http://www.boynecountrycandles.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Lavendar-Candles.jpgBreathe in relaxation… breathe out tension. Let your worries and stresses fall away when you choose to bring the sweet, relaxing fragrant smell of lavender essential oil into your home.
Lavender Offers Both Physical and Emotional Relief
For centuries lavender oil has been used as an antifungal and antibacterial agent, that can be used on the skin to treat fungal and bacterial infections, as well as around the home as a non-toxic, aquatic life friendly cleaning agent as it is one of the most antiseptic essential oils.
It is also never too far from an aromatherapists fragrance kit due to its incredible power to relieve stress and anxiety, which is the most common reason for a client’s visit in the first place.
So, whether just a little burnt out from life’s up’s and down’s or completely frazzled, lavender oil essence is here to help you to unwind, escape from it all and may even help you sleep better at night.
Lavender Oil 101
To obtain lavender oil to begin with, it first has to be extracted from the flowers of the lavender plant mainly using steam distillation.
With its sweet, floral and herbal smell with gentle balsamic undertones, the principal constituents of lavender oil include; Linalol, linalyl acetate, geranyle, eucalyptol, pinene, limonene, cineole, phenol, coumarins, flavonoids.
Ease Your Health Complaints with Lavender
You may already realise it, but what we smell can have a huge effect on our emotions. This is because the limbic system is responsible for processing both emotions and odor. With this in mind, by finding the right essential oil you could help improve your health in many different ways.
Here are just some of the ways lavender inhalation therapy could help your health improve.
Headaches – If your headache is a tension headache (which is the most common type), then by inhaling lavender you could help to get rid of it drug free. As lavender can help to relax your neck, head and shoulder muscles where the tension that causes the headache usually occurs.
Anxiety & Depression – Lavender has the ability to not only relax but invigorate you too, which is how it can help to increase your energy levels and mental clarity. Both of which people with anxiety and depression report to be lacking.
Insomnia – Lavender can be so relaxing when inhaled, that it can even help chronic insomnia sufferers get a good night’s sleep.
Muscles & Muscle Spasms – By acting in the same way as relieving a tension headache, lavender can also be inhaled to help relax tense muscles and muscle spasms.
S.A.D (Seasonal Affective Disorder) – One of the natural solutions often recommended for treating S.A.D sufferers is aromatherapy, and lavender oil is highly recommended out of the many essential oils available.
Lavender Relaxation Claims Backed Up By Science
NYU Langone Medical Centre have stated that there have been several studies that when lavender oil has been inhaled, it might be able to offer benefit to those living with severe dementia by reducing their agitation levels.
Do you suffer with dental anxiety? Well that could be a thing of the past as researchers from King’s Cross College London found that inhalation of the lavender scent could help to relax anxious dental patients.
One further study published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand provided substantial evidence that inhalation of lavender oil has a relaxing effect on humans, proving that it is not just merely a ‘placebo’ effect.
Release Feel Good Hormones & Get Happy!
Just by inhaling lavender essential oil you can help your brain to produce serotonin which is known as the ‘feel good’ or ‘happy’ hormone. And by doing this, you will experience calm throughout your entire body.
One way you can obtain the relaxing properties that lavender has to offer is through our lavender infused handmade, natural Soy Wax candles. These luxury candles burn cleanly and there is no sooty smoke or toxins associated with burning paraffin wax.
Only the finest organic lavender is used, sourced from Provence, France and they are available in two different sizes.
Introduce the aromatic aroma of lavender into your life today through our handcrafted organic candles and achieve that deeply relaxed feeling that will melt all your worries away…
NYU Langone Medical Centre http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=224316
King’s Cross College London http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265922.php
Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22612017