Organic Lavender Products

Is Lavender As Good As It Smells?

In recent times, there has been an increase in the use of lavender for therapeutic purposes. There are many benefits to using this natural scent that range from promoting sleep to relieving anxiety and stress. Lavender oil has become popular because it can be used in a variety of ways including use on both skin and hair as well as being applied topically or diffused into the air through an essential oil diffuser or candle.

Some studies have shown that lavender can help with pain relief, skin conditions, and even anxiety. It also has many uses in cooking, beauty goods, home remedies, and more. According to clinical research lavender also helps with digestive issues and skin conditions (even acne).

To dig a little deeper, lavender directly affects the parasympathetic nervous system. This system manages bodily processes related to anxiety. When the parasympathetic nervous system allows anxiety to leap into overdrive, lavender assists in regulating these processes primarily due to Linalool which is a fragrant alcohol located in lavender extracts. Linalool also acts as an antidepressant and analgesic by directly interacting with the opioid receptors in the brain. In addition, lavender increases serotonin levels, which is one of our body’s natural mood-boosting substances. It also suppresses the release of cortisone and other stress hormones associated with pain, tension, and anxiety. So it’s kind of a double-whammy, anti-stress and anti-pain reliever. Linalool not only has relaxing properties, but it also has antimicrobial properties that destroy and inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus. This includes bacteria like Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, and fungi.

In conclusion, yes, lavender has a wide range of benefits outside of its appealing scent.