avender oil has a multitude of uses, I have listed just a few below:
– Lavender is one of the most widely used in aromatherapy for its calming, soothing effects.
– Lavender has good antiseptic and anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties.
– Lavender makes a good household disinfectant. Use to wash floors and clean work surfaces.
– Keep a bottle of in the kitchen – it is a natural antiseptic and helps reduce pain and prevents blistering on minor burns.
– Makes an excellent insect repellent.
– If you have a cat – put some lavender oil on their collar to keep away fleas.
– If you have an ants nest – sprinkle a few drops of lavender oil onto it and watch them run for cover.
– Do you have a horse? – roll on above their eyelids to keep flies away from their eyes.
– If you are not sleeping well, a couple of drops of lavender oil on a hankie or pillow or rub a small amount in the soles of your feet (it does work!).
– Lavender tea helps relieve anxiety and works as a gentle sedative.
– Stressed? – Use lavender in baths, vaporizers and massage for its de-stressing effects.
If you regularly suffer with migraines, as a preventative measure, use lavender on a daily basis in baths, vaporizers and massage. To ease the pain of a migraine attack, apply a cold compress to the temples, using a few drops of lavender oil.
Farmers used to keep a sprig of lavender under their hats during the summer months and they never suffered from headaches despite working in the bright sunshine for many hours. You don’t have to go that far, if you have a headache simple apply neat to the temples or on a cold compress to the forehead or back of the neck.
Lavender is an excellent first aid remedy for small cuts and scratches clean the area thoroughly then dap with a few drops of pure lavender oil. Continue to apply the lavender several times a day until the skin is healed.