Archive for September 11th, 2019

Lavender essential oil is the first one I ever used and at first I didn’t like the smell of it because I thought it smelled medicinal. Now I love the smell of lavender and it has so many uses that I always have a supply on hand. It is the most commonly used essential oil in the world because it is gentle and safe, can be used neat (without a carrier oil), promotes relaxation and has great therapeutic properties. Studies have shown that it can lesson the severity of diabetes, improve body weight and protect the liver and kidneys from degeneration.

Seven Uses for Lavender

  1. Restful sleep – add 5 drops of lavender oil to a diffuser beside the bed or apply 2-3 drops to the back of the neck as well as the chest and temples.
  2. Skin soother – for cuts, burns and other skin irritations, lavender is very soothing. Simply mix lavender oil with coconut oil and apply it to the irritated area twice daily.
  3. Stress calmer – to produce feelings of calm, peace and relaxation, either diffuse lavender oil, add it to a warm bath or apply it to the temples, wrists and the soles of the feet.
  4. Blood pressure equilibrium  – diffuse lavender close by during the work day to help soothe stressful behaviors and promote healthy blood pressure.
  5. Blood sugars balance – studies show that lavender oil can protect the body from increases in blood glucose. Apply it to the back of the neck and the chest, diffuse it or add 1 drop to a glass of water or cup of tea.
  6. Headache reliever – For relief from a headache, inhale lavender oil for 15 minutes. You can also mix 2 drops lavender with 2 drops of peppermint oil and apply it to the back of the neck and on the temples as an aid for tension and as a pain reliever.
  7. Healthy skin – lavender oil can be applied directly to the skin or mixed with a carrier oil for those with skin sensitivities.

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