Tell me, can anyone really look at that lavender field and not smell the lavender and instantly feel calm and relaxed?
I really love almost any essential oil I try. But, for day one of “An Oil a Day” I decided to showcase Lavender. It is, in my opinion one of the most useful oils, with many uses and most well known to everyone.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. Because of this dynamic aroma this flower is a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. Lavender essential oil isn’t just a favorite because of its classic scent—but also because it has so many uses.
Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home.
Here are a few ways you can use Lavender essential oil:
- Put a few drops into a diffuser and the scent will create a calming, relaxed feeling in the room. This is great at night in your bedroom.
- Fill a squirt bottle with water, add a few drops and use as a “spritz” for pillows and linens to aid in relaxation and sleep.
- Add a few drops to your favorite fragrance free lotion and use on your skin. It is great for calming redness in the skin.
- Many people use lavender oil to help with allergies. I have found that a drop applied inside each nostril stops that sniffly, sneezing, itchy nose that happens when my allergies flare up. Since this isn’t a medication – you can reapply as often as you wish.
In my home we all use the Lavender for allergies – even the kids. It has done wonders and my young grandchildren reach for the Lavender when they have that itchy runny nose! When I use it topically in my nose, my allergy symptoms are gone in a short time.
Lavender Relaxation Soak
- Fill the bathtub with really warm water.
- Add 1 cup of Epsom salts or Dead Sea Salt
- Add 4-5 drops of Lavender oil
I find the Dead Sea Salts or Pink Himalayan salt work best. I often mix up a large batch – just add the oil to the sea salts and store in a GLASS container. (oils will leach into plastic over time). This is the most relaxing bath and it is also great for your skin and hair. You have got to give it a try!
Lavender oil is a great start when trying essential oils. I have to say that not all essential oils are the same and I definitely recommend using 100% pure therapeutic grade oils. Young Living is the company I trust because of their sead to seel guarantee.
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