I love lavender! I burn the oil all around the house,I bathe in it, make blue lavender soap, and recently lotion candles. I could not list all it's benefits without writing a small book! Here is just a bit more interesting facts about this beauty....AND remember, I am available, at no cost, to come and speak to groups on basic natural health, skin care, and well being for you and your family, through herbs, organics, etc.
According to the National Centre for Eating Disorders, generalized anxiety disorder and compulsive overeating are often hand-in-hand problems. Lavender essential oil has been found to be helpful in relieving symptoms of mild anxiety and may also benefit those suffering from generalized anxiety disorder.
A 2010 controlled clinical study compared lavender oil to lorazepam, a benzodiazepine. The study found that, for many of the test subjects, lavender oil worked almost as well as the drug.
A study published in “International Clinical Pharmacology” showed that subjects receiving 80 mg per day of lavender oil showed statistically significant reductions in anxiety levels compared to controls receiving a placebo. It is important to note that most clinical studies of lavender have used the oil rather than the tea because it is easier to measure the amount of active compounds the person is consuming.
Furthermore, lavender essential oil has been shown to improve sleep quality. Studies have shown a direct correlation between healthy sleep patterns and weight loss.