Friday, March 14, 2014

Oh Lovely Lavender

This month's Oil of the Month is Lavender!

Oh lavender, such a wonderful oil.  It is often called the Swiss Army Knife of oils due to its versatility. It is considered a calming oil and has lots of healing properties.  Lavender is in all kinds of commercially made products like soaps and lotions and for years I did not like lavender scented things. Then essential oils came into my life and I smelled REAL lavender.  Real lavender is so much better! It is also very gentle so it is great for babies and kids so it is one we always have around.

Here are lavenders healing properties:

Here are some ways lavender is commonly used:
Colds and Flu
Cuts and Wounds 
Insect Bites
To induce sleepiness
Skin Issues
Acne, wrinkles
Repels Mosquitos
Linen Spray

This is a short list, there are lots and lots more!

As far as how to apply them, there are lots of ways to apply essential oils but here a few of my favorites.
  • Diluted 1:1 with a carrier oil (I use almond oil) in a roller bottle and apply to or near the affected area.
  • In a spray bottle with high quality witch hazel like Thayer brand. I usually do 6-8 drops eo per 2oz WH. 
  • Finger swipe the top of the bottle and rub on area.  Usually for a burn, owie or headache.
  • Put a little of Camp Wander's naked salve in my hand and a drop or two of eo and apply to affected area. (recipe here)
  • In a salve with eo's already added.  You can go wild here and make whatever your little heart desires!  Here are a few ideas to get you started.
  • In the neti pot with 1/2 tsp coconut oil.  My favorites for the neti pot are lavender, eucalyptus and frankincense. 1-2 drops max is all you need.  Remember the salt too or it hurts!
If you have not yet signed up for the Oil of the Month Club then you can follow the link below to do it.

The Oil of the Month Club is $15.99 a month and includes shipping and tax.  It is a recurring charge (that you can cancel anytime) and your oil will ship on the same day every month.

This month you get a free 5ml bottle of wild orange.  Hooray for freebies!

Be healthy friends!