Lavender essential oil (Lavandula Hybrida), a symbol of virtue and serenity, perfumed Egyptian temples and was used in the preparation of ointments.
Together with Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme it formed the so-called vinegar of the four thieves, used as a panacea for all ills.
According to the Ministry of Health, it has a relaxing effect, promoting sleep and relieving symptoms of stress. It helps to restore normal mood. It has a digestive and carminative function.
In aromatherapy, Lavender is considered a panacea for every ailment, particularly respiratory disorders, circulatory problems, and muscular pain.
Diluted in oil it’s used for massages against rheumatism, sciatica, and muscular pain in general.
In aromatherapy it is thought to contribute to cell regeneration, decongesting the skin and mucous membranes. Application with compresses is recommended in the presence of mycosis, eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff. Excellent for purifying breath and the mouth. Thanks to its antiseptic and pain-relieving properties, naturopaths suggest it in the case of wounds or burns as it is thought that lavender essential oil deeply moisturises the skin, relieving the burning and preventing the formation of painful blisters, thus promoting rapid healing.
It has been observed that applying it to insect bites can immediately relieve itching and swelling.
It helps to balance the nervous system, containing excess emotion, promoting sleep, curbing melancholy, and releasing apathy.
- Room diffuser: a choice of 3 to 6 drops in 100 ml of water.
- Suffumigation: 3/4 drops of essential oil emulsified in coarse salt in 1 litre of warm water for 20 minutes. Keep eyes and mouth closed.
- Bathtub: 8/10 drops of essential oil emulsified in coarse salt, milk, cream, or honey to be put in hot water (this prevents the oil from evaporating due to the heat).
- Massage: we recommend diluting 3 to 4 drops of essential oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil.
- Cosmetic use:
– add 2/3 drops of essential oil to a tablespoon of natural-based moisturiser
– To prepare a shampoo, bath foam or conditioner, we recommend adding 10 drops per 200 ml.
- For food use: we recommend adding 1/2 drops per 100 g of food for seasoning at the end of cooking (we suggest starting with the lowest recommended dose and increasing the drops in the future).
Warnings: Non-toxic essential oil. If in doubt consult a doctor/pharmacist.
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