Lavender Essential Oil

Where do I begin with this oil?  It is the single most useful oil in all of creation. That is my opinion at least.  Did you know that this is the most popular product that Young Living carries? Yep, 100% pure Therapeutic-Grade Lavender Essential Oil.

From the Young Living website: “Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. As one of our most popular products, Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home.

Lavender essential oil isn’t just a favorite because of its classic scent—it’s also highly versatile. From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse many areas of your life.”

I like to call this the Swiss Army knife of essential oils.  In our house if you get a cut, a burn, a bug bite my answer is always to start with lavender.  Need to relax, sniff the bottle.  Need to really relax? Add 5-10 drops to a cup of epsom or Himalayan sea salt and soak yourself in a bath.  You may need help getting out if the tub after though…jello…complete jello.  Need some help with catching some zzz’s add a drop in some lotion and rub on the bottom of your feet before bed.  

Want your laundry to smell good, add a few drops to your wool dryer balls.  Please tell me you don’t use dryer sheets still…if you do, google “how toxic are dryer sheets?”  and then let’s chat cause you need some oils in your life!  Need to freshen up a room? Add a few drops of this to a 4 ounce spray bottle, add an ounce of witch hazel then top it off with water and use as a room spray.  Better yet, use your diffuser and add water and three drops of lavender to work the whole house over and have everyone feeling good.

To try and combat seasonal triggers, I like to add a drop of Lavender Vitality to my tea or lemonade.  You can use it to make candies and syrups too. Warning, this is an acquired taste and only for those that like “perfumey” kinds of foods/drinks.  

So there you have it, the veey tip if the lavender essential oil iceberg.  Go do your research and the come back and tell me how you use or plan to use this oil in your life. 

XO,

Rita

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