Pure lavender oil is one of the gentlest oils around the world. Due to the chemically complex structure of more than 150 active constituents, this oil has powerful healing and relaxing properties.
Lavender oil has strong detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, sedative, antispasmodic, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and hypotensive properties.
In a study conducted by Florida researchers, their findings reveal that lavender oil reduces pulse rate and anxiety in students taking stressful tests. Furthermore, the study demonstrated that lavender aromatherapy lessens pre-surgery distress, which is more effective than massage or merely resting.
Additionally, lavender essential oil treats insomnia, eases labor pains, and reduces depression, relieves headaches, pain, sinus congestion, and treats hangovers.
Lavender oil has also been found to be beneficial for the skin as well. Just add 5-6 drops of it to your bath water in order to hydrate the dry skin. Enjoy the bath by diffusing 10-12 drops of the oil into the air to relieve stress.
If you want to improve your sleep, keep insects at bay, soothe your skin, and relax your body and mind, just add 2 drops of Lavender oil per ounce of your favorite lightly scented, unrefined organic oil (like olive oil or almond oil) for you to get a natural, healing, lavender body oil.
“Much prior research on lavender has focused on the administration of lavender via an olfactory route. The anxiolytic activity of lavender olfaction has been demonstrated in several small and medium-sized clinical trials.
The efficacy of aromatherapy of lavender is thought to be due to the psychological effects of the fragrance combined with physiological effects of volatile oils in the limbic system.
These calming effects of lavender oil and single constituents may be the origin of the traditional use of lavender. Lavender oil olfaction has been shown to decrease anxiety, as measured by the Hamilton rating scale, and can increase mood scores.”
Here is how to use this powerful oil in the preparation of lemonade:
Lavender Lemonade Recipe
6 lemons, peeled and juiced
1 drop lavender essential oil
12 cups pure water
1 cup raw honey
Lavender sprigs for garnish
Combine all ingredients and leave the lemonade to chill. This is a refreshing and tasty way to enjoy the benefits of the lavender essential oil.