Essential oils are a product with a reputation for being used to cure all ills. Of course, scientifically speaking, that is a false claim. Though the oils cannot help every ailment, they do have some scientific benefits to our overall well-being if used correctly.
They can be a controversial topic in some circles thanks to the misinformation churned out by companies that sell oils in pyramid schemes/MLMs. The false advertisement of ‘miracle cures’ has misled some consumers to believe that they will replace modern medicine entirely – which simply isn’t the case.
However, some research has shown that some essential oils feature unique traits that do benefit our health in a small way. Some can be used for mental health purposes; to calm, soothe, and relax the mind. Others do have some minor physical health benefits such as aiding insomnia or easing a headache.
This article will focus on the proven benefits of lavender essential oil. Lavender has been marketed as a scent that can help with stress and anxiety. Essential oils are not meant to be swallowed, so please read the labels of any oils you buy before use.
The effect of lavender on stress and anxiety has been studied in-depth and scientists concluded it is helpful but tends to be ineffective unless mixed with other essential oils as part of aromatherapy and more traditional medication or talking therapy.
Lavender oils have been proven to help you fall asleep. It has the most benefit for people suffering from severe heart disease and for postpartum mothers who have just gone through labor, but it seems that smelling the oils has positive effects on most people.
Finally, lavender essential oils have been shown to provide pain relief for headaches and migraines when applied to the skin. It is a recent study, however, lavender oil effectively eased the pain of migraine sufferers who took part in the trial.
Hopefully, this article has been useful to you! Let us know in the comments if you try out lavender essential oils to boost your health!
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