Looking for some aromatherapy? Or are you leaning towards finding more natural ways to deal with things such as stress, pain, or even depression?
A little earlier this year, we posted our ‘10 Best Lavender Essential Oils’, including ASAKUKI Lavender Essential Oil, a cruelty-free product, and Sky Organics Lavender Essential Oil, a product made from 100% organic lavender. Today, we’ll be looking at what lavender can possibly do for you (apart from making your home smell amazing, of course).
Some studies like the one mentioned in Psychology Today show that Silexan, a substance derived from lavender, causes a significant reduction in anxiety compared to the effect in patients who received a placebo. Lavender oil may be a natural way to ease anxiety symptoms in individuals who tend to avoid prescribed medications due to health concerns. It also helps relax certain muscles, which helps if your anxiety has caused you to keep your muscles contracted (or if you work with terrible shrimp-like posture at a desk, like me).
Help with Insomnia
If you find it difficult to fall asleep most nights, or you continuously wake up throughout the night, unable to fall back to sleep, lavender may help you catch some much needed Zs. According to Healthline, lavender is used in a variety of sleep-promoting products. It’s also believed to promote better and more restorative sleep, something that we could all use these days.
Could Be Beneficial with Dementia
This past fall, the health advice site SymptomFind posted an article examining some of the healthiest essential oils, including lavender. In addition to the more commonly discussed benefits (help with insomnia and stress, for instance), this piece noted that lavender oil may be beneficial for dementia. The piece stressed that this has not been proven in studies, however –– noting also that help with depression and post-surgical pain are among the possible but as-yet-unproven benefits.
Might Help with Hair Loss
Hair loss, either temporary or permanent, can be caused by a myriad of issues. Sometimes you’ll notice more hair in your brush during times of stress or sickness. Other times, hair loss is a sign that comes with weight loss, a change in diet, or a vitamin deficiency. Luckily, lavender oil may actually speed up the growth of your hair, according to The Express. It’s worth a shot if you’ve noticed signs of early alopecia or you’d like a hair growth boost.
Definitely Make Your House Smell Awesome
With a fresh, floral scent, it’s easy to see why lavender is at the top of the list when it comes to aromatherapy. Many people describe it as calming or comforting, and others associate it with cleanliness. Forbes even says it’s one of the most popular essential oils. It’s a clear choice for anyone looking for a refreshing, floral scent for their home.
Essential oils such as lavender can be a great option if you’re looking for some aromatherapy or simply a boost to your current artillery of medicinal support. However, please consult a doctor before using essential oils as a replacement for a medication you’re taking, or as a cure for an illness.