Lavender Essential Oil

By The Petite Plantation - November 15, 2017

Ways to use Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil is one of the most common essential oils and has been used for thousands of years in cosmetics, perfumes and even for embalming! Ancient Romans utilized lavender for healing, deterring insects and for washing. And because this essential oil is so versatile, it is one of the top ten must have essential oils for your home apothecary!

Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

  • has calming and relaxing properties
  • soothes occasional skin irritations
  • helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections
  • used in aromatherapy to help relieve a headache
  • used in aromatherapy to help relieve coughs and colds
  • used in aromatherapy to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprain, strains or rheumatoid arthritis 

Ways to use Lavender Essential Oil

  • Diffuse 3-4 drops in the air or on diffuser jewelry to promote relaxation in adults & children.
  • Apply a drop on the bottom of foot for a restful night.
  • Apply a drop on occasional skin irritations to soothe.
  • Add to this Baby Bum Spray recipe!
  • Apply a drop on the temples or neck for it's calming properties.
  • Add it in this Headache Roller Blend.
  • Add in your homemade salves or body care products.
  • Dilute in coconut oil to massage on muscle sprains or strains.
  • Combine with water for a DIY Fabric Spray for your sofa, linens or pillow.
  • Add 5 drops to your bubble bath to add to your bath water to promote relaxation.
  • Add it to water in a mister bottle to refresh your linens.

Why even use essential oils?


Essential oils and plant medicine have been used in history for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of physical and emotional ailments. They are the what people used before we could run to a pharmacy! So, the return of essential oils isn't really trendy or a fad, it's people living wildly and returning to a simpler natural medicine that worked for human kind for centuries.

What I love most about essential oils is that they get in your body on a cellular level to promote optimal wellness and address the root of your issues rather than just treating the symptoms. If you want to get pure, potent and effective essential oils, click here.

Sources: 

http://www.kitchenproject.com/history/Herbs/Lavender
http://www.doterra.com/US/en/p/lavender-oil

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