Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad of therapeutic benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for mummification, bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; its ability to calm and soothe the mind and body continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities.
Lavender is steam distilled from its flowering top.
The properties of Lavender:
Lavender is used to:
- Soothe skin irritations and help skin recover quickly
- Helps reduce muscle tension when applied to the back of the neck and temples
- Promotes relaxation and a restful night’s sleep
When diffused Lavender promotes consciousness, health, love, peace, and a general sense of well being.
How to apply Lavender:
- Topically – Can be applied with no dilution to reflex points and directly on area of concern.
- Aromatically – Diffuse lavender essential oil.
- Internally – Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or 4 oz. of beverage.
- 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.
Safety precautions using Lavender: Do not use as a dietary supplement for children under 6 years old.