1. Better sleep quality
Lavender oil is well known for its calming effects, which helps induce sleep. Research has now shown that lavender essential oil can significantly improve sleep quality. Add a few drops of lavender oil to your pillow every night before bed and experience its dreamy effects.
2. Reduced anxiety
In addition to improving your sleep quality, lavender can also help reduce anxiety levels. Inhaling lavender essential oils has been shown to reduce levels of anxiety. Sprinkle a few drops in a diffuser or keep some oils in your bag and take a sniff when feeling anxious or overwhelmed throughout the day.
3. Promotes hair growth
Lavender not only helps promote healthy skin, but also has been shown to create new hair growth. When combined with other essential oils including thyme, rosemary and cedarwood it has been shown to significantly improve hair loss in alopecia areata (spot baldness) when massaged into the scalp daily.
4. Pain reduction
Lavender essential oil acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, making it an effective pain reliever for mild to moderate pain. It assists with osteoarthritis pain, neck and back pain. A popular use of lavender oil is in aromatherapy massage. Lavender oil mixed with a base oil, like coconut or jojoba, should be massaged into the area where pain exists.
5. Migraine headache relief
Migraines are the most debilitating of pain ailments. Due to its analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety actions, lavender can help reduce the pain and tension of any headache or migraine. Rub the oil (with a base oil or cream) on pressure points including your temples and the nape of your neck. Combine lavender with eucalyptus oil when applying topically for an added cooling effect.