns. French scientist Rene Gattefosse discovered Lavender essential oilâ€™s ability for rapid skin regeneration after being severely burned in a laboratory accident.
Lavender is good for dandruff and hair loss. It works wonders on the skin, alleviating acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, and stretch marks. It also combats allergies, convulsions, herpes, indigestion, insomnia, high blood pressure, menopausal conditions, nausea, tumors, and premenstrual conditions.
It is a universal essential oil, and can help with arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, depression, earaches, heart palpitations, hives, insect bites, laryngitis, and throat infections.
To use this essential oil, you can either apply it topically to the bottom of your feet or inhale it. Apply 2-3 drops where you would apply deodorant. Lavender is safe for use on young children.