Nervous System

The nervous system controls movement and feeling.  Oils that are beneficial to the nervous system include:

Respiratory System

Through the respiratory system we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide.  Essential oils can be inhaled or used topically to help this system.  Oils that are beneficial to the respiratory system include:

Lavender Oil

Latin name: Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula latifolia, Lavandula x intermedia

Function

  • calming
  • good for headaches, stress, colds, and flu
  • helps heal the skin
  • muscle pain
  • aids PMS symptoms
  • insect repellant

Properties

  • anti-depressant
  • antiseptic
  • anti-viral
  • anti-bacterial
  • expectorant
  • sedative
  • nervine

Lavandula angustifolia is the most common lavender, it is soothing.  Lavandula latifolia is also known as spike lavender and is better for the respiratory and muscular systems.  Lavandula x intermedia is also known as lavendin, it is calming, antiseptic, and anti-viral.