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The Many Uses of Lavender Essential Oil

The Many Uses of Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils. Oils, especially Lavender, have a multitude of uses, making them a valuable product everyone should have.

 

Let's talk about the history of Lavender

Lavender was only used for the royal families and high priests

For this, we would need to travel back some 2500 odd years. 

The name Lavender was actually based on the Latin verb, “Lavare,” which means “to wash.”

Recalling ancient Egypt, Egyptians used lavender for both mummification and perfume. They even used it for cosmetics. Fun fact, when the tomb of Tutankhamen was opened they actually found jars inside that contained something that resembled lavender. 

Lavender was only used for the royal families and high priests when they wanted massage oils, medicines, or cosmetics. Men of wealth would actually wear solid cones on their heads. As the cones melted, lavender perfume would cover their bodies.

The Romans used lavender for cooking, bathing, and of course, the scent. They also used Lavender for its healing properties. It would help protect from insects. One of the earliest herbalists, Dioscorides actually noted that Lavender aids in indigestion, headaches, and even sore throats. 

Lavender was used to clean wounds and even burns. Roman soldiers were sure to keep Lavender on them during war. 

Surprisingly enough, Lavender was even used as a remedy during the Great Plague in London back in the 17th century. Queen Elizabeth of England actually required that lavender be kept at her royal table and throughout the castle. 

There is even a reference to Lavender in the bible. It was referred to as “spikenard.” It is said that Mary anointed the feet and hair of Jesus with what we refer to as Lavender.

 

Lavender Today

Lavender for headaches, acne, anxiety, insomnia, and mood

Lavender is still a very sought-after product that is used as an ingredient or solely on its own. It is used for a multitude of things you may be familiar with such as:

  1.  Headaches
  2.  Acne
  3.  Anxiety 
  4. Insomnia
  5. Mood

1.) Headache

Lavender oil is a great option for headaches because it is anti-inflammatory, aids in dilating blood vessels, and even regulates your serotonin levels. 

One of the key ingredients in our very own headache relief roll-on is Lavender essential oil. 

2.) Acne

Lavender is a great product to use if you want to kill bacteria. Of course, we know that acne is produced when there is an excess of oil, dirt, and bacteria on the skin.  

Lavender oil helps to unclog those pores and reduce inflammation. 

We actually sell a lavender fields face cream that is perfect for instances like this. 

3.) Anxiety

In 2019, a meta-analysis study was conducted where people who suffer from anxiety were told to consume 160-milligram capsules of lavender. To summarize some of the results, lavender essential oil improved the quality of sleep and reduced the level of anxiety in patients with coronary artery disease. It “significantly reduced anxiety in older patients with acute coronary syndrome and myocardial infarction.”

4.) Insomnia

In 2010, 221 adults who were suffering from an anxiety disorder were instructed to take 80 milligrams a day of prepared lavender for ten weeks. The results showed a significant influence on the “quality and duration of sleep and improved general mental and physical health without causing any unwanted sedative or other drug-specific effects.”

5.) Mood

Try sniffing lavender and then try telling us it doesn’t give you the light happy feeling! Lavender has always been one of those right in the middle smells where it is not too harsh or barely smells. 

Everyone can get down with the scent of lavender.

 

Lavender Essential Oil, We Can't Get Enough of It

Lavender helps with sleep anxiety headaches and cleaning

Here at Una Biologicals, we have a ton of different essential oils. Lavender, however, remains one of our faves. So few oils have the widespread abilities of lavender. Plus - 2500 years of historical use - come on! Whether you’re looking for a gentle soother for sleep or anxiety, relief from headaches, or a sweet smelling cleaning agent to kill the germs, lavender has your back. Be sure to check out our website for some quality lavender essential oil that you can use to transform your life. We know you’ll love it!

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