Lavender oil is an essential oil derived from the flowers of the lavender plant. This popular scent can be found is soaps, perfumes, air freshener’s and more. Lavender is a family favorite during meditation and yoga practice as it helps set the tone. The oil is also effective during the bath or shower; add a dash in the bath water or shower floor to emit the calming aroma. When placed on the bottom of feet before bedtime, the oil helps promote a calming atmosphere.
A pal recently inquired my thoughts on this oil and why it may be so popular as it relates to the mind, body and soul connection.
- Relaxation and Stress Reduction: Lavender oil has a calming effect on the nervous system, making it an effective natural remedy for reducing stress and anxiety. When inhaled, the scent of lavender oil can promote relaxation and help to ease tension in the body.
- Improved Sleep Quality: Lavender oil has been shown to improve sleep quality in people with insomnia. The scent of lavender oil can promote relaxation and calmness, which can help individuals fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
- Pain Relief: Lavender oil has analgesic properties, which means it can help to relieve pain. When applied topically, lavender oil can help to reduce pain and inflammation in sore muscles and joints.
- Headache Relief: Lavender oil has been shown to be effective in reducing the symptoms of tension headaches and migraines. When applied topically or inhaled, lavender oil can help to reduce the severity and frequency of headaches.
- Respiratory Health: Lavender oil has been shown to have a positive effect on respiratory health. When inhaled, lavender oil can help to reduce symptoms of respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis.
- Immune System Support: Lavender oil has been shown to have immune-boosting properties, which can help to support overall health and well-being. When applied topically or inhaled, lavender oil can help to strengthen the immune system and reduce the risk of infections.
- Mood Enhancement: Lavender oil has been shown to have a positive effect on mood. When inhaled, lavender oil can help to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, and promote feelings of relaxation and calmness. If you have a diffuser, lavender emits a gentle scent throughout the abode creating a calming atmosphere.
Lavender oil is a versatile essential oil with many health benefits for children and adults. From promoting relaxation and reducing stress to improving sleep quality and supporting immune system function, lavender oil has a wide range of therapeutic uses. If you are interested in incorporating lavender oil into your daily routine, be sure to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the best way to use this essential oil for your specific needs.
Mindfully curated by Debra Gudema for Well&Co.
📸: Madeline Steinbach