Lavender is one of the world’s most popular oils. Lavender has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and its therapeutic properties for thousands of years. Lavender is widely used and acknowledged for its calming and relaxing qualities. You see lavender scented baby products, linen sprays and eye pillows. Unfortunately, those products are loaded with toxic chemicals, are perfume grade and rarely contain any real essential oil. One of the ladies I work with is from Belgium and she smelled our lavender and she lit up and said “It smells like home! None of the other lavender I have smelled in the states smells like this!!!”
BOOM – yes, because it is from France and it is pure!
I like to call lavender the “Swiss Army Knife” of oils because it is so useful. I knew that it was relaxing but I had no idea that it soothes skin, helps skin recover quickly (think bug bites and minor boo-boos), eases muscle tension and it relaxes your mind. I like to diffuse lavender with wild orange for a peaceful night’s sleep. If you apply pure lavender oil to the back of your neck and temples it can relieve muscle tension and soothe mind and body.
In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for mummification, bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; its ability to calm and soothe the mind and body continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities. Due to Lavender’s versatility and soothing properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.
- Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet for a restful night’s sleep.
- Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand for minor burns, cuts, and scrapes.
- Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.
- Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck to ease muscle
- Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.