Essential oils are a great hit these days on social media, mainly trending because of their
use as beauty products. We have observed an increase in the demand of essential oils over
the past few years, as people like natural cures to their problems. Some essential oils are
everyone’s favourite, like tea tree oil or lavender oil, but today, we want to introduce another
fragrance oil packed with natural benefits.
The Lilac essential oil is derived from a plant called Syringa Vulgaris, which is grown in
Southern Iran and Eastern Europe. The oil is light purple and is derived from the leaves of
the above-mentioned plant.
Why use the Lilac Essential Oil?
First, it is important to state here that before using any essential oil, do a patch test to
confirm if you are allergic to it to avoid any adverse effects.
Let’s look into the benefits, the Lilac essential oil offers.
Antioxidant in nature and has healing properties.
The Lilac essential oil is famous for its healing properties, as it prevents infections. You can
use it on smaller cuts, injuries, burns and sores. Not only will it boost healing, it also will help
in the growth of new skin cells.
- Anti-ageing and is used in many beauty products.
You will find the Lilac essential oil as a primary element in many beauty care products
around the globe. People that are into skin care and beauty care routines will absolutely love
this oil as it rejuvenate the skin, moisturizes it, prevent wrinkles and stops the early ageing in
young adults. You can also use it as a skin soothing oil, if you get a sunburn after spending a
long day at the beach.
- The Lilac essential oil is an Immunity Booster.
Many old and traditional medicinal formulas had the lilac essential oil in them, as it causes
sweating and flushes the toxins out. People used it as a fever breaker too. Also, people used
to drink it to get rid of intestinal worms and parasites.
- Today, it is used as an Anti-depressant.
Aromatherapy is being the talk of the town these days, if you are into it, Lilac essential oil is
a must-have thing for you. Its amazing fragrance relieves stress, enhances mood and
promises a better sleep at night.
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- Using it as an Air freshener.
Drop only two droplets of the Lilac essential oil on your candle or use it in a diffuser, and it
will fill your whole house with an incredible, natural, herby fragrance.
- Using as a cleaning agent.
As I mentioned before, Lilac essential oil is good at repelling worms and parasites in the
human body. It is also great at keeping your house clean. You can use it to keep kitchen
counters clean and germ-free. Two drops of Lilac oil on your beddings or pillows will prevent
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How “Not-to-use” the Lilac essential oil?
Using it without doing a patch test.
As I mentioned earlier, always do a patch test on your arm before using any essential oil to
Why the patch test is necessary?
Many people will argue that the Lilac oil is not an all-natural oil. The reason behind
this argument is that this oil is not derived from the Lilac flower petals, because, they can
gather only a few drops from a ton of Lilac flower petals. So, the leaves are used to extract
fragrance, and that fragrance is mixed with another base oil. And off course, preservatives
are also added to ensure a longer shelf life. So it is possible that you may get allergic to the
base oil or the preservatives and not the Lilac oil itself.
Drinking the oil.
Do not consume this oil, with added preservatives it can be toxic.
If the Lilac essential oil is toxic, why was it used in the traditional medicines?
Herbal medicines had many ingredients that worked together to make a useful medicine in
the end. Traditional herbalists knew which ingredient will cut the toxic effects of the other
ingredient, and they can add how much of one certain oil to a medicine that it remained safe
to consume. So consuming the oil only will not be a smart choice.
Without diluting it.
Always use the Lilac oil after mixing it with another oil to prevent allergies and the
strong fragrance (if you are not a fan of strong smelling oils).
But, don’t worry, you can use the Lilac essential oil to relieve stress, to enhance mood, as an
air freshener, as a cleaning agent, as a bug repellant or simply as a body oil, just do not
Hope you enjoyed the read.