Oh, how I love lavender! I could wax poetic for hours on the amazing versatility of lavender essential oil. Personally, I reach for it when I need a mood boost, at night for sleep support, and in the morning as a part of my skin care routine. It is a staple in my tool kit against hormonal imbalance.
Just the aroma of lavender eases tension and soothes piqued emotions, while its intense impact on the nervous system makes it an oil to try for most every need. It has also proven to be a powerful tool against depression, anxiety, and insomnia in even the most agitated of patients. But for women suffering from symptoms caused by hormonal imbalance or issues with menstruation, lavender’s analgesic and calming properties become paramount in relieving discomfort.
In times of anxiety or mood shifts, both inhaling lavender’s light floral scent while simultaneously applying it to pulse points always immediately soothes my body. For sleep support, diffusing lavender throughout the night in addition to applying it to the bottoms of feet and ankles before bed will help to ease you into a restful and sustaining slumber. Women can also utilize it as spot treatments for skin irritation or add it to skin care products to soothe and rejuvenate the complexion. And don’t forget a massage with a carrier oil to alleviate symptoms of menstrual discomfort!