Introduction and Properties of Pure Lavender Oil
Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oil, used in aromatherapy. Its evergreen shrub produces beautiful flowers. Its botanical name is Lavender officianalis.
Lavender officianalis is a shrub that has a sweet floral, herbaceous and slightly woody scent. It is pale yellow or yellow green in colour.
Lavender oil is rich in ester and other chief constituents are linolylacetate , linalool, terpene alcohol , terpine – 4 –ol and camphor , cis – ocimene, lavandulyl acetate , 1,8 cineole limonene.
Lavender oil is extracted by steam stripping of the plant that is by passing steam around and through the lavender tops in a still.
Lavender oil is used for improving digestion. It has the ability to lessen acne, help in lightening skin tone and reduce wrinkles. Pure Lavender oil work to kill bacteria and this can prevent and heal acne breakouts. It unclogs pores and reduces inflammation.
How to Use Lavender Oil
- Take 4-5 drops of lavender oil and mix it with coconut oil (carrier oil) and apply it to your skin after washing our face.
- It acts as a toner by mixing 2 drops of lavender oil with one teaspoon of witch hazel soaked cotton ball in the blend and gently rub it over the face.
- Mix one drop of lavender oil with a drop of argon oil and put it directly on pimples,it reduces inflammation and regeneration of pimples.
- Lavender oil has antifungal properties and reduces inflammation.it helps to keep eczema at bay.
- Mix one or two drops of lavender oil with equal amount of tea tree oil, along with one teaspoon of coconut oil and apply on the affected area.It helps to treat psoriasis also.
- Lavender oil has skin lightening properties; therefore it helps to treat Hyper pigmentation.
- Lavender is rich in antioxidants, which help protect you from free radicals.Use a few drops of lavender oil with coconut oil and apply once a day.
- Lavender oil sprays also help you to treat sun burns. In a spray bottle take a cup of aloe vera juice, 2 tablespoon of distilled water, 10-12 drops of lavender oil and shake the bottle to mix it well and apply on the affected area.
- Lavender oil acts as mosquito repellents. Add few drops of lavender oil in right ounces of water and mix well .you can spray it on your body and clothes as well.
- Lavender Essential oil can also be ingested in the form of pill or used as steam for aromatherapy.
- It treats insect bite – mix one to drops with coconut oil and apply on affected area.
HOW TO CHECK PURITY OF THIS ESSENTIAL OIL
BLAT PAPER TEST-
With the help of glass dropper put one drop of essential oil in the circle drawn. The Essential oil may obtain Thirties minutes to two hours to dry. Check if a greasy ring /mark appears adroun the drop, the oil may be adulterated.