Its name deriving from the Latin ‘lavare’, meaning to wash, the fresh, floral aroma of lavender has long been associated with cleanliness and purity.
Mostly grown in the dry climes of the Mediterranean, lavender has a thousands of years long history of use.
Employed in the mummification process by the Ancient Egyptians, it was also used by the Persians, Greeks and Romans too, for its perceived ability to purify the body and mind.
Nowadays we usually reach for the lavender essential oil when we are struggling to sleep, the lavender scent still thought to have the ability to help calm a racing mind, when rest refuses to come.
Miaroma lavender oil is a pure, unblended essential oil that can be used in a wide range of ways.
Add a drop or two to a tissue and breathe in to enjoy lavender’s apparent calming qualities or blend with a carrier oil to use in massage or to smooth hair.
Some eco-conscious fans even sprinkle a drop or two into their washing machine drawer when swapping to planet-friendly laundry alternatives, such as soap nuts or washer balls. This gives sheets a fresh, clean smell without the need for chemical detergents.
Lavender oil for sleep and stress: an aromatherapy essential
One of the best essential oils for sleep, lavender is popularly recommended to those finding dropping off difficult.
Believed to create a sense of calm and wellbeing, research suggests that inhaling lavender before bed can aid a more restful night’s sleep.
Adding to a bedside diffuser or putting just a couple of drops on the underside of your pillow (remembering that it may irritate skin and eyes) can help you to harness lavender’s sleep bringing abilities.
Lavender essential oil’s ability to promote a sense of calm in some people also makes it a popular choice for those experiencing stress and anxiety.
Added to a massage oil, its soothing smell is ideal for helping you wind down after a tough day. It can also provide a moment of peace if inhaled during a busy commute or ahead of a stressful meeting.
Thanks to the linalool and camphor compounds in lavender, a little diluted oil mixed into your moisturiser and applied to skin may help to keep bugs at bay.
Like citronella, lavender is believed to deter those pesky mosquitoes and may also repel wasps, ants, moths and flies.
Lavender oil for skin and hair
Lavender oil often finds its way into skin and haircare products, and not just because it smells great.
Lavender oil appears to have a cleansing effect and as such may help to improve the appearance of spot prone skin.
Combining with witch hazel seems to be particularly effective in reducing redness and irritation, but do be sure to dilute essential oils before use.
It also seems that there are benefits to using lavender oil for hair. It is a popular alternative to chemical head lice treatments, its bug repellent qualities potentially effective on those pesky hair clingers.
Antibacterial and antimicrobial, lavender oil may also support a healthier scalp, helping to create a good environment for healthy hair growth.
Lavandula Officininalis (Lavender) Oil
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Dilute 4-6 drops for every 20ml of blending oil before use. For massage, bath and vaporisation.
For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on children under 5 years old. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy. Store in cool dry place.
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Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils used in aromatherapy.
It is distilled from the lavender plant, or Lavandula angustifolia, and is a multi-purpose oil.
Lavender has been used in herbal remedies for centuries, as it is thought to have medicinal properties, based on traditional use only.
The lavender plant is native to northern Africa and the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean and the oil is made from the flower spikes.
Lavender is a highly concentrated extract of the plant’s useful compounds and has a pleasant, floral fragrance.
Lavender oil can be massaged into the skin, breathed in or used in the bath.
It is a popular ingredient in skincare products, fragrances and shampoos. It is also used in some teas to help promote feelings of calm.
It is thought that lavender oil has a wide range of benefits, including helping to calm both the body and the mind.
Lavender oil is one of the most effective essential oils for sleep. Using lavender oil for sleep helps to create a peaceful and calming experience, leaving your body feeling relaxed and your mind soothed. The lavender scent alone can help with relaxation. It may also help to soothe feelings of anxiety.
Your body and your mind must be relaxed before you can fall asleep and so lavender oil may be able to help with this.
It also may help to support normal sleep, helping you to feel well rested and refreshed when you wake up in the morning.
You can use lavender oil as a massage oil, in the bath, or else diluted, to breathe it in.
Simply dilute 4-6 drops of Miaroma Lavender Pure Essential Oil 30ml for every 20ml of blending or carrier oil.
Coconut oil, sweet almond oil and jojoba oil all make good carrier oils to mix with lavender. Once blended, it can be massaged into the skin or added to your bath.
You can also add lavender oil to an aromatherapy diffuser.
Lavender oil may help to support normal hair. It has cleansing properties which help to prevent bacteria and fungi from growing in the scalp and lavender oil for hair may help to support the normal growth of the hair, when massaged into the scalp.
You can also use lavender oil for your skin. It is thought that it may be good for blemish prone skin and have a soothing effect on the skin.
For both of these uses, a couple of drops of lavender oil should be mixed with other products. If any irritation occurs, you should stop using lavender oil immediately.
As with any essential oil, if you are pregnant, you should consult with a medical professional before using lavender oil.
Yes, Miaroma Lavender Pure Essential Oil 30ml is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians to use as it does not contain any ingredients which are derived from animals.
To use, dilute 4-6 drops in 20ml of blending oil. Ideal for massage, bath and vaporisation
For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with eyes