Molly's Herbals

Lavender Oil

Information, Uses & Recipes

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The information provided on this Ib site is provided for educational and reference purposes only. This does not constitute medical or professional advice, but rather sharing of information obtained from my research on the use of Lavender Oil. The information provided below is not intended to diagnose or prescribe. Please read of the full disclaimer at the bottom of this page

Properties: antidepressive, antibacterial, astringent, analgesic, antispasmodic, anticonvulsive, antimicrobial, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, parasiticidal, relaxing, vulnerary, tonic.

Traditionally used for: abscess, acne, allergies, alopecia, asthma, arthritis, athletes foot, bites including insects, boils, burns, colds, colic, coughs, cystitis , earache, nausea, respiratory infections, rheumatism, sunburn, sun stroke, useful for eczema and dermatitis. May be useful for the immuneand lymphatic system, it is a natural sedative and can be useful in labor. Could be effective for physiological symptoms anxiety, mood swings, fear, being extroverted or even introverted even paranoia.

Often used for the treatment stress and depression. Lavender has a calming and mood lifting effect. Lavender essential oil may work to calm a nervous or excited animal. In depressed or aggressive animals, lavender can be used to lift spirits and adjust attitudes. For these applications, the oil is used in aromatherapy. An open bottle of the oil can be waved under the animal's nostrils, or a few drops are put on a piece of cardboard that is placed near the animal's bedding, under a car seat, or on the outside of a travel carrier. The sweet aroma helps the animal (as Ill as his human guardian) to relax during an otherwise stressful experience.

If a goat (or any livestock) is being kept in a stall due to illness, place 4 drops of oil in three different places in the goat's stall three times a day. This helps with the depression of being sick and helps eliminate some of the stress. If the goat is not being kept in a stall, place two drops of oil on their muzzle, above their nose

A few drops of the essential oil could be added to some water and placed in a vaporizer (or a potpourri simmering pot) and used to treat coughs and respiratory infections. When emitted near the animal in a closed room, the vapor aids in opening respiratory passages and inhibiting bacterial reproduction in the lungs.

    Other uses for pets & people:

  • For joint inflammation, stiffness, or pain, 10 drops of lavender oil can be added to 1 ounce of carrier oil (apricot kernel, sweet almond or extra virgin olive oil). This mixture then can be liberally massaged into the affected area to bring relief.
  • Two to three drops added to a carrier oil and massaged into the temples or neck may alleviate a headache or migraine. It is best used at the first sign of the headache. The same mixture may also help relieve minor burns, scalds and sunburn.
  • For insect bites and stings, I apply Lavender oil directly to the effected area. If you are sensitive, you may wish to dilute the oil by putting 10 drops of oil in 1 ounce of carrier oil.
  • Apply 1 or 2 drops Lavender oil and Tea tree oil directly to cuts, scrapes, or scratches to aid in promoting healing.
  • Natural Disinfectant Spray: Combine the following in a spray bottle, shake and spray.
    • 2 cups water
    • 1/4 cup vinegar
    • 1/4 tsp. Tea Tree oil
    • 1/4 tsp. Lavender oil

Cautions & Comments: For external use only. The volatile oils contained in lavender can be very hard on the liver and kidneys of animals, so internal use of this herb is best avoided. Under no circumstances should the highly concentrated essential oil be ingested. The oil should not be used on the skin in undiluted form because it may cause irritation. Avoid using essential oils on cats. Click here for more info.

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The information and statements presented on this site have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The use of herbs and essential oil for the prevention, treatment, mitigation or cure of disease has not been approved by the FDA or USDA. We therefore make no claims to this effect.

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