Benefits of Lavender

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For centuries man-kind has used lavender to relax, soothe and heal. Ancient medical texts extol its healing powers and today’s chemists and scientists have confirmed conclusive evidence to support their beliefs.

Lavender promotes beauty, health and well-being through most of the body’s senses; Sight, touch, taste and smell.

Of all the essential oils, lavender is the most versatile and is one of the only essential oils that can be used neat on the skin. This gentleness makes it ideal and totally safe for babies, children and pregnant mothers. All-natural lavender products can moisturize, cleanse and protect a baby’s skin whilst their soothing properties also help with post-natal depression by calming the new mother and baby.

I have suffered from dreadful arthritic pains in my hands for years. Cape Lavender’s Arthritic Balm is the only thing to give me any relief. I just rub a little in a couple of times a day and I feel human again. – David R, SA

Lavender is widely used in aromatherapy to ease tension, tiredness and feelings of depression and its gentle yet powerful healing properties allow it to be used for a wide variety of treatments including:

  • Muscular aches and pains: Use massage or muscle balm and oil
  • Headaches: Massage into temples or use pulse point oil
  • Insomnia: Use a drop of oil on pillow, sleep balm or sleep pillow
  • Insect bites and stings: Use lavender healer or undiluted oil on affected areas
  • Dermatitis, eczema and acne: Rub lavender healer into affected areas
  • Burns, scalds and sunburn: Rub lavender healer into affected areas
  • Depression, anxiety, tension, irritability: Use bath oil, massage oil or oil burner
  • Hyperactivity in children: Use bath oil, massage oil or oil burner
  • Hair and scalp conditions: Use lavender shampoo and conditioner
  • Menstrual pain: Massage on lower abdomen
  • Room fragrancing: Use lavender air freshener or oil burner
  • Pets: Use lavender shampoo to kill fleas and condition the coat; diluted oil or healer to cleanse wounds and flea bites
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