Have you ever used the essential oil Lavender?
It is one of those oils that has exceptional healing properties and can be used in many different ways to heal, soothe and restore.
Years ago during an aromatherapy workshop our facilitator shared her incredible Lavender story. Anne had been boiling water on the stove and somehow she flipped the saucepan and boiling hot water went all over her face. She was in agony. Her face was burning. After washing her face with cold water she liberally smeared lavender oil on the affected areas. She immediately felt some relief.
Anne continued to apply lavender oil daily – even twice daily, onto her face. The result: No blistering, No scaring and minimal discomfort after the initial few days. This is only one of many uses for lavender
Lavender oil, with its amazing antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, can help with:
Lavender also assists with:
Soothing and relaxing.
Lavender is a wonderful plant to grow in your garden.
It’s easy to grow even for those of us who have a “brown” thumbs rather than green.
Lavender will repel those pesky mosquitos, flies and moths yet attract the marvelous bees and butterflies
And it has a calming aroma.
Lavender is safe for the very young and the very old!
You will find Lavender is included in many baby products these days.
In a baby bath, lavender can sooth and calm any baby who doesn’t like bath time.
And an after bath, soothing lotion can reduce skin inflammation and dryness and help put your baby to sleep.
The elderly also love the soothing calming properties of Lavender;
Many elderly people do not get touched, except to help them stand up and sit down. And studies show there are so many benefits to touch. It is now common practice in some hospitals and residential care places to include massage in their care of our precious oldies. Lavender oil is the number one oil used for massage and in a vaporizer in these environments
My grandmother used to love me massaging her hands with the soothing lotion. Her hands were soft and supple; she felt relaxed and at ease and loved being touched. It was a special time for both of us.
Lavender can be used by all of us!
And just for those who are interested: Purple’s rarity in nature and the expense of creating the colour has given purple a supernatural aura for centuries.
It is said to have the power to uplift, calm nerves and encourage creativity, making it an all-inclusive colour. All ages, genders, and cultures can relate to purple.
So versatile, so gentle and soothing and we can all grow it!
For more information on how to use and grow Lavender