Some of the Many Benefits of Lavender Oil- Student Article

Some of the Many Benefits of Lavender Oil

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Lavender oil has a rich history in the birth of modern Aromatherapy. In the 1920s, Rene Maurice Gattefosse, a French Chemist, burnt his hand and applied lavender oil to it. To his surprise his hand healed quickly and without complication.

Lavender oil has many healing properties, both physical and emotional. The physical healing properties of lavender oil are plentiful; it is amazing all the ways a simple plant can help the human body. Lavender is antiseptic and antibacterial, it also has painkilling properties. These properties are valuable for healing cuts and scrapes. Lavender is also a decongestant and is effective in fighting colds and flu. Lavender can also lower blood pressure and ease nausea.  Emotionally, lavender is a calming and soothing essential oil. It helps with calming nerves and anxiety by balancing emotions.

I find lavender oil to be greatly beneficial within my own home. I use it almost every day in my family life.  To treat bumps, bruises, and scrapes, I prepare a simple solution that can be sprayed directly onto the affected area by adding 5 drops of lavender essential oil to a 3 ounce dark-colored spray bottle of water. I use this same mixture to calm down my children when they become stressed or tired, by simply spraying it around the room. I have a few spray bottles of this around the house and one in my purse. Being a busy mother of five, I use this solution almost daily.

 I hope you find lavender to be as beneficial to your family as I find it to be in mine.

Works Cited

Shealy, C. Norman. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies. Shaftesbury, Dorset: Element, 1998. Print.



Laina Poulakos is a mother of five children. Her interests in Aromatherapy and Herbology started when her third child was born premature in 2002 with a chromosomal deletion. His health issues were numerous, by the age of two he was on twelve different medications. She knew there had to be a more natural and effective way to care for her family. After researching and trying some natural remedies, her son’s health improved greatly. Now he hardly needs to see the doctor at all. She sees this experience as an opportunity to continue learning and sharing information with her family and friends.



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