| Lavender has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and therapeutic properties for thousands of years.
Lavender (lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. Most commonly known for its relaxing effects on the body, therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly regarded for the skin. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations. It will heal burns (2nd & 3rd degree) REVERSE the damage and virtually erase SCARRING if you have suffered a burn.
- Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities
- Soothes occasional skin irritations
- Helps skin recover quickly
- Eases muscle tension in the head and neck
The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing – physically and emotionally. Carrying a bottle of lavender around with you is like having your own personal first aid kit, perfume and pick-me-up.
Here are 13 ways you can incorporate lavender in to your daily life:
Rub 2-3 drops of lavender oil in your cupped palms, then use the inhalation method to draw the scent all the way into your amygdala gland (the emotional warehouse) in your brain to calm the mind. Then, rub on the feet, temples, wrists (or anywhere) for an immediate calming effect on the body. Great for use in crowded areas like planes or subways to carve out your own personal oasis.
2. Sleep aid
Again, use the cupping and inhalation method. Then, rub a drop of Lavender oil on your palms and smooth on your pillow to help you sleep.
3. Bee sting / Insect bite
Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching reduce swelling.
4. Major or Minor burn
Put 2-3 drops Lavender oil on a minor burn to decrease pain. I use it this way in my kitchen ALL THE TIME. But I have had a pan of boiling water fall on my chest and torso. I suffered 2nd & 3rd degree burns as a result. I used full strength lavender oil directly on the burns twice a day. I showered, using essential oil soaps and then anointed my burns with straight lavender and then sealed it with organic coconut oil. After 3 weeks my burns were 90% healed and there was ZERO scarring. After 9 weeks there was no sign of any skin damage. Result: NO fever, infection, swelling or unbearable pain. NO sign of any burn and No pain after healing. Lavender works wonders!
Drop Lavender oil on cut to stop bleeding, clean wound, and kill bacteria.
6. Eczema / Dermatitis
Mix several (30) drops of Lavender oil with a carrier oil ( 4oz. of coconut or jojoba) and use topically on eczema and dermatitis. *BUT removing wheat and gmo sugars is also required for success in this arena*
To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of lavender oil on a tissue and wrap it around a small chip of ice. Push the tissue covered ice chip up under the middle of the top lip to the base of the nose and hold as long as comfortable or until the bleeding stops (do not freeze the lip or gum).
9. Dry or chapped skin
Rub lavender oil on dry or chapped skin.
10. Chapped or sunburned lips
Rub a drop of lavender oil on chapped or sunburned lips.
11. Hay fever
Rub a drop of lavender oil between your palms and inhale deeply to help alleviate the symptoms of hay fever.
Rub several drops of lavender oil into the scalp to help eliminate dandruff.
13. Cold sores
Put a drop of lavender oil on a cold sore.
***BONUS: Flavor booster!
Add a few drops of lavender to any recipe you want to enhance. Favorites: add to your water or tea (especially sparkling!), brownies, bars, cookies, dessert recipes, raw chocolate or salad dressings. Enjoy!
Word of Caution: There are some risks in using too much essential oil, including allergic reactions and headaches etc.. Basically, the same rules apply to using any other essential oil I recommend...
YOUR DIET MATTERS MORE & THESE OILS ARE ONLY YOUR CLEAN VERSION OF AN OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION.
Do not believe that using essential oils allows you the liberty to continue to avoid a correct lifestyle change or allows you the liberty to eat poison vs. nutrient dense food.