Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family. It’s well known for it’s calming fragrance. You can use it as an air freshener, bake with it, add it to tea, make a wreath out it, repel mosquitoes with it, and much more. Not only does lavender smell amazing, it also has antibacterial and antimicrobial that can help heal sores and speed up the recovery time. Lavender is most commonly known to help relieve insomnia, but here are some uses you may not know:
Taking lavender oil daily by mouth for 6-10 weeks may help improve anxiety and sleep for people with mild to severe anxiety.
Applying 2 drops of lavender oil to a canker sore 2 to 3 times daily may help reduce swelling and pain and promote faster healing.
The next time you feel a headache coming on, smell some lavender or rub lavender oil such as such as Juju Aroma Lavender on your temples to help relieve the pain.
Cesarean Section Pain
Inhaling lavender oil while on intravenous pain medication may reduce pain in women after a C-Section.
According to a study on alopecia areata, applying lavender oil with thyme, cedarwood, and rosemary may improve hair growth by up to 44%.
Lavender oil isn’t just a sleep aid. The aromatic herb and oil can be use all around your house as a cooking ingredient, bug repellent, and as a home remedy. Try using it next time you feel as headache or anxiety coming on to help calm your nerves. Have you tried using lavender oil before? Feel free to leave a comment below with your favorite uses for lavender oil.