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Essential Oil of the Month: Lavender

Erica Patterson

Posted on January 27 2017

Lavender essential oil is by far the Swiss Army knife of the essential oil world.

This oil is best known for it's versatility and it's incredible ability to relax and calm a tired and restless mind. Lavender is a gentle yet powerful scent and among the most used by aromatherapists. 
Lavender is one of Young Living's most popular essential oils and for good reason. This is one of the most versatile oils and should find it's way into everyone's cabinet at home. If you're just starting out with essential oils, lavender has a ton of awesome benefits. It can be used in cosmetics, scrubs, home made aromatherapy sprays, laundry and even DIY cleaning supplies.

Health Benefits of Lavender

This dainty flower is nothing new to holistic medicine and has been used in different cultures for thousands of years. Lavender has been used since the ancient Egyptians and earlier as a medicinal, cosmetic and sacred oil that had a multitude of uses. In ancient Greece, they used blends of lavender and oil to clean wounds, relieve headaches and indigestion. 
This fragrant floral has packs a powerful punch in holistic benefits. Aside from it's reputation as one of the most calming scents for sleep, lavender is also widely used to help alleviate stress and banish anxiety. Oils and extracts can also be used to cure headaches and clear up breakouts. A little lavender essential oil on your skin's problem areas before bed can help create a more even skin tone with a nice boost of antioxidants. You can even use lavender essential oils as a natural insect repellent and cure for itchy insect bites during the summer. 

Uses for Lavender Essential Oils 

Although most essential oils aren't recommended for cooking, these can be used topically and in room diffusers. Your night time yoga routine can always use that extra bit of relaxation power and some diffused lavender oil is the way to go. 

Keep some lavender oil on hand for some extra relief for dry skin, dandruff, insect bites, and even painful cold sores. 

Having trouble sleeping? Try massaging some lavender essential oil on the bottoms of your feet and putting on some cuddly socks before bed. The scent won't be too harsh and your skin will be able to absorb those amazing antioxidants!

So if you're new to essential oils or an old pro, it's always a great idea to keep this month's essential oil on hand. 

Lavender has incredible health benefits that can help you avoid products with harsh chemicals and even some medicines with adverse side effects. 

Armed with essential oils, take control of your health and wellness one essential oil at a time.


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