Health and Wellness: Lavender Oil

I've always been attracted to the scent of lavender. I tend to look for it in cleaners, especially fabric softeners.  I also look for it in scents: perfume and burning oil incense. There is much to like and love about lavender oil. It gives a number of benefits:

  1. Insect Repellent properties. It lessens insect bites.
  2. Anti-inflammatory properties. It helps lessen irritation and makes the bites subside faster.
  3. Relaxation and Sleep Inducement. It calms the mind and the body. It releases bodily tension. Pour some oil into the burner to relieve yourself of headaches, various pains, and insomnia.
  4. Blood circulation stimulus. It stimulates circulation in the blood. It is a good massage oil option.
  5. Antiseptic and Antifungal properties. It cleans wounds and it helps clear the skin from fungal infection.
Check out a 2012 publication of a study made on the effects of inhaling lavender oil in the aspects of emotional state, nervous system activity, and brain activity. Results give evidence to lavender oil's relaxing effect on the body and the brains.


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