I would like to talk about Lavender Essential Oil. Lavender is the most used essential oil globally because it’s the most versatile essential oil. It’s most often used for its relaxing effects on the body but can also be used for cuts and bruises, stress, migraines, and emotional balance. If there is only one essential oil you need, this is it!
Emotionally, lavender essential oil is said to be the oil of honest communication and expression. It calms a racing mind, allowing a person to settle into their heart and speak with gentleness and kindness. It also eases anxiety or fear, including fears of rejection, and allows a person to feel present, calm, and engaged in healthy ways. It increases a sense of security and peace, and in this way helps to build trust in one’s self and others.
Lavender essential oil blends well with most oils (especially citrus oils), Clary Sage, and Geranium.
Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Cardamom, Wild Orange, Frankincense, or Roman Chamomile essential oils.
Popular Uses of Lavender Essential Oil
- Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet for a restful night’s sleep.
- Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand for minor burns, cuts, and scrapes.
- Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.
- Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck to ease muscle tension.
- Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.
- Lavender can help you to feel more grounded and focused, helping you concentrate and think clearly when used aromatically throughout the room or home, or just on your body.
- Diffuse pure lavender oil in the air or inhale directly for at least 30 seconds as needed to manage mood.
One of my favorite drinks to make for a party is Lavender Lemonade.
I use fresh Lemons, Lavender essential Oil, Blue Agave and Water.
Even my Puppy likes Lavender!
It calms her down and helps her sleep.
Here is a great video to watch
I would love to know what some of your experiences have been with Lavender Essential Oil.
Peace, Love and Balance,
MPORTANT NOTE ON QUALITY
Not all oils are created equal. Because of a lack of industry standards and a lack of regulation on terms such as “natural” or “pure”, much of what you find at the drug store is NOT a therapeutic grade of essential oil and may lack real quality or even contain contaminants or adulterants (way more common than you’d think).
A LOT goes into creating a high quality essential oil. A good brand should follow these guidelines:
- Proper plant varieties
- Each plant grown indigenously for the healthiest plant
- Grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides, etc
- Harvested with precise timing to ensure peak properties
- Extracted with proper temp and pressure to preserve oil molecules
- Third-party testing of every batch
- Stand behind the internal use of their oils
*FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.