When it comes to lavender, few friends don’t know that it has become synonymous with romance and love. The essential oil extracted from lavender is regarded as a treasure by many friends who like aromatherapy. Known as "wild essential oil", "universal essential oil". Among so many effects passed on by word of mouth, which ones are true and effective?
According to legend, lavender was widely used in ancient Rome. With the rapid development of the chemical industry in the 19th century, people preferred modern industrial products, and essential oils were gradually forgotten. Until 1910, the French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse (the father of modern aromatherapy) burned his hands in an experiment and dipped his hands in lavender oil. The pain quickly disappeared, and it was still healed quickly. The discovery of the effect for lavender aroused strong interest, and began to devote himself to research in this area, and pioneered aromatherapy together with other chemists.
The role of lavender essential oil
●Sedation and hypnosis
The effect of lavender essential oil in calming, soothing and helping sleep has been confirmed by a large number of experiments. However, it should be noted that lavender essential oil only helps and promotes sleep, and it has an auxiliary effect on patients with long-term insomnia. I am afraid that it cannot be used to treat insomnia.
There are many ways to use lavender to promote sleep. You can drop essential oils in an aromatherapy lamp to slowly diffuse the essential oils. For those who do not have an aromatherapy lamp, you can drop lavender essential oil directly on a piece of white paper before going to bed and place it next to your pillow to promote sleep. You can also buy dried lavender flowers directly and put them in the room.
● Relax muscles and relieve fatigue
In addition to acting on the central nervous system, lavender essential oil can relax smooth muscles, relax muscles, relax blood vessels, relieve stress and relieve fatigue. In practical applications, it is mainly said that lavender essential oil is diluted with base oil, and then massaged to relax the muscles and relieve fatigue. This effect is most widely used in aromatherapy.
● Antibacterial effect
The narrow-leaf lavender in lavender has excellent antibacterial and fungal inhibitory effects. Studies have shown that lavender essential oil can inhibit the growth of 17 bacteria and 10 fungi. The antibacterial effect of lavender essential oil can reduce the symptoms of psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin diseases.
● Reduce scars
The mechanism of action of lavender essential oil on scars is not very clear. In terms of actual use effect, using lavender essential oil during the skin healing period can help reduce scar tissue. For the scars that have already formed, it can play a very limited role.
The skin care effects of lavender
Among the many functions of lavender, the effects of balancing oil secretion and controlling oil are often mentioned. Some research institutes have conducted experiments to prove that the ingredients in lavender can scavenge and inhibit free radicals, and achieve the purpose of anti-oxidation, but the effect is not strong, and it may be felt after long-term use.
Lavender has a complex composition and is widely used. The role of aromatherapy has been proven, it is a good direction SPA essential oil, which can be used with a variety of essential oils. It is one of the few essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin without dilution. Although lavender essential oil has a wide range of skin care effects, each effect is not particularly good, but it plays a supporting role. When buying lavender essential oil, friends should be clear about their purpose and avoid unnecessary waste.