Saturday, January 18, 2014

Lavender - The "Catch-All" Oil

Lavender is an amazing oil! It's kind of the "catch-all" in the oily world. It smells wonderful - floral, sweet, and light - and has a list of "anti-" properties:

  • anticoagulant
  • anti-convulsive
  • antidepressant
  • antifungal
  • antihistamine
  • anti-infectious
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-microbial
  • anti-septic
It also works as a sedative and an analgesic. 

Common uses for Lavender are acne, ADD/ADHD, allergies (skin), calming, chapped lips, cholesterol, crying, dandruff, depression, diaper rash, dry skin, mosquito bites, itching, postpartum depression, sunburns thrush and SO MUCH more!

Basically, when in doubt, USE LAVENDER!

There are many ways you can actually use this oil.

Topically - meaning you can use it on your skin. Lavender is gentle enough to use NEAT, or undiluted, or straight from the bottle. If you  want to use NEAT, apply 2-4 drops directly on area of concern. If you want to dilute, use one drop of oil to one drop of carrier oil.

Aromatic - put a few drops of lavender in your diffuser!!! Or you can inhale directly from the bottle.

*information from this post was gathered from Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie & Alan Higley and Essential Oils Desk Reference 2013 Edition compiled by Life Science Publishing


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