Healing Benefits of Lavender Oil

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Essential Oils have been around for centuries. They are very healing and there are many therapeutic uses for them. In ancient times essential oils were used by Priests & Priestesses.  Essential Oils were known to attract spirits, gods and goddesses and to banish evil spirits. Essential oils help in healing processing & they have many uses. They help to alleviate both physical and mental symptoms that one may experience. Aromatherapy utilizes plant oils that are extracted by a process of distillation. Today, over 300 oils are used by professionals.

One of my favorite oils is Lavender. Lavender itself is a very versatile herb.  The Latin name of lavender is Lavare, which means “to wash”, due to its aroma, which has a particularly clean aroma. Lavender oil is extracted from the flowers of the lavender plant, primarily through steam distillation. The flowers of lavender are fragrant in nature and have been used for making potpourri for centuries. Traditionally, lavender essential oil has also been used in making perfumes. Its various health benefits range from pain relief and mental clarity to use as an anti-bacterial cleanser and a natural deodorant. The health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems.

 Lavender can be applied as an essential oil, dried herb, distilled in water, and as (edible) therapeutic-grade oil. Lavender and Tea Tree Oil are the only oils that can be applied directly to the skin. Any other oil has to be mixed with a “Carrier Oil" to prevent the essential oil from burning the skin. A Carrier oil, also known as base oil is used to dilute essential oils and absolutes before they are applied to the skin in massage and aromatherapy. They are so named because they carry the essential oil onto the skin.

 As a psychic and a  paranormal investigator, I use essential oils for cleansing. Lavender helps to remove unwanted energies that will not leave a space. Traditionally it is used to neutralize bad frequencies during cleansing rituals. Lavender is also known to be relaxing, so having it in a room before a social event can prevent negative energy before it starts. Here is a recipe for cleansing your home that I use when I do Paranormal Investigating: Happy Energy Home Spray: 5 drops lavender essential oil, 5 drops lemon essential oil, 5 drops rosemary essential oil, add 3/4 cup distilled water, 2 tablespoons vodka, rubbing alcohol, or real vanilla extract. Combine in an 8oz spray bottle, shake well, and spray as needed.

Here are some other GREAT room spray recipes. 

Relaxing bedroom blend

Combine 5 drops of lavender oil with vanilla oil to shift your brain into sleeping mode. add 3/4 cup distilled water, 2 tablespoons vodka, rubbing alcohol, or real vanilla extract. Combine in an 8oz spray bottle, shake well, and spray as needed.

Energizing kitchen blend

Combine 5 drops of sweet orange with 5 drops of grapefruit or lemon for a scent that keeps you alert and energized.add 3/4 cup distilled water, 2 tablespoons vodka, rubbing alcohol, or real vanilla extract. Combine in an 8oz spray bottle, shake well, and spray as needed.

Focusing office blend

Try a combination of 5 drops of peppermint and 5 drops of rosemary when you need to stay focused and on task. add 3/4 cup distilled water, 2 tablespoons vodka, rubbing alcohol, or real vanilla extract. Combine in an 8oz spray bottle, shake well, and spray as needed.

Deodorizing bathroom blend

Use the natural antibacterial power of  5 drops of cinnamon oil, 5 drops of clove oil and 5 drops of tea tree oil to freshen up the bathroom.add 3/4 cup distilled water, 2 tablespoons vodka, rubbing alcohol, or real vanilla extract. Combine in an 8oz spray bottle, shake well, and spray as needed.

Lavender has many healing properties and is very cleansing. When people enter a space it can have either uplift you or deplete you.  Essential oils can help clear negative energy and helps to raise your vibrational frequency. Some are better at it than others. Lavender has help and cleansing properties. Lavender Essential Oil is Integrating, balancing, healing, protective & purifying. It helps to aid in meditation, it stimulates dream recall and clairvoyance. It also opens Third-Eye Chakra. Lavender oil is associated with the element of Air.

The healing properties of Lavender include: Relaxation. It aids with sleep and is a great oil to use during meditation. It also helps with the treatment of headaches. It helps with anxiety as well. It helps lower emotional and mental stress.

Lavender essential oil is also often used to treat various aches and pains such as sore or tense muscles, joint pain, rheumatism, and sprains. Lavender Oil benefits also include relief from back pain. Getting a Lavender Oil massage will ease away many tension and pains.

You can also use Lavender as an insect repellent. Many flying insects dislike the smell of lavender, making it a safe alternative to other topical insect repellents. Plant lavender around windows and doors to prevent bugs from entering your house.  You can also hang bags of dried lavender in closets or stow them in drawers to repel moths.  Sprinkle lavender oil on a mattress to ward off insects in the bedroom. Lavender also aids with nail fungus. To help with this, you can soak your feet in gallon of warm water using 10-20 drops of Lavender Oil.

You can use lavender for many things including:  Combating an ear ache: Massage warm lavender oil into skin behind ears, over temples, under the jaw, and on the sides of the throat to relieve symptoms of an earache.

Another use is for Motion Sickness. Apply a drop of lavender oil to various pressure points on face, wrists, etc to help with minor nausea and disorientation due to motion sickness. While this remedy is effective in the short-term, it is not recommended for longer periods where motion sickness may be a persistent problem such as on airplanes or cruise ships.

Lavender Oil is also beneficial for reversing hair loss! Lavender oil used daily as part of a stimulating scalp massage can help to regrow hair.  While this treatment is slow – sometimes taking several months or more – it is a proven natural remedy for hair loss. Please note that I will be adding a store to sell my essential oil blends. Lavender with will one that I focus on. Please check back soon if you would like to purchase a bottle.

 

Here is a great Lavender Recipe:

 

French Lemonade with Lavender

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 1/2 cups Lemon-Lavender Simple Syrup and 1 serving lemonade (ingredients can be multiplied for more servings)

Ingredients

  • Juice of one small Lemon, about 1 ounce

  • 3 tablespoons Lemon-Lavender Simple Syrup I use this: https://www.oakandsalt.com/products/lavender-lemon-simple-syrup?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlepla&gclid=CIvah4X9y84CFVBgfgodlRwLEA

  • Crushed ice

  • Still or Sparkling Water to fill

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients for the syrup into a medium saucepan and bring just to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat.

  2. Allow to sit/steep for one hour. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve and discard the lavender and lemon zest. Store sealed in the refrigerator for use.

Jaime Fitzpatrick