How to Use Lavender Oil for Your Health
Lavender oil is dissolved in ethanol what causes a wide range of its medical implication. Alcohol solvent of this oil is used to treat rheumatism, neurasthenia, migraine, cardiovascular diseases, pyelonephritis and urolithiasis. Lavender oil uses are also beneficial as wound-healing remedies in case of skin diseases, dislocations, bruises, with paralysis and neuralgia. Bathes with lavender oil relieve inflammation of the joints.
The delicate scent of lavender oil is able to stimulate mental activity, to increase attention, to stabilize the emotional state. It will also help to get rid of depressive mood and to overcome stress. This oil is indicated for headaches and insomnia.
Especially, the lavender oil is broadly used in aromatherapy which reveals the following features of this product if it is taken inside:
- relieving cerebral excitability (both when taken inside and through the skin).
Lavender oil uses are applied internally and externally. And both of these methods can demonstrate the lavender oil as:
- modifier of bronchial secretions and pulmonary antiseptic
- diuretic and diaphoretic
- toning the nervous and cardiac systems
- increasing intestinal motility and gastric secretion
In case of an external application, lavender oil is efficient in the following cases:
- any types of wounds: infected, ulcers on the legs, gangrenous, chancroid, syphilitic, fistula of the anus
- hronic or perineal eczemas
- acne and pediculosis
- pulmonary diseases
- scabies, hair loss
- insect bites
- animal bites, as an auxiliary treatment.
Application Methods and Doses of Lavender Oils
In order to take the lavender oil inside, it is recommended to dissolve 2-5 drops of the oil in spirit or honey and take this mixture not more than 2-3 times a day.
Cold or hot inhalations are prepared with 3 drops of oils. And you can make them not more than 7 minutes.
It is normal to feel light tingling when you apply oil to the skin. Lavender oil uses are allowed even for babies after 1 month in case a baby does not have intolerance to the components of the oil. It perfectly mitigates and кemoves muscle spasms and excessive tonus in legs.
When you prepare a bath with lavender oil, please, remember to dissolve the oil in some emulsifier, otherwise, you can get a burn. You can use soda, sea salt, yogurt, kefir or sour cream as emulsifier. The dose of lavender oil for an adult is 4-7 drops per 30 ml of emulsifier, and 2 drops per 30 ml for a child.
If you want to mix the massage oil with an essential lavender oil, use 5 drops per 10 ml of the foundation. Applications are prepared with 5-7 drops,. And 2 or 3 drops of lavender oil are enough for an aromatic medallion.
Contraindications to the Usage of Lavender Oil
Despite the versatility of lavender oil, there are people who have individual intolerance to it. Also it is not recommended to combine application of this oil with taking Iron-containing drugs and medicine which include iodine.
Be careful when choosing a true essential oil of lavender. It must be packed to the 10 ml bottle of dark glass which contains the “100% Essential oil” mark, the producer’s title and the method of production. The seller must have certificates proving the quality of the product.