Lavender Oil, So Much More Than a Pretty Scent

June 22, 2015

Lavender Oil, So Much More Than a Pretty Scent

 

 

Lavender Oil is so soothing and relaxing, but did you know that it's so much more?

In 1910 French chemist and scholar René-Maurice Gattefossé discovered the virtues of the essential oil of lavender. Gattefossé badly burned his hand during an experiment in a perfumery plant and plunged his hand into the nearest tub of liquid, which just happened to be lavender essential oil. He was later amazed at how quickly his burn healed and with very little scarring.

Lavender Oil is perhaps one of the gentlest of essential oils. Unlike most essential oils, which must be diluted before applying, Lavender Oil can be applied 'neat' to the skin. Lavender Oil has strong antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, this helps to reduce scarring and speeds healing of the skin. Lavender Oil is a wonderful anti-inflammatory. When inflammation of the skin is reduced, there is less redness and blotchiness, allowing the complexion to be more evenly colored. One of Lavender Oil's most important properties is its ability to act as a circulatory stimulant. When the circulatory system is enhanced by the use of this essential oil, the increase in blood flow means more nutrients are being delivered to the skin, along with much needed oxygen to the cells. This is essential to healthier cells, and the rejuvenation of cells.

So look for products with pure Lavender Essential Oil. When you use them, you will not only feel a wonderful sense of calm and relaxation, but you will also be nourishing your skin and your cells!



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