Therapeutic Uses of Lavender Essential Oil

Scent is one of nature’s most powerful senses.  Many of the planet’s species use scent in equal balance with sight and hearing.  Unfortunately humans have largely lost the ability to use the portion of their brains that utilizes “smell” to guide the way through their environments.

Scents, however, even in the legacy abilities of our brains, possess a powerful influence over our moods and sense of well-being.  Although we lack the ability to sense many of the nuances of fragrance, the affects can be profound.  The science of aroma therapy is only about 120 years old, but the practice of using essential oils medicinally dates back to pre-Egyptian societies.

The therapeutic properties of lavender have been well documented in hundreds of books and from such science-based investigations from New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital to the Mayo Clinic.  The key effects that have been documented include lavender applied in two different forms: Inhaled or Applied in a diluted form.

Inhaled

Carrying a small bottle of Essential Oil is great for aroma therapeutic purposes.  For most stress-related ailments, just inhale a few seconds directly out of the bottle.  Monte-Bellaria’s oil naturally contains a small amount of camphor—which opens breathing passages and increases the effect of the fragrance.

  • Anxiety Calming
  • Stress Reduction
  • Seasonal Allergic Relief
  • Soothes Headache Pain
  • Decreases High Blood Pressure
  • Combats Insomnia
  • Eases Worry
  • Reduces Depression

Topical Applications (Diluted)

Most applications for use directly on the skin should be diluted.  We recommend using a drop per half-teaspoon of non-scented lotion, skin ointment, baby shampoo or massage oil if applied directly to the skin or scalp.  Add 10 to 20 drops to drawn bath water for a full body treatment.

  • Addresses Allergic Skin Ailments (including insect stings)
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Soothes Minor Burns
  • Reduces Dandruff and Dry Skin
  • Diminishes Muscle Aches

Two important notes: you should not take undiluted essential oil (of any kind) orally and never use any essential oils in or around the eyes!

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