Why Lavender Is The Best Essential Oil For All Your Zen Needs

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    There are dozens of essential oils on the market, which can make it a bit overwhelming to choose the right brand, much less the right type of oil! Lavender oil, with a long history and a broad range of applications, is a great first step into the essential oils market. 

    Before we dig into the uses of lavender oil, let's talk about the history of this light, fragrant essential oil. 

    What Is Lavender Oil?

    Lavender oil is an essential oil made from the fragrant purple flowers of the lavender plant, which is native to the Mediterranean region. Today, lavender is all over the world, it tends to flourish as long as it gets plenty of sunlight. 

    Lavender oil has been used in various capacities for centuries, in fact, the Ancient Egyptians used lavender oil in the mummification process. During the Black Plague, many people, including doctors, used lavender to ward off the disease by countering the 'evil' smells they believe transmitted the plague.  

    Today, lavender oil is one of the most popular essential oils on the market with a broad range of applications, including promoting a balanced mind and improving sleep. It has a sweet, floral scent that is refreshing without being overwhelming. 

    The Calming and Zen-like Benefits of Lavender Oil

    From baby shampoo to sleep masks, the scent of lavender is a popular choice for products meant to promote calm and a zen-like state. Lavender oil, a concentrated oil made from the lavender flower, offers calming benefits and much, much more. 

    Lavender oil is, by far, the most popular essential oil on the market. Here are just a few reasons why so many people love lavender oil. 

    Improves Mood and Reduces Stress

    Sometimes, life gets overwhelming. From raising kids to long commutes and less-than-helpful bosses, everyday annoyances can lead to massive amounts of stress.No matter what causes stress in your life, lavender oil may help lower your stress levels and promote a more positive mood so you can give life your very best. 

    Several scientific studies have suggested that lavender may be an ideal natural solution for calming the nervous system by reducing anxiety and depression-like behaviors. Breathing in the relaxing scent of lavender may also increase social interaction.  

    If you are looking for a way to turn around your day, lavender oil may be just the solution you need! Stop letting a bad mood and stress get in the way of you living your life to the fullest! 

    Supports Brain Function

    Your brain is in charge of keeping your body running, from making sure you breath regularly to keeping your heart beating. It also helps controls your emotions and allows you to remember events that happened in the past. That means supporting your brain supports overall well being. 

    The inhalation of the scent of lavender has been shown to improve the brain's ability to function, making it easier to recall memories and focus. 

    Whether you are facing the afternoon work slump or suffering from the very real symptoms of mom-brain, lavender oil can help your brain get back to work! Which can lead to a much happier, more productive day. 

    Relieves Headaches

    Headaches can make you miserable and make it difficult to function. The pain feels almost impossible to escape and over the counter medication often don't work or can cause major health issues, including kidney damage, stomach ulcers, and even brain bleeds. 

    Luckily, there is a more natural solution! Lavender oil has been shown to reduce blood pressure, which may reduce inflammation that can cause headaches. A recent study also indicates that inhalation of lavender oil may help reduce the pain associated with acute migraines

    Using lavender oil could help you reduce the usage of over the counter pain meds (and avoid those nasty side effects!) for minor headaches. For severe migraine sufferers, inhaling lavender oil could make it easier to stay engaged with your life by reducing the amount of time you spend treating migraines. 

    Improves Sleep and Insomnia

    Sleep plays a crucial role in overall health and wellbeing. While you sleep, your body goes to work repairing muscles and blood vessels so you can keep up with everything life throws at you. Lack of sleep has also been linked to many chronic conditions, including heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, depression, and stroke.  

    While there are a number of over the counter and prescription drugs to help promote sleep, those can be habit-forming or leave you feeling groggy the next day. In more rare cases, sleep aids can cause dizziness, trouble breathing, hallucinations, and even seizures. 

    If you find yourself counting sheep to get to sleep at night, you might benefit from the benefits of lavender oil. A number of studies have been done on the impact of  lavender on sleep patterns. Scientists have found it may help treat mild insomnia, reduce sleep issues in middle-aged women, and help promote sleep in the elderly.  

    If you want to stop tossing and turning at night and improve your ability to function during the day, lavender oil might just be the solution you've been searching for. 

    Relieves Pain

    Does acute or chronic pain keep you from living your best life? From muscles aches to chronic conditions, pain can make it incredibly difficult to do the things you love. And although there is no shortage of over the counter or prescription pain meds to help manage pain, the long term impact of those drugs can wreak havoc on your health. 

    Or, you could try a more natural solution for pain relief by using lavender oil! Several scientific studies have shown that aromatherapy, specifically inhaling the calming scent of lavender, can help reduce pain and inflammation. This lets you get back to doing what you love and while avoiding the many side effects that go hand in hand with more traditional pain management medications. 

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    What is the Best Lavender Oil to Buy? 

    With the rise of online shopping, there is no shortage of stores and online retailers selling lavender oil. The problem is, not all lavender oil is created equal. Some manufacturers dilute their oil to the point where it loses its effectiveness. Or, they may include less natural ingredients, which can impact the effectiveness of the oil. 

    At Art Naturals, we believe in keeping things simple. Our lavender oil is a pure, undiluted oil created by steam-distilling Bulgarian lavender flowers. We don't add any other chemicals and our oil is 100% all natural, so you can enjoy all the benefits of lavender oil.  

    Purchase Art Naturals lavender oil today and start enjoying life with a clear mind, less pain, and a better night's sleep. 

    How to Use Lavender Oil

    Like most essential oils, there are multiple ways to enjoy the benefits of lavender oil. You can apply it topically, inhale the scent directly from your hand, or use an oil diffuser to release the scent. 

    Our lavender oil is undiluted, which means you need to dilute it with a carrier oil before using it topically. You can also add the oil to your favorite oil diffuser and enjoy the calming scent throughout your home. 

    DIY Calming Liquid Hand Soap w/Lavender Oil 

    For a calming vibe every time you wash your hands, make your own lavender-scented hand soap. 

    Combine the following ingredients in an 8 oz bottle with soap pump attachment: 

    Screw on pump top, and shake to combine. Now you can enjoy the relaxing benefits of lavender oil every time you wash your hands! 

    Do not ingest lavender oil and take care to keep it out of your eyes, ears, and nose. 

    Conclusion

    Lavender oil is one of the most diverse essential oils on the market. If you are just getting into essential oils or if you are looking for that perfect gift, lavender oil is an ideal choice. 

    It has been popular for thousands of years, and for good reason! Scientific research proves what the Egyptians, Romans, and Europeans have known for thousands of years— lavender oil can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and help you get a good night's sleep.

    Are you ready to enjoy all the benefits of lavender oil?