The Amazing Benefits of Lavender Oil: Aromatherapy to Aid Anxiety

Lavender oil is commonly used in treating anxiety. It gives you the same satisfaction when you are receiving a massage or just perceiving the scent of the oil. Aromatherapy had been found useful in calming anxiety and managing depression in psychiatric patients. When combined with massage, it works perfectly for improving the mood and lowering anxiety.

Lavender oil is useful in promoting well-being and calming anxiety. At the same time, it can help to lower stress and all disease related to anxiety. Other things for which it is useful are:

• Cancer

• Heart disease


• Diabetes

• Allergies

• Sleep problems

In fact, Lavender oil had been used in also taming tigers and lions. This is because of its ability to calm anxiety and stress. Its medical properties are also many, which make it a natural superstar. Its popularity has also increased over time, and it is being used as a conventional drug in certain treatment procedures.

The anxiety and aromatherapy benefits of Lavender oil

Lavender oil is among the most studied essential oils globally. The most studied of its functions is the relaxing effect. Lavender oil can also calm the nervous system, and it also can lower blood pressure. Additionally, it is useful in treating skin temperature and lowering heart rate. It will have a relaxing effect on you.

Aside from the above benefits, Lavender oil is also useful in treating mild insomnia. As a result, you can sleep better with the aid of the oil. The aromatherapy effect of Lavender oil makes it useful for treating depression and reducing anxiety. It can also be used in treating postpartum depression. Lavender oil also has usefulness in medical settings for reducing anxiety. It is useful in dental office and at the intensive care unit for surgery.

Your brain pathway can also be stimulated by Lavender oil. It can also stimulate your limbic system, which is the brain center that controls memories and emotional responses. After application of Lavender oil in aromatherapy, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Electroencephalography (EEG) show that the aromatherapeutic effect of the oil is highly significant.

The oil is safe, but individuals suffering from Lavender oil allergies may not find it helpful entirely Lavender oil also has an estrogenic effect. It can be applied directly to the skin. It should, however, be applied with caution, especially when dealing with children.

Other great benefits of Lavender oil

The oil can be used for other purposes as highlighted below:

• Muscle relaxant

• Dry skin

• Insect repellent

• Dermatitis

• Acne treatment

• Chickenpox

• Insect Bites

• Burns

• Inflammation

• Digestive distress, gas, and colic

• Inducing sleep




• Asthma

• Allergies

• Menstrual cramps

• Muscle aches and sprains

• Headache and migraines

• Pain relief

Uses of Lavender oil

You can use Lavender oil as described below:

• Add about six drops of the Lavender oil to the water for your bath if you have dry skin

• Also, you can diffuse about 12 drops of the oil into the atmosphere to relieve your stress during a workday.

• Additionally, you can add two drops of the oil in an organic oil like olive oil and almond oil. It can then be used for warding off insects, improving sleep, and improving your skin

• The organic oil is carrier oil for the Lavender oil. It can be used to dilute the oil for the benefit of your skin

• The oil can also be used in place of your lotion. It is a refined oil


The aromatherapy effect of Lavender oil is more or less an alternative and complementary medicinal product, and it can help tap into the healing scents of this oil. The oil is also extorted from plants and used in balancing the spirit, body, and mind. The oil can also be diluted with water and then diffused into the atmosphere. You can equally add it to the acupressure points of your body. Specific essential oils can also be used to promote better sleep, relax your body and relieve stress.

Aromatherapy uses of Lavender oil

You can use Lavender oil in many creative ways, especially aromatherapeutically. You can also use scented candles for aromatherapeutic purposes. The oil is equally useful for managing anxiety. Aside from the other uses of this oil, it can also be used for the purposes highlighted below:

• You can use an aromatherapy diffuser in spreading the scents of the Lavender oil in your room

• You can inhale the oil directly for its effects. Pour it on your palm, and rub the hands together, then cup your hands to your face. Also, you can dip a cotton ball inside the oil and bring it close to your nose.

• You can equally mix the oil with unscented almond oil or other carrier oils. It can equally work together with your unscented body lotion.

• You can add the oil to your bathing water, and it can help you to relax. The oil equally has healing powers on you.

Sources and references:

Anti-inflammatory activity of linalool and linalyl acetate constituents of essential oils, Phytomedicine. 2002 Dec;9(8):721-6.

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