Lavender is one of those must-have essential oils for your first aid kit, or home care area.
A universal oil that has traditionally been known to balance the body and to work wherever there’s is a need. If in doubt, use lavender. let’s look at a few uses here: may help with anxiety, arthritis, asthma, body systems balance, bronchitis, bruises, carbuncles, cold sores, earaches, fainting, gallstones, relieve head-headaches, heart irregularity, reduce high blood pressure, hives (urticaria), hysteria, insect bites, and bee stings, infection, influenza, injuries, repel insects, laryngitis, migraine headaches, mental clarity, mouth abscess, reduce mucus, nervous tension, pineal gland (activates) respiratory function, rheumatism, skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, rashes), sprains, sunstroke, throat infections, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, and whooping cough.
- Lavender has been used successfully for burns, bruises, and abrasions. Can be applied directly to Chickenpox sores, and shingles.
- Inhale for calming and soothing response.
- Add to Ylang Ylang or Geranium, or both - mist in the air to help calm children.
- For stress, add 10 drops lavender to 1 cup Epsom salt. Dissolve 1/2 cup of the salt in warm bath water for a relaxing bath.
- Add 3 drops of Lavender to an ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser when feeling anxious.
Properties: Analgesic, anticoagulant, anti-histamine, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antimutagenic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, antitumor, cardiotonic, regenerative, and sedative.