The lavender flowers have long been used in baths, for the purpose of purification of the body and mind.
The lavender oil is one of the few that can be applied to the skin undiluted. Since it helps its regeneration, it is an excellent tool in the healing of wounds and scars, acne, eczema and burns.
The lavender is a useful tool in the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections of the skin.
Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) has amazing anti-inflammatory properties that make it extremely beneficial for use in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
This oil can be a fantastic, natural and side effect
free means of treating symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
It is important to note that lavender essential oil can help reduce symptoms of inflammation and provide pain relief to affected areas.
If the condition has progressed to the point of joint destruction, it is not capable of reversing current damage to the joints.
Lavender Oil (Essential) – Recipe
- 3 – 4 cups of fresh Lavender flowers (avoid the old woody growth of the plant)
- A carrier oil (you will need enough to fill the container almost to the top leaving 1/2 inch of free space and to completely cover the plant material).
How to make it:
– Cut the lavender flowers about 1-2 inches long or smaller.
– Place your Lavender into the glass jar and fill with your chosen oil.
– Put the lid in place and set the jar in a warm spot.
– Allow to sit at least 48 hours although an extra day will not hurt the process.
The Lavender Oil will be attracted to your base oil and create a Lavender infused oil (More on WikiHow).
You will need to strain out the plant material using the strainer or cheesecloth squeezing out all the oil you can before placing more plant material into the jar.
You will want to repeat this process 2-3 times or more until the desired strength of fragrance is achieved.
Store your finished oil in the dark glass bottle in a cool dark place to preserve it’s healthful properties.
It should last up to a year when properly stored.