Lavender has so many health benefits, it’s an analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti fungal, anti-infections, anti-inflammatory and so many more. However, it’s mostly know for its calming properties as studies have suggested that it has sedative and mood stabiliser properties .
Lavender and the body
Lavender has a cool and dry energy and therefore acts against body heat derived from inflammation, pain and feelings of restlessness. It also has a cooling effects on the liver, alleviating headaches, constipation and the quality of sleep. Proper sleep can result in weight loss, reduces stress levels and has a significant impact on digestion. Lavender is also an antiseptic and can help with skin irritations, sunburn and soothing red spots on the skin. Lavender is exceptionally gentle and can be added to the skin undiluted in some cases.
Headache: Add two drops of lavender to 5 drops of carrier oil and smooth into the temples, neck and hairline
Lavender and the mind.
Lavender oil can help release pent up energy and help relieve irritation and frustration. It has been know as a “rescue remedy” and can calm overpowering emotions that can cause overwhelm. It can also help with shyness and embarrassment when we feel the fear of rejection.
Lavender and the soul.
Lavender helps to energise the throat chakra (Vishuddha) which helps us communicate clearly, honestly and with confidence. the calming effect of lavender oil is a brilliant accessory for meditation and mindfulness.
Throat Chakra : Add one drop of lavender to a your throat area and repeat the affirmation “I speak my truth with confidence”
Lavender is also known to soothe the third eye chakra ( Ajna ) especially when experiencing headahes, difficulty concentrating and intuitive blocks.
Third Eye Chakra : Add one drop of lavender to the middle of your forehead repeat the affirmation “I’m guided by my intuition and trust it fully”
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