Lavandula Angustifolia - Uses and Benefits

Lavandula Angustifolia is a plant of Lamiaceae family, with many therapeutic properties and biological activities, such as anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial activities.

Lavandula Angustifolia, also known as English Lavender, is not native to England but to the Mediterranean. It has many applications and it is used mostly for garden borders, cooking, and potpourri.

Lavandula Angustifolia produces the best oils. These oils have many beneficial effects for the skin including healing, nourishing, and protecting it.

Therapeutic effects
The name “Lavandula” comes from the Latin word “lavare”, meaning “to wash”, which is very accurate because the oil is deeply cleansing in so many ways. Lavandula Angustifolia Oil is a brilliant antiseptic and since it can be used on the skin, it is very useful for applying directly on cuts and sores.

It is very helpful for relieving pain and skin itch and it also speeds up the healing process.
The oil cleanses and hydrates the skin deeply, improving cellular function and skin health.

Everyday use of Lavandula Angustifolia
The oil can be used for every day burns, just apply neat on the skin. It works really for sunburn - just add a few drops to a moisturizing cream or aloe vera gel and apply.
It can also be used as an antiseptic mouthwash - just add a few drops to a cup of water, stir firmly and use immediately and do not swallow.
This can also be used for halitosis, & mouth ulcers. For any throat problems such as tonsillitis, infections and laryngitis, use in the same preparation, but gargle for as long as possible before spitting out.

Lavender has antifungal properties, so it is great for the treatment of thrush. You can apply neatly using a cotton wool pad to fungal toenail infections or in a foot bath. A drop or two on the pillow at night can help with sleeping issues. The oil is widely used in aromatherapy because of its relaxing and calming properties. It helps with insomnia, stress, and restlessness.

Lavandula Angustifolia Oil is a Certified Organic
This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association, which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Association’s standards exceed the UK government's minimum requirements for organic products in many areas, but particularly in animal welfare, GM, and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.

Lavandula Angustifolia Oil - healing properties
The oil promotes relaxation and believed to treat anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps. The oil has many applications and it is proven to help in many cases where the skin is irritated or when a person feels anxious or suffers from a sleep disorder.

What else is Lavandula Angustifolia Oil used for?

1. Soothing the Nervous System
Studies show the inhalation of lavender has a soothing and calming effect on the nervous system, making it a great alternative for alleviating stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue.

Studies have demonstrated that inhaling lavender scent can relieve feelings of nausea or motion sickness.

2. Ease headaches
Recent research says that inhaling lavender scent or massaging the oil into the temples, forehead, and neck (specifically behind your ears) can treat headaches.

3. Heal Minor Wounds
Applying a dilution of lavender oil and distilled water to a wound can help stimulate cell regeneration and heal the wound faster.

4. Nourish the skin
Lavender is packed with antioxidants that protect and nourish your skin, making it a perfect addition to any skincare formula. It also has antiseptic properties which improve the skins cellular health.

5. Prevent Cold Sores
Lavender's antimicrobial and antifungal properties make it an excellent choice to combat a cold sore. This is where the antiseptic properties come into very good use.

6. Combat Acne
Lavender is antimicrobial and antibacterial. so it can be used to treat an acne flare-up or keep it at bay.

7. Relieve itchy Skin
Lavender is an anti-inflammatory, so it can be used to relieve inflamed and itchy skin caused by eczema or insect bites.

As you can see Lavandula Angustifolia Oil is a plant that can help us in so many ways and its applications are too many to describe.

Our first creation at Greenfinity, an organic antibacterial gel and moisturiser in one, contains Lavandula Angustifolia Oil and it provides many of the mentioned above benefits. Our hand gel contains other certified organic products and all of them are USDA Certified.

You can read more about our product here.
You can also read more about us and learn how we source our ingredients here.
If you have any questions, you can contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Editores note: Check with your doctor before using essential oils to treat any medical concerns.

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