Lavender essential oil is created through a distillation process from various species of lavender. There are two types of oil, lavender flower oil, which is transparent and impervious to water, and lavender spike oil, which is concentrated from the aromatic plant Lavandula Latifolia.
Lavender oil is usually added to perfumery products. It can also be used for aromatherapy to help calm and aid relaxation. The fragrance of the oil is known to decrease stress. It can also be used in meditation sessions. Its components calm the mind and body, and promote a sense of stillness.
Lavender oil also helps relieve tension and headaches when inhaled as a vapor or applied to the skin. You can add this with a vaporizer to treat coughs and respiratory illnesses. It can also serve as a mosquito repellant when applied as a cologne or when included in lotions and hair products.
Supporters of alternative treatments say that lavender oil can provide a first aid treatment for a variety of common ailments. The diluted or pure oil solution can act as an antiseptic and analgesic when administered on minor burns and insect bites. Use only a small amount when applying directly to the affected area. The best way to apply this is with the use of damp cotton pads on the affected region.
To cure sunburn and sunstroke, 10 drops of the oil can be diffused in 25 ml of base oil. Lavender oil when incorporated with chamomile is an eczema treatment. To prepare a massage oil to soothe joint and muscle pain, add 1ml of lavender oil to 1oz. of base oil and generously on the affected area.
To treat asthma or bronchitis, combine 1 ml of lavender oil, 5 drops of chamomile oil, and 10 ml of carrier oil, then apply to chest as a massage. If you want to use this as a cure for lice, use 5-10 drops of lavender oil and dilute it in water and lather it on your hair, you can use a few drops of pure lavender oil and apply it on a fine comb to remove nits.
The oral dose should not be given to children. It can be used as a topical solution to treat skin conditions and injuries such as minor cuts and grazes. It should not be applied on open wounds. For adults, lavender can be used in combination with herbal teas. This can be used as a steam treatment for headaches, depression, and insomnia.
Medicinal herbs are used to strengthen the body and cure diseases. Herbs consist of active substances that can trigger side effects and have a negative response to other medications and supplements. You should first seek the advice of health professionals before taking any herbal medication. However, the occurrence of side effects is unusual, but some develop allergies to lavender.