Lavender: Lavendula Angustifolia (5 ml) (organic)
Primary benefits: Lavendula Angustifolia is one of the most versatile oils. Most commonly know for it’s relaxing effect on the body, this therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for the skin, but the uses are almost endless. It is anti-spasmodic, anti-infectious, and anti-inflammatory. Lavender is beneficial for skin conditions, acne, rheumatism, tachycardia, mouth abscess, arthritis, insomnia, indigestion, phlebitis, nausea, flatulence, lowering blood pressure, fluid retention. It can help boost the elimination of waste through the lymphatic system, assist with pre-menstrual and menopausal problems, hair loss, dandruff, thrush, stretch marks, herpes, diaper rash, minimize scarring, ulcers, allergies, asthma, cankers, athlete’s foot, hay fever, bruises, boils, wounds, dermatitis, earache, boost immunity, wounds, and chronic fatigue syndrome. May assist with fainting, tonsillitis, eczema, headaches, cuts, moodiness, stings, insect bites, irritability, and hysteria. Other uses are for sunburn, ringworm, lice, muscular aches, colic, flu dyspepsia, restlessness, depression, shock vertigo, sciatica. May also help in healing and cell growth and promotes rapid healing. It’s also an excellent flavor booster and can be added to water or tea, brownies, cookies, dessert recipes and salad dressings. It adds a flavorful twist to marinades and softens citrus flavors. With so many practical uses, this oil is a mighty weapon for the medicine cabinet, uplifts the spirit and enhances your life. The world’s most popular essential oil.History: Recorded use of lavender dates back 2500 years ago. Egyptians used lavender in the mummification process and decorative urns were found in the pyramids with residues still inside. During the Great Plague of London in the 17th century, individuals tied lavender on each wrist to protect themselves from Black Death. In the Bible, it is referred to as Spikenard. Mary used it on infant Jesus and anointed him after the crucifixtion as she prepared him for burial.
Common uses but not limited to these suggestions:
- Add a few drops of lavender to pillows, bedding, or to the bottoms of your feet, for a restful night’s sleep.
- Keep a bottle of lavender on hand for those occasional times when you need to soothe skin irritations.
- Put a couple drops on a cotton ball and dab around ankles. Keeps insects from biting.
- Add 6-8 drops to bath water to encourage restful sleep.
- Apply to temples and to the back of the neck to ease muscle tension and relieve stress.
- Use 3-4 drops in a diffuser to promote relaxation without making you tired, to lift your spirit, calm nerves, and ease tension.
These statements are not evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.