Physical benefits of lavender essential oil
Lavender essential oil is one of the most well known essential oils today. A drop before going to bed, an important meeting, or a public speaking engagement are just a few ways people are using lavender to stay more present and calm in our fast-paced modern society. Soothing, calming, and relaxing are only a few of the many functions the luxurious smelling lavender essential oil contains.*
Lavender essential oil harmonizes the immune system with the environment by supporting a healthy histamine response and balancing the surface layers with the deeper layers of the immune system. In Chinese medicine, the lung meridian governs the immune system and the skin, and by adding a few drops of lavender oil to organic lotions and body washes, you will be protecting the surface layers of your body and harmonizing with all different environments.*
Applying a few drops of diluted lavender essential oil over irritated sinuses, on an itchy bug bite, and a recent scratch or minor cut are a few more ways you can integrate lavender essential oil into your everyday life. Your wealth is our health and keeping lavender in the medicine cabinet for the many unexpected situations life can throw at us is an excellent place to start.*
Emotional benefits of lavender essential oil
Just as lavender essential oil can soothe minor cut or scrap, relax the muscles, and release tension, this versatile essential oil can release emotional stress and frustration after a busy day. Diffusing lavender essential oil at night promotes peaceful sleep and encourages your spirit to relax quickly by releasing emotional tension. When combined with marjoram, your soul will rest all night soundly.*
Lavender essential oil helps children with transitions by emotionally adapting to new environments. Adding a few drops to a cotton ball under the seat in your car can help those challenging transitions from home to daycare, school, and even work and back again.*
*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Lavender essential oil research articles:
One study demonstrates that the fragrance of lavender oil at dental reception area may effectively reduce the patient’s anxiety and this practice on routine usage can improve the quality of dental treatments.
Zabirunnisa M, Gadagi JS, Gadde P, Myla N, Koneru J, Thatimatla C. Dental patient anxiety: Possible deal with Lavender fragrance. J Res Pharm Pract. 2014 Jul;3(3):100-3. doi: 10.4103/2279-042X.141116. PubMed PMID: 25328900; PubMed Central
A study shows that lavender essential oil can decrease job-induced stress for nurses.
Chen MC, Fang SH, Fang L. The effects of aromatherapy in relieving symptoms related to job stress among nurses. Int J Nurs Pract. 2015 Feb;21(1):87-93. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12229. Epub 2013 Nov 15. PubMed PMID: 24238073.
A study demonstrates that lavender oil has healing advantages during episiotomy recovery
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In this study, lavender oil shows both fungistatic and fungicidal activity against Candida albicans strains.
F. D. D’Auria, M. Tecca, V. Strippoli, G. Salvatore, L. Battinelli, G. Mazzanti; Antifungal activity of Lavandula angustifolia essential oil against Candida albicans yeast and mycelial form, Medical Mycology, Volume 43, Issue 5, 1 August 2005, Pages 391–396, https://doi.org/10.1080/13693780400004810
A study shows that a hot foot-bath with lavender oil appears to be associated with significant changes in autonomic activity and histamine reduction.
Saeki, Y. (2004, December 01). The effect of foot-bath with or without the essential oil of lavender on the autonomic nervous system: A randomized trial. Retrieved June 24, 2018, from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965229900907039
The study demonstrates that lavender oil was effective for those suffering from GAD or Generalized Anxiety Disorders.
Woelk, H., & Schläfkeb, S. (2009, December 03). A multi-center, double-blind, randomised study of the Lavender oil preparation Silexan in comparison to Lorazepam for generalized anxiety disorder. Retrieved June 24, 2018, from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S094471130900261X