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Lavender Is One Of The Most Useful Essential Oils


Author: June K.
Date: 08-06-2014
Views: 5,555
Word Count: 173
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 10010-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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Lavender is one of the most used essential oils around. It is uplifting and comforting, and it just smells amazing! Here are some ways that I like to use it:

* I add it to distilled water to put a glow on my skin.

* I was using cortisone for days on my eczema, but then I switched to using Lavender mixed with coconut oil. I had instant results!

* Instead of Neosporin, I always use Lavender.

* I like to use Lavender if I have had too much sun; it helps with relieving the redness from sunburn.

* At the end of the day, I put a drop of Lavender on my pillow for sweet dreams.

* Occasionally I have used a couple of drops of Lavender essential oil in my mouth for soreness (I had to get past the taste).

* The oil is also awesome for anxiety.

Overall, if you are not sure of an essential oil to try, start with a high quality Lavender oil. It has so many uses that you will never regret it.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: wound — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.Associated topics: anxiety,depression — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
3.Associated topics: sleep,anxiety,depression — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
4.Associated topics: eczema — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
5.Associated topics: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
6.Associated topics: wound — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
7.Associated topics: skin — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
8.Associated topics: anxiety,depression — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link

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