Because of its antibacterial properties, it is known as the safest and most widely used in aromatherapy.
Lavender oil is one of the few oils which does not cause allergies. Above all, it has an antidepressant, antiseptic, relaxing, analgesic and antispasmodic effect and strengthens immunity. It is used as a means of accelerating the healing process of wounds, burns and skin irritations.
It is effective on insect bites, sunburn, acne, eczema, skin inflammation, dermatitis, dandruff, hair loss, fungi and lichens.
When used as an analgesic and to help heal wounds it may be applied undiluted.
It lowers blood pressure and prevents body water retention.
It is a valuable component of mixtures used to treat influenza, common cold, rhinitis, sore throat, asthma, inflammation of the sinuses, pharyngitis, sinusitis and tonsillitis, as well as for purifying the air.
It has a calming and antidepressant effect, reduces tension caused by mental fatigue, agitation, palpitations, insomnia nervosa, hysteria and nervousness.
Lavender essential oil blends well with many other oils including cedar, pine, sage and geranium.
Contraindicated for epileptic patients, nursing mothers, pregnant women, children, people with individual intolerance to this essential oil, cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.
It should be used with caution by people with low blood pressure. Asthmatic patients should not use lavender oil in the presence of steam as this may cause a seizure.
Store at 7-25 º C in a dark glass or aluminum bottle, tightly closed and keep away from the reach of children!Σημείωση
This information is of a more general character. In case of using aromatherapy for therapeutic purposes, you should find out more about lavender oil by reading specialized literature or consulting an aromatherapist.