Essential oil must have #1

Lavender. 

A scent that is calming, relaxing, and balancing, Lavender has been documented to improve concentration and mental acuity.

According to University of Miami, researches found that inhaling Lavender oil increased beta waves in the brain, suggesting heightened relaxation. It also reduced depression and improved cognitive performance (Diego MA, et al., 1998). A 2001 Osaka Kyoiku University study found that lavender reduced mental stress and increased alertness (Motomura, 2001).

Personally, this is in my First Aid kit and Travel kit. It is so highly versatile that one is amazed by its abundant benefits. Today, I continue to use it on skin acne, rash/itch by applying it directly onto my skin, and even mixing 1-2 drops into my facial moisturizer cream (I apply this mixture about once a week) as I mix Orange oil on another day 🙂

Recently, a friend suggested that Lavender oil be applied onto the scalp for hair loss, and guess what? I have been seeing baby hair growth ever since! I have also shared this with my friends, and they said that it works for them too! Some said Rosemary oil works better for them. I tried it but it just stings my scalp while my friends felt no similar sensation, only that they felt more alert and their partners thought they smelt like food. Sadly, with that much hair falling out everyday – I wonder if my baby hair can grow out fast enough to even cover the sporadic bald patches *sigh

Note: Many use a vegetable carrier oil before applying onto the scalp. I have tried applying it neat onto several spots on the head as well as mixing with Argan oil. As it is rather costly, it may be wise to mix it with a carrier oil 🙂

Some uses of Lavender oil:

Respiratory infections, high blood pressure, menstrual problems/PMS, skin conditions (e.g. skin repair, acne, scarring, stretch marks), burns, hair loss, insomnia, nervous tension)

More information on How to Use

And if you need one in your home kit, feel free to contact me

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