doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil
Before we cover how doTERRA lavender essential oil can help you, we first wanted to give you a little background. Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; it is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities which continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities.
Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. You use this essential oil by adding it to bath water to soak away stress or applying to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.
Lavender Oil Essential Oil Uses
- Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime
- Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations
- Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle
- Take internally to reduce anxious feelings*
- Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in your diffuser
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of water
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. You can minimize skin sensitivity by diluting with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Why Choose doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil
After performing a series of tests, doTERRA discovered that where the plant is grown is a primary factor in determining the therapeutic quality of the essential oil. It is this approach that makes doTERRA stand out. doTERRA has carefully selected farmers who have mastered their craft in areas where plants have been traditionally grown for many years. This co-impact sourcing approach empowers growers, families and communities in impoverished nations – a real win-win strategy.
Additionally, each doTERRA essential oil is carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. This is recognized as the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils.
Common Primary Uses and Health Benefits for Lavender Essential Oil:
Abuse (Healing From), Agitation (calms), Allergies, Anxiety, Appetite Loss, Arrhythmia, Atherosclerosis, Bites/Stings, Blisters, Boils, Breasts (Soothes), Burns, Calming, Cancer, Chicken Pox, Club Foot, Concentration, Convulsions, Crying, Cuts, Dandruff, Depression, Diabetic Sores, Diaper Rash, Diuretic, Dysmenorrhea, Exhaustion, Fever, Gangrene, Gas/Flatulence, Giardia, Gnats and Midges (Repellant), Grief/Sorrow, Dry Hair, Fragile Hair, Hair Loss, Hay Fever, Hernia (Inguinal), Herpes Simplex, Hyperactivity, Impetigo, Inflammation, Insomnia, Itching, Jet Lag, Dry Lips, Mastitis, Menopause, Mental Stress, Mood Swings, Mosquito Repellant, Muscular Paralysis, Parasympathetic Nervous system Stimulation, Parkinson’s Disease, Phlebitis, Physical Stress, Poison Ivy/Oak, Post Labor, Postpartum Depression, Rashes, Relaxation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sedative, Seizure, Dry Skin, Sensitive Skin, Skin Ulcers, Sleep, Stress, Stretch Marks, Sunburn, Tachycardia, Teeth Grinding, Teething Pain, Tension, Thrush, Ticks, Leg Ulcers, Varicose Ulcer, Vertigo, Withdrawal, Worms, Wounds, Wrinkles.
Lavender Essential Oil Properties:
Lavender, which has a floral, sweet, herbaceous, balsamic, with woody undertones aroma, is comprised of the following properties:
Analgesic, anticoagulant, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antifungal, antihistamine, anti-infectious, antiflammatory, antimicrobial, antimutagenic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, antitumor, cardiotonic, regenerative and sedative.
Top Seven Ailments:
- Reduces anxiety and emotional stress
- Heals burns and wounds
- Improves sleep
- Restores skin complexion and reduces acne
- Slows aging with powerful antioxidants
- Improves eczema and psoriasis
- Alleviates headaches
It promotes consciousness, health, love, peace and a general sense of well being. It also nurtures creativity.
Most oils, especially citrus oils. Clary sage and geranium.
Other Possible Uses:
Lavender is universal oil that has traditionally been known to balance the body and to work wherever there is a need. When in doubt you should use lavender. It may help anxiety, arthritis, asthma, body system balance, bronchitis, bruises, carbuncles, cold sores, earaches, fainting, gallstones, relieves headaches, heart regularity, reduce high blood pressure, hives (urticaria), hysteria, insect bites and bee stings, infection, influenza, injuries, repel insects, laryngitis, migrane headaches, mental clarity, mouth abcess, reduce mucas, nervous tension, pineal gland (activates), respiratory function, rheumatism, skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, rashes), sprains, sunstrokes, throat infections, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, and whooping cough.
During Medieval times, people were obviously divided on the properties of lavender regarding love. Some would claim that it could the wearer chaste, while others claimed just the opposite—touting its aphrodisiac qualities. Its list of uses is long.
** To date, these statements about doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Information is provided for educational purposes. Always consult your doctor if you have a medical condition.