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Lavender Essential Oil

Updated on January 16, 2017
I find Lavender calming - just look how beautiful it is
I find Lavender calming - just look how beautiful it is

Lavender Essential Oil Is Calming

Do you need some help feeling calm? Want to find out how to get some peace of mind? Are you struggling with feelings of angst and stress? Well then the answer to your problem might just be that you need some lavender. Lavender is famous for being a source of calming and relaxing qualities and it's been used since the ancient times of the Romans and Egyptians. Lavender also has some health benefits to offer you.

Stress Be Gone With Lavender Oil

Lavender essential oils possess natural stress relieving properties that can help to deter or protect against anxious feelings you might have. The Lavender can help promote relaxing energy. Lavender is known as a skin soother, and it can help relieve minor skin issues and irritations. Muscular discomfort is no problem for Lavender oil healing properties by easing strain and tension. Lavender has very strong calming properties, along with the ability to soothe skin and ease muscular stress, are just a few reasons why it is one of the most powerful and popular essential oils available to us.

Have You Ever Used Lavender Oil?

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How To Use Lavender Essential Oil

Now that you realize how helpful Lavender oil can be, how do you use it?

Use Lavender to sleep.

You can use Lavender to help you sleep. Add 1 or 2 drops of Lavender Oil to your sheets or pillows and you will ensure a peaceful and relaxing sleep.

Another quick and easy way to get a peaceful and restful sleep is to add a drop or 2 of Lavender oil to the soles of your feet and massage it in.

Use Lavender in your tea.

Edible Lavender oil can be added to your cup of tea. Imagine the wonderful, warm aroma and the soothing flavor your tea will have. I don't use Lavender to my food, but many people do.

More Ways To Use Lavender Essential Oil

Use Lavender For Muscle Support

Soothe your aching muscles by rubbing 1 or 2 drops of Lavender Essential oil into your skin right at the spot where your muscles ache. Massage it in for some relief.

Make A Calming Room Spray

Get a spray bottle, add some Lavender to it and you've got a way to scent your closets, your bedroom, your bathroom, or even your car. Spray this deliciously pleasant aroma anywhere you like.

Use Lavender To Soothe Your Skin

Apply a drop or 2 of Lavender Essential Oil to your skin to support skin health. Rub the oil over the affected area using soft and circular motion.

Use Lavender Oil In A Diffuser

Adding Lavender Essential Oil to a diffuser is a great way to get the many relaxation and health benefits from this aromatic oil.

Precautions

Yes, everything has some precautions you should pay attention to, including Lavender Essential Oil. If you have sensitive skin you should use a carrier oil to dilute it. Do not touch your eyes, your ears, or any other sensitive areas with the oil. If you are pregnant, nursing, or receiving any kind of medical attention, be sure to consult with your doctor before using Lavender Oil. Keep your essential oils away from children.


PIllow Spray Made With A Blend Of Essential Oils

How to make a fabulous Pillow Spray using a combination of popular and healing Essential Oils. You will need the following ingredients:

  • 15 mL Distilled Water
  • 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Wild Orange Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
  • 1 glass Spray Bottle

Directions:

This spray blend is a great way to promote restful, relaxing, calm, and dreamless sleep. Take all the ingredients, pour them into a glass spray bottle. Shake the bottle before each use to mix the oils and then spray a little over your linens, your pillowcases, your closet, where ever you want to have the pleasant and restful scent. It's the perfect spray to use every night before bedtime.

Lavender's Properties

Sleep Qualities
Health Benefits
Positive Qualities
Promotes Calm
Soothes Skin
Pleasant Aroma
Relaxing Sleep
Relives Muscle Aches
 
 
 
 

Fill Your Senses With Lavender

Lavender can fill your senses with such a delightful aroma and the lovely flowers in shades of purple, lilac, mauve, pink or white fill your eyes with such beauty. What better way to help yourself relax after a hectic day then with the sight and aroma of Lavender. This flowering plant is grown to be used in flavoring food and drink, as a medicinal aid, for the extraction of it's oils, and as an ornamental plant to be grown in your garden. Those extracted oils are used in bath soaps, perfumes, cosmetics, body lotions, salves, and even in some topical ointments.


