LavenderLavender is a great starter essential oil. There are so many uses for it. It is great for treating minor wounds, burns and insect bites. It is a relaxing oil, a mood stabilizer, and a stress reliever … and so much more!

Have sleeping problems? Try putting a drop or two of lavender essential oil on your pillow before bedtime. One of my daughters has problems sleeping and we have tried everything from lavender room sprays to those lavender scented eye masks. She found them to be too strong a scent. A couple drops on her feet though at night and she seems to sleep much better.

Summer is here and so are the bees and insects. If you are prone to bee stings, carry a lavender roll on with you. Just a touch can take away the sting and reduce that awful swelling.

Lavender helps with minor burns too. I am a klutz in the kitchen some days enough so that I used to have an aloe plant next to the stove for when I burnt myself. In my defense, before I got my diabetes somewhat under control I simply could not feel some days so without thinking I would touch things I shouldn’t. Two to three drops of lavender oil on my burn though did the trick. My husband couldn’t even tell where the burn had been! It works for cuts too.

These are just a few properties of this incredible essential oil. Lavender is said to also be used for chickenpox, depression, earache, flatulence, hypertension, irritability, oily skin, panic attacks, stress, stretch marks, vertigo, and whooping cough.

Lavender can be diffused and used aromatically or it can be used topically. Mix a few drops with another oil or use it by itself in your diffuser for a nice soothing time to unwind. Mix the lavender oil with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, to create a homemade facial scrub

There are so many ways to use lavender oil. Mix and match. Experiment and find out what works best for you. Enjoy!

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