Acne is considered to be a very uncomfortable and embarrassing condition that mainly affects young people during the puberty stage; however, it can also afflict adults as well. Acne is characterized by red, raised sores on the face and body that develop due to a bacterial infection near the sebum gland. When sebum can’t be secreted properly from the gland on the face, it starts to build up, especially because puberty stimulates extra sebum and bacteria feeds off of it, creating a vicious cycle of irritation, infection and visible sores that can result in serious scarring.
This is where lavender essential oil comes in. According to researchers, this kind of essential oil inhibits the bacteria that cause the initial infection to happen, thus helping regulate some of the over-excretion of sebum by hormonal manipulation. In addition, it can lower the signs of scarring after the acne has started to heal. Adding a small amount of lavender essential oil to other skin creams or ointments can significantly improve the potential for both relief and healing.
Lavender essential oil has a calming scent making it a great tonic for the nerves and anxiety issues. Thus, it can also be helpful in treating migraines, headaches, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress. The refreshing aroma also helps eliminate exhaustion and restlessness while increasing mental activity at the same time.
Furthermore, it has a well-researched impact on the automatic nervous system, which is why it’s frequently used as a treatment for insomnia and also as a way to help regulate heart-rate variability. Lavender essential oil is known to help reduce mental stress as well as anxiety. One study showed that people taking tests showed a significant decrease in both mental stress and anxiety, as well as an increase in cognitive function when they inhaled lavender oil and rosemary oil before the test.
Lavender essential oil can help cure burns on your skin. All you need to do is to apply it on the affected area. Do this again if burns are still present.
Lavender essential oil (lavandula angustifolia) is known to have both antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, and it’s gentle enough for children to use. It can help deal with colds and flu. All you need to do is to mix a couple of drops of lavender essential oil with eucalyptus and apply it topically.