Healthy Beginnings

The Benefits of Lavender Oil


Did you know that lavender means “to wash” in Latin? Maybe that is why you can find it in a myriad of bath and beauty products touted to be relaxing and calming. It is well known that the scent of lavender can bring a sense of calm, and can even aid in getting a restful night’s sleep.

Due to its chemical makeup and soothing properties, lavender is also very effective when used topically on injuries such as cuts, scrapes, blisters and sunburns, as well as sprains. I use lavender and melaleuca (also known as tea tree oil) together on bug bites to soothe the itch and pain.*

Lavender, along with lemon and peppermint, may help aid in the relief of seasonal discomforts. As a double treat add a drop or two of each to your tea and enjoy. A couple of drops of lavender rubbed on your temples and base of your skull is relaxing and can aid in reduction of a headache.*

Lavender with citrus oil while studying can help with focus. Putting a drop of lavender onto your sleeve to help reduce test anxiety, and it may assist in recall of your studies.*

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.