Lavender’s popularity comes not only from its famously calming scent, which is found in a wide variety of soaps, perfumes, and spray scents, but also from its versatility in a wide variety of healthcare remedies.
This oil comes from the flower spikes of lavender—a flowering plant in the mint family—and is packed with elements that accelerate the healing time of cuts, bruises, burns, and other wounds. Lavender oil is also protective—it has proven lethal to a wide variety of fungi that can cause infections in open wounds.
To make use of this oil’s healing and pain-reducing qualities, simply place 2 drops on a cotton ball, and swab the wound. Re-apply every few hours, as needed.
Diffused in the air, lavender is a wonderful antidote to stress and anxiety, as its documented effects as a sedative, combined with its relaxing scent, will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Simply place 2-4 drops into the diffuser, and get comfortable.
To get even more relaxed, combine 2 drops of lavender essential oil with 1 cup of Epsom salt, and add this to a hot bath.
If you have one essential oil in your house, let it be lavender—you’ll have nothing to fear from bumps, scrapes, and stress.