Lavender Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a commonly used Essential Oil and I recommend most everyone to start with Lavender! In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for mummification, bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume. I take a drop of lavender and a bit of coconut oil and massage it on my skin. This helps calm any itchiness and reduces redness from a long day outdoors, while the coconut oil helps moisturize the area. I also diffuse it at bedtime to get a restful night’s sleep. Applying Lavender to the back of the neck and temples helps reduce muscle tension.
• Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities • Soothes occasional skin irritations • Helps skin recover quickly • Eases muscle tension
• 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 skin blemishes and imperfections.
• 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.
• Take internally to reduce anxious feelings.*
APPLICATION Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice. Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid. Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
CAUTION:Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON QUALITY The information provided here on the properties and uses of essential oils do NOT apply to all essential oil brands. Because of lenient 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.
The Best Essential Oil Brands follow these guidelines:
1) Proper plant varieties
2) Grown in their indigenous region around the world
3) Grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides, etc
4) Harvested with precise timing to ensure peak properties
5) Extracted with proper temp and pressure to preserve oil molecules
6) Third-party testing of each and every batch 7) Stand behind the internal use of their oils