This post was supposed to go live yesterday… My apologies. I do know it’s Tuesday :O) oops. You may get two posts today!
I found this picture on Pinterest. My words exactly, “food for the body and soul.” Just thinking about the smell of Lavender puts me in a calm and relaxed mood. My girls reach for it as perfume, we use it to heal cuts and burns, and to treat seasonal allergies. We put a drop in tea to receive the same calming benefits of chamomile tea, I could go on an on. It has done amazing things for dry skin when combined with coconut oil or used in lavender lotion. We have made bath salts with epsom salt and drops of lavender because it is MAGNIFICENT in a bath. There are lots of ideas on Pinterest for using this oil. I diffuse it in my essential oils diffuser as well.
Here is what Young Living has to say about their Lavender Essential Oil.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. The French scientist René Gattefossé was among the first to discover these properties when he was severely burned in a laboratory explosion. Lavender may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods. Lavender has an approximate ORAC of 3,669 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
Pinterest love for Lavender
Here are more tips on using Lavender.
Soothe minor burns by applying 2–3 drops of lavender essential oil to the affected area.
Rub lavender essential oil on dry or chapped skin to moisturize the affected area.
Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a cotton ball and place it in closets and drawers to scent linens and repel moths and insects.
You may be able to minimize the appearance of scar tissue by massaging lavender essential oil on or around affected areas.
Place a few drops of lavender essential oil on a wet cloth or dryer sheet to deodorize and freshen your laundry.
Diffuse lavender essential oil to minimize seasonal discomforts.
Rub a few drops of lavender essential oil onto your hand and spread over your child’s pillow to help him/her sleep.
Diffuse lavender essential oil to set the mood for a baby shower or social gathering.
Diffuse or inhale lavender essential oil to calm your mind, body, and spirit after a hard day’s work.
Lavender can be purchased HERE for $28.62, or you can become a member here over at Granola Convert and get it at the distributor price of $21.75 . Be sure to use my name and member number, Kelli Wright – 1367019.