violet essential oil

Violet essential oil is extracted from the flower or leaf of the violet plant. The leaves are heart shaped and the plant has a sweet, floral aroma. The oil has some therapeutic properties which give its reputation for having health benefits. Common uses for the oil include using it as pain relief, as a diuretic and as an antiseptic. Benefits and uses of violet essential oil

Skin care

Violet essential oil is gentle on the skin and it can be used for several different skin conditions. Violet essential oil is very effective for dry skin and can help soothe inflammation, heal thread veins, and can be used to treat acne and eczema. The oil is safe for topical use if you dilute it first.  Beat muscle and joint inflammation Violet essential oil can help boost circulation to the muscles which helps with soreness whether it’s from general aches and pains or from a tough workout. . Some nice carrier oils to mix it with for massage include sweet almond oil and coconut oil. You can also add a few drops of the oil to your bath.

Treats headaches

Violet essential oil is reputed to be comforting and calming, so it can relieve tension associated with headaches and migraines.

 Stop colds in their tracks

Violet essential oil can be effective in treating the symptoms of the common cold, such as congestion, blocked sinuses, and scratchy throats. Violet oil is what’s called an expectorant, so it loosens up phlegm.

Treats insomnia

Violet oil is effective in inducing sleep as it has relaxing and calming properties.

To ease inflamed skin

If you are suffering from inflamed skin, violet essential oil can help calm and soothe the skin. The oil has antiseptic properties so it can be useful for acne.

To relieve pain

Violet contains salicylic acid which reduces pain and helps relieve muscle cramps.

It relieves bloating

The oil can be used to relieve intestinal bloating and gas.  The effects of the oil, massage and heat relieve abdominal discomfort.

 It calms coughs and loosens mucus

Violet essential oil is an expectorant which means it enables congestion to be cleared from the chest and sinuses. Add a drop of the essential oil to hot water (not boiling water) in a bowl. Sit with your face over the bowl and a towel over your head, and inhale the vapour for a few minutes.

 It can help to relieve stress

It can ease depression and anxiety