Benefits and Uses of Lavender Oil
This is one of the most used essential oils because of its numerous benefits. It is good for the skin, hair and general health. Some of those uses are listed below.
- Improves fast healing of wound and cuts.
- It relieves stress, pain and anxiety
- It is very efficient in treating acne.
- Lavender oil has anti-bacterial properties
- It is a good hair care oil
- Efficient for treating eczema
- It improves the rate of blood circulation
- It reduces wrinkle.
- Great for skin lightening
- Good for digestion
- It helps reduce respiratory disorder
- It improves sleep quality.
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How to Make Lavender Oil
- Carrier oil (coconut oil, olive oil etc)
- Lavender flowers
- Glass jar
- Nylon wrap
- Rubber band
- Pestle or spoon
- Storing bottle
- Take out the flowers from the stem of the lavender plant and put them in the jar.
- Pour the carrier oil (which ever one you choose to use) in the pan and warm it a little bit. Make sure the quantity is just enough to fill up the jar.
- Pour the warm carrier oil in the jar of lavender flowers, ensure all the flowers are fully immense in the oil.
- Take a piece of nylon wrap and place it at the opening of the jar, use rubber bands to hold it tight.
- Keep that jar in a cupboard, shake it once daily for a month to ensure the ingredients mix well.
- Take out the jar and strain the mixture using a strainer. Use a spoon or small pestle to press the lavender flowers to completely remove the oils.
- Pour the oil in a bottle and store it for use whenever you want.
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Side Effects of Lavender Oil
According to research, ingestion of this oil is not safe. Aside from that, there are other side effects that users have to take into consideration when using this oil. Few of them are listed below;
- It causes skin irritation
- Ingesting it can cause stomach issues or vomiting
- Nausea feeling
- It can result in headaches
- It might also cause joint pain.