It’s Day 3 of my series, 31 Days of Young Living Essential Oils. Today we are looking at Lavender!
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Lavender is one of your very basic, very “essential” oils.
Lately, I have used Lavender to combat the sudden onset of allergies. While allergies seem to be common right now, I hadn’t suffered from them in years. Unfortunately, it has been very dry around here, and a slight rain shower stirred up the dust enough to stop up my nasal passages. As soon as I got home, I swiped a dab of Lavender on the inside of my cheek and massaged a drop mixed with a bit of coconut oil over my sinuses.
Some other ways our family uses Lavender essential oil
- Lavender is calming. I like to mix Lavender with coconut oil and apply to our feet for a nice-smelling, relaxing foot rub. The girls especially love this!
- Along those lines, Lavender is great for sleep. You can rub a drop or two onto your pillow to aid in sleep. Or you can make a pillow mist like my friend Stephanie did!
- Help fight diaper rash with Lavender. Even though we use cloth, Cam is still susceptible to diaper rash if something doesn’t agree with his tummy. Add one drop of Melaleuca (Tea Tree), one drop of Lavender and mix with a bit of coconut oil. Smooth it over your baby’s bum as needed.
- Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a cotton ball and place in your linen closet to scent linens and repel moths and insects.
- While Purification oil is my favorite to stop the itch from bee stings and insect bites, a drop of Lavender will work in a pinch. It is also great to help reduce swelling.
- Lavender is great for applying to burns. Thankfully, we’ve only experienced very minor ones around here, but my friend Myra has an amazing testimony of how Lavender oil helped heal her burn.
- Drop Lavender oil on a cut to help stop bleeding, clean the wound, and reduce bacteria.
- Just like Lavender is good for diaper rashes, it’s great on dry or chapped skin.
- Drop one or two drops of Lavender oil onto a wet cloth and toss it into the dryer to freshen your laundry.
- Add two or three drops to a cup of Epsom salts for a soothing bath.
Lavender is such a versatile oil. You can’t beat it! Plus, it smells sooo nice.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. I’m just a mom sharing my experience! As always, do what you feel is best for your family.
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