If you’ve been following our blogs, you know we are big fans of essential oils. Essential oils can be used to to give relief to a number of symptoms. from headaches to joint pain. Perhaps one of the most popular essential oils used is lavender. Lavender has been around for centuries and is known to treat many issues naturally. Here are five benefits you can get from adding lavender to your routine.
Lavender is well-known for its calming effects and is particularly helpful to those who suffer from depression or anxiety. Even a few deep inhalations of the smell of lavender can have a relaxing effect. Just add a few drops to a diffuser or purchase a lotion or room spray with lavender in it, and you will notice its calming benefits.
Do you happen to suffer from insomnia? Maybe falling asleep isn’t your issue, but staying asleep is and you find yourself waking up throughout the night. Lavender has been proven to benefit both the length and quality of sleep. Some people choose to rub lavender behind their ears, on their temples, or just under their nose. Others choose a pillow spray to help.
Lavender isn’t just for relaxation. It actually carries anti-inflammatory and sedative properties, which can provide relief from headache and migraine issues. Lavender is particularly beneficial to those who get headaches at night, as it can aid in both pain relief and sleep.
Skin Care Benefits
Most people are aware that lavender can relieve stress, but it can also help with skin care. It can be used to help problems with acne, eczema, and inflammation. Lavender oil’s anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for healing and soothing skin that has been reddened or irritated from the sun, bacteria, or insect bites. Some even use it in their makeup to get coverage while healing irritated skin!
Because lavender carries relaxation and anti-inflammatory properties, it is often used to provide pain relief for aching muscles and joints. If you are experiencing joint pain, rub a couple of drops of lavender oil topically to the area or soak in a hot bath with lavender epsom salts.
Lavender is an incredibly versatile essential oil. There are many more benefits than the five we’ve listed above, and we offer both diffusers and a variety of essential oils in our store. Plus, you can enjoy 25% off our Spa Vapor Pro diffuser with the code PROFUSE. By combining chiropractic care with other holistic approaches like essential oils, we can help you on your path to wellness.