Lavender is a beautiful herb/plant that has many uses, generally used in aromatherapy to relax the mind and relieve stress, traditionally lavender oil is used for a variety of purposes, including healing cuts and wounds. Lavender is known for its beautiful aroma and scent, but it has antimicrobial, antibacterial, stress relieving, and analgesic properties. It is not only used topically, it is also used in cooking, baking and making herbal tea.
Spraying lavender essential oil is known to protect you from air-borne virus and bacteria. lavender scent is a great replacement for your fragrances, if you’re allergic to commercial fragrances and scents.
Among the many uses of lavender is its ability to induce sleep naturally, you can use it in your sleep mask, or spray onto your pillows, or make a tea with lavender, chamomile and honey for a good quality sleep. Adding a few drops of lavender essential oil in your bath helps relieve body aches and sore muscles.
Sunburns are very common in the Summer, along with using Aloe Vera, you can use lavender essential oil mixed with a carrier oil onto the sunburn part of the skin. You can use coconut oil or jojoba oil as a carrier oil, or simply add bit of lavender in a water filled spray bottle and use on sunburns.
Massaging lavender oil in diluted form helps relieve headaches and migraines, it is also known to help with acne and can be used as a toner. Lavender is used as a natural air freshener and it is advised to use natural lavender sprays than synthetic ones. Lavender is undoubtedly very versatile, you can also use it at home as a natural insect and mosquito repellent.
It helps in healing bruises and cuts, and even cystic pimples. Mixing few drops of lavender with coconut oil can be used as a natural treatment for dermatitis and eczema. Lavender is very helpful in removing dandruff from the hair scalp, thus lavender has so many uses and is a wonderful herb.
The best part, you can easily grow lavender in your backyard and use whenever you like.