Kashmir Lavender Essential Oils
When it comes to lavender essential oils, there are a handful of lavenders on the market. While they all have many of the same attributes, differences can be subtle such as where they originated or are produced (i.e. French lavender, Bulgarian lavender) and what level of linalyl they contain. All of them, however, offer up a plethora of health benefits as these specific essential oils are some of the most widely used and gentlest. Particularly fond of these essential oils are aromatherapists.
Specifically, kashmir lavender is steam distilled from the flowers of the plant ending up with a thin consistency and being described as smelling sweet and floral-like, among other things. Its unique characteristics are described as being more subtle, herbaceous, and grassy while also being lighter than some of the other lavender-based essential oils. If you blend your essential oils, you might try blending lavender with nutmeg, geranium, clary sage, pine, cedar wood, or bay.
Overall Benefits of Kashmir Lavender Essential Oils
- Work well as an insect repellent
- Can be soothing and help speed healing of burns, cuts, and sunburn
- Contain anti-inflammatory properties
- Have been used as a treatment for skin disorders such as psoriasis, wrinkles, acne, etc.
- Useful to cool overheated bodies
- Can lessen feelings of insecurity, agitation, and anger
Uses for Kashmir Lavender Essential Oils
For air fresheners, candles, potpourri, perfumery, soaps, etc. – basically anything that needs to smell good – lavender of any kind is likely to be involved. For hundreds of years, in fact, the uplifting, relaxing, and cooling effects of lavender have been sought after and cherished. Under adult supervision, lavender essential oils are extremely beneficial when used in home diffusers in areas where children play and sleep. They encourage calmness and serenity. When a diffuser is not at the ready, simply placing a couple of drops of these lavender essential oils in your hands and inhaling their refreshing aroma can produce the same effect.
Other than the recommendation that Kashmir lavender oils should not be taken internally, these essential oils are not known to cause any ill side effect.