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Definition

Lavender oil is one of the most popular essential oils available. Studies show that it can improve your hair, skin, and mood. Aromatherapy is the most common way lavender oil can be used. The molecules inside it react with your nose to improve your mood, reduce stress, and decrease anxiety. 

Lavender oil has also been shown to be good for your skin. Applying pure lavender oil to your skin or hair without diluting it can result in extreme allergic reactions. If you are applying it to your skin, mix two drops of lavender oil with two drops of tea tree oil and two tablespoons of coconut oil.

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Benefits

  • May improve skin texture 
  • May clear up Acne
  • May speed up healing of small injuries
  • May have anti-inflammatory effects
  • May promote hair growth
  • May improve mood
  • May improve sleep quality
  • May improve brain function
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How to Do It

For skin:

  1. Thoroughly mix with tea tree oil and/or coconut oil 
  2. Rub in to skin
  3. Consult your doctor 
  4. Make sure you are not allergic

For Hair

  1. Thoroughly mix with tea tree oil and coconut oil 
  2. Rub in to hair
  3. Let sit 
  4. Rinse
  5. Consult your doctor 
  6. Make sure you are not allergic

For aromatherapy:

  1. Follow instructions on your aromatherapy device
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Time Commitment

5+ minutes

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Why it works

  • Lavender oil contains antioxidants and helps reduce damage caused by oxidation and free radicals
  • Lavender oil has antimicrobial properties which may help keep wounds clean and your immune system fresh
  • Lavender oil has analgesic properties which cause anti-inflammatory effects
  • Lavender oil promotes the growth of mast cells and hair growth
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Suggested Frequency

Hair and Skin: Daily

Stress: As needed

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Possible Side Effects

  • Allergic reactions
  • Hormone Disruption
  • Abnormal breast growth in males
  • Burning Eyes
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Blurred Vision
  • Skin Irritation
  • Interacts with sedatives, benzodiazepines, antihypertensives, cholesterol-lowering drugs, and blood-thinners
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
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Required Equipment

Lavender oil

Dilution oil

Diffuser

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Related Products

  • Lavender Tea
  • Lavender Extract Tablets
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Diffuser
  • Essential Oils
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Suggested Time of Day

Morning or Evening; whenever anxious

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Notes

  • Lavender oil makes a great natural, chemical-free lip balm. Mix a little bit with coconut oil or shea butter and you can use it to soothe chapped lips, plus soothe sunburns and bug bites.
  • Make sure you get your essential oils from reputable sources, as contaminants can cause extremely damaging side effects.
  • Ensure you follow closely follow dosing and application instructions.
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 Mood  Stress  Health  Sleep
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