Saturday, February 05, 2011

Love Your Lavender

To me Lavender evokes memories of my Grandfather's garden, lazy summer afternoons, and an abundance of bees. To some people Lavender is just an old fashioned plant with a powerful perfume, but it has many amazing, and some little known properties.

Maybe the essential oil is best known as a relaxant assisting deep, relaxing sleep patterns. For this use a few drops in a vaporizer, along with a little carrier oil such as Sweet Almond oil, or add a few drops to your pillow.

Another important use is it's ability to relieve stress related headaches, add a few drops to a cool damp washer, lie down in a cool quiet place and apply it to your forehead.
Tip: Firstly put it in the fridge for a few minutes to assist the cooling and soothing process.

Try this for a real treat... add a few drops to your evening bath and soak for 20 minutes. You will find it is a real stress reliever after a difficult and stressful day. You will sink into bed feeling relaxed and calm.

Carry a small bottle with you to ease the pain of insect bites and scratches, and combine with a natural unscented cream to assist skin healing.

Lavender is one of the most versatile and well used oils and I would recommend it has a place in every home.