How To Grow Lavender

Many gardeners enjoy growing Lavender since it offers so much beauty in a garden, and you get the bonus of that wonderful relaxing fragrance. You can propagate Lavender using cuttings and seeds.

⦁ To get Lavender cuttings from your plant snip off 3-4 inches of stem from healthy plants that do not have flowering shoots. Remove most of the leaves from the stem leaving about one-third of them in place. Dip the tip into a rooting solution. Then plant your cuttings about two inches deep in a pot that has been filled with damp sand.

⦁ Keep your pot inside, find it a nice sunny spot and water it so the roots stay slightly damp. When you see new growth on your potted cutting you can reduce the amount of water you give the plant.

⦁ After about a month take your plant outside and plant it in your garden.


Tips On Growing Lavender

Here are some helpful tips so you can grow your own Lavender

  • Lavender can thrive in sandy or gravelly soil that is well drained.
  • Lavender grows well in dry conditions and that is why it is important to plant them in a sunny spot. Don't overwater your plants
  • Prune the Lavender plants late in the summer season.
  • You can harvest Lavender just as the flowers begin to open. This is when the aroma and the colors are at their peak.

Healing Properties Of Lavender

Lavender is colorful and aromatic, but even more, it has healing properties.

  • You can sleep better with lavender - Get rid of those bags under your eyes that come from sleepless nights. You should try some Lavender tea to combat your insomnia.
  • Relax and take it easy after a long, tiring day. Lavender can help you feel calm and relaxed.
  • Lavender can heal cuts and sores. It has many anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
  • Are you in pain? Lavender is known to help relieve headaches/migraines, joint and nerve pains, toothaches and sprains.
  • Lavender for your hair - You can have healthy hair that is free of dandruff by using a Lavender hair rinse.

DIY Homemade Lavender Recipes

You can make your own homemade Lavender solutions at home with these easy recipes. You can save money by making them yourself.

Lavender Tea

Whether you want relief for an upset stomach or you want to soothe your worries and irritation, Lavender tea is an easy way to do so. Here is what you will need:

⦁ 1 ½ tbsp. of dried Lavender blossoms or 3 tbsp. of fresh Lavender flowers
⦁ Hot water
⦁ Honey and lemon (optional)
⦁ Strainer
⦁ Tea pot
⦁ Tea cups

How to make your Lavender tea:

⦁ Pour hot water into your tea pot and add the Lavender blossoms.
⦁ Let the mix boil and remove tea pot from heat.
⦁ Let your tea steep for 3-5 minutes.
⦁ Strain the flower buds if necessary.
⦁ Serve your tea with a bit of honey and sliced lemon.

If you prefer cold tea, you can just add some ice cubes and you've got an iced Lavender tea for yourself.

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is one of the most popular essential oils. It has a relaxing scent, it's great for a massage oil, as a refreshing additive to your bath, and can even reduce congestion or sinusitis.

To make Lavender oil you will need:

⦁ Lavender flowers
Carrier Oil (Ideally, an oil with a mild scent and fair color e.g. Olive oil, Almond oil, Jojoba oil)
⦁ Fine mesh strainer or you can use a piece of cheesecloth
⦁ A dark glass bottle or jar with a tight fitting lid

How to make Lavender oil:

⦁ Pour your selected carrier oil in the dark jar or bottle.
⦁ Add your Lavender flowers to the jar and mix it together with the oil.
⦁ Cover the jar tightly. Let the mixture steep for at least 48 hours or more in a sunny or warm spot. (Steep time depends on how strong you want the aroma of your oil to be)
⦁ Strain the oil to remove the flowers when it has been steeped for the proper amount of time. Press the flowers down with a spoon in the strainer to extract all the flower essence you can. Or use a piece of cheesecloth to strain the flowers from the oil.
⦁ Your Lavender oil will last for up to six months if stored in a dark bottle with a tight fitting cap and if stored in a cool, dry spot - or you can refrigerate it.

How Lavender Essential Oil Is Made

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