Essentials Oils At Home ~ Lavender

Did you know that lavender is the most used essential oil in the world? Ancient writings tell us that lavender essential oil has been used in medicine and for religious purposes for more than 2,500 years. The ancient Romans used lavender oil for bathing, purifying the air and cooking while the Egyptians used it in the mummification process and as a perfume, it’s said that Mary used lavender oil to anoint Jesus’s feet.

Lavender oil can reduce anxiety and emotional stresses, improve the quality of your sleep, helps in the healing of burns and wounds on the skin, alleviates the pain associated with headaches, it can slow the effects of aging on the skin with powerful antioxidants and is known to help in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis conditions.

In studies Lavender had shown to improve your mood, lessen stress, soothe anxiety, and treat migraines and depression. A recent study found that taking 80 mg capsules of lavender essential oil alleviates anxiety, sleep disturbance and depression and no adverse side effects where reported, while prescription medications can have dangerous side effects. It has also been studied and reported that a group of  women at a high risk of postpartum depression found by using a 4 week treatment plan of lavender aromatherapy their homes had significant reduction of postnatal depression and suffered less anxiety.

Using Lavender 

Place a diffuser by your bed and diffuse lavender oil while you sleep at night. When I really struggle to sleep I make a mixture of organic lavender, organic frankincense and organic roman chamomile oils to diffuse and also rub onto my chest and throat.

Next time you have a headache try inhaling lavender oil for 15 minutes or try  2 drops of organic lavender oil combined with 2 drops of organic peppermint oil.  Rub the oils on the back of your neck, temples and across the front of your forehead.

Try a bath by adding 1o drops of organic lavender oil, 5 drops of organic rose and 1 cup of Himalayan pink salt to the water to help with sleep and to relax your body.

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