10 Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil 

10 Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil 

by | Apr 12, 2022 | Essential Oils, Stress Less

The Miracle of Lavender Essential Oil

Of course you’ve heard of lavender essential oil and you probably have heard that it can help support sleep. But it does so much more than that! Read more below about the 10 benefits of lavender essential oil. 

Lavender is a purple herb from the Mediterranean region, and its oils are extracted by way of low pressure steam distillation. Lavender essential oil is thought to help with sleep issues, depression, nausea, and stress.

So how does it work? Scent and the brain are closely related. In short, essential oils are thought to have therapeutic effects by stimulating the olfactory system, which is connected to the limbic system in the brain. This is the part of the brain that controls functions such as breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance. By simply inhaling essential oils, you can enjoy its benefits. 

10 benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender does more than just smell wonderful and help you sleep.

Helps support sleep

We’ve already mentioned that lavender may help you to sleep better. What is more important than sleep? Enough hours of sleep can do wonders for your body, mind and spirit. If you are looking for a natural way to feel rested, look no further than lavender essential oil. It’s known for improving your body’s melatonin levels and supporting a better night’s rest. It’s even been shown to help mothers experiencing postpartum anxiety to lower levels of anxiety.   

May help improve mood, anxiety and depression

Inhaling lavender may help soothe and calm the nervous system, helping to ease your depression, mood and anxiety. 

Supports headache pain

Known as a natural sedative, lavender works rapidly to help relieve tension, ease anxiety, calm your mind and relax your body. All of which in return may help ease headache pain.

Can act as a mosquito repellent

Lavender not only may help calm inflamed and irritating bites and stings when applied topically, but also acts as an effective insect repellent.  

Is a natural odor blocker

One incredible benefit of lavender is its beautiful, clean floral scent. This makes lavender a great natural choice as an odor blocker. 

May provide nausea relief

Lavender oil may help relieve feelings of nausea or motion sickness. This is a great natural solution for pregnant women, kids who suffer from car sickness, those who experience sea sickness, and anyone impacted by a stomach bug or food poisoning and more.  

May help with stress management

Everyone goes through stressful situations at times. Lavender oil has therapeutic properties to help  calm your body and mind after a hectic day. 

May lend itself to brain health

Thanks to its potent antioxidant properties, lavender oil is known for helping to improve memory loss and dementia symptoms. 

Could help with pain management

As a natural painkiller, lavender may help ease muscle or joint pain or aches. 

Supports hair and scalp health

Thanks to its antimicrobial properties, lavender oil may reduce scalp inflammation and dry scalp. 

Has potential to aid in wound repair

The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties in lavender oil may help heal scrapes and wounds, small burns, and offer relief from sunburn.

Scentral Zone’s Stress Less Diffuser

With all of the benefits offered by lavender essential oil, it’s definitely worth trying. Scentral Zone’s Stress Less scent diffuser is wearable and convenient. Simply attach it to your shirt collar and breathe in the calming aromas of lavender, vanilla, cassia, and clove essential oils.