Essential Oil: Lavender

Essential Oil: Lavender

What is Lavender Essential Oil?

Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils used in aromatherapy. It is distilled from the lavender plant, Lavandula angustifolia, which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, detoxifying, and analgesic properties.

Along with being a popular choice for aromatherapy, lavender essential oil is also used topically and orally. It can be found in a wide range of supplements, fragrances, and personal care products. 

Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is well known for its ability to calm the mind and promote relaxation. But it has many other potential uses as well: 

  • Reduces inflammation.
    Lavender essential oil has potent anti-inflammatory effects. Studies show that this essential oil slows or stops the inflammatory process by reducing proinflammatory cytokines and histamine. On the skin, this effect helps reduce symptoms like itching or infections; in the rest of the body, it may play a role in pain relief and gastrointestinal health.

  • Relieves pain.
    Studies suggest that lavender essential oil is an effective complementary remedy for chronic pain, post-operative pain, internal pain, headaches, and other painful conditions.

  • Calms anxiety.
    Lavender is perhaps best known for being a stress-relieving oil and mild sedative. Along with centuries worth of anecdotal evidence, research proves that lavender effectively reduces feelings of anxiety and high stress – even in tense situations.

  • Improves the skin.
    Lavender’s antimicrobial and antifungal properties make it an effective natural remedy for skin conditions like acne, eczema, uneven skin tone, and wrinkles. It is also known to speed up wound healing and prevent infection.

What is Lavender Essential Oil Used For?

Lavender is a versatile essential oil. Its benefits make it a useful potential therapy for pain, mood disorders, skin conditions, and to promote general wellbeing. 

Including lavender essential in our PM Tincture: Rest + Recovery 1000MG CBD gives this tincture an enhanced restorative effect. Lavender essential oil promotes a deep sense of relaxation, while also addressing pain or inflammation while you sleep.

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