4th July, 2011 - Posted by Victoria Girard - 3 Comments
Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) is one of my all time favorite essential oils. Not only because its aroma is is divine but because it is also capable of many important jobs. Lavender oil is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant, sedative, and detoxifier which encourages healing, prevents scarring, and stimulates cell regeneration.
In 1910 French chemist, Rene Maurice Gattefosse, badly burned his hand in a lab experiment and immediately plunged it into a vat of lavender oil. He was amazed at how quickly his hand recovered without any scarring and was inspired to study the healing property of lavender as well as other essential oils. Through his research he wrote the first book on aromatherapy, The Practice of Aromatherapy.
Lavender is a gentle remedy that helps to treat skin problems such as inflammation, irritation, acne, aczema, psoriasis, and sunburn. It is an essential oil that soothes, calms, heals and regenerates.
Lavender has been an important essential oil for hundreds of years. Greeks and Romans used lavender in their bath water, burned lavender incense to pacify their gods, and believed that the calming aroma of lavender was soothing to untamed lions and tigers.
Some of the many benefits of lavender oil for the skin include:
Insect bites and stings
You can apply 100% pure lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) directly on the skin for conditions such as bug bites, stings, and burns. However, just as with any essential oil, you should do a patch test before applying it directly to the skin.
To try pure lavender oil and experience the beautiful aroma, as well as the skin benefits, visit Mountain Rose Herbs for top quality and great customer service.