Lavender is one of the essential oils that most people are familiar with. This oil is extracted from the spikes of the Lavender plant, also known as Lavandula Angustifolia and is widely used for it's calming and relaxing properties. It's three main chemical constituents are Linalyl Acetate, Linalool and Cis-B-Ocimene.
You will find Lavender in everything from lotion & bath bombs to infant bubble bath and dog collars promoted to help your pet feel less anxious. This ability to help calm and relax is an amazing one and that only is a great reason to keep Lavender on hand at all times, but did you know Lavender also has other amazing properties as well?'
Here are 5 additional reasons to fall in love with Lavender:
Lavender is not only great at soothing the mind but it is also a powerhouse against minor skin irritations like bug bites, dry skin and minor burns.
Feeling a headache coming on? Time to reach for your trusty bottle of Lavender essential oil. Studies have shown that Lavender essential oil can help reduce the severity and frequency for those who suffer from frequent headaches.
Lavender essential oil has also been shown in studies to help stimulate hair growth with repeated use.
Looking to keep bugs at bay this Summer? Lavender essential oil is an effective deterrent for many bug species and is used in many natural bug repellents on the market today.
Studies have shown Lavender to have moderate anti fungal properties and has been shown to be effective against strains of fungi responsible for common nail and skin infections. A study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology also showed Lavender could be used to combat certain anti fungal resistant infections as well.
Pretty amazing right? Some people refer to Lavender essential oil as the Swiss Army knife of essential oils because it can be used for so many things. In my opinion, this is a must have oil to have in your home and I always keep a back up on hand so that I never run out.
If you would like to try Lavender essential oil for yourself, click here. I use this amazing oil in my diffuser by itself or with Cedarwood and/or Roman Chamomile. It's great in room sprays, roller bottles, bath salts, lotions and more.
Here are a few of my favorite Lavender DIY Recipes: