On the first day of Christmas Young Living scent to me, a bottle of Lavender oil.
The word Lavender literally means “to be washed” or “to wash.” This remarkable plant has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and its treasured medicinal properties for thousands of years for healing physically, mentally and spiritually.
From its earliest beginnings in ancient Greece, lavender has gradually spread and is now grown in many parts of the world, including France, Spain, Italy, China, and all throughout Europe. For many years, England was the largest producer of lavender. Currently, France produces more perfume grade lavender than any other country in the world. However, France exports 100 times more lavender oil than they distill, which means much of what is coming out of France is not a true, nor is it a therapeutic essential oil.
Lavender is chemically complex and offers a broad spectrum of activity in the body. There has been considerable research on lavender, all of which offers ongoing support and credibility to its miraculous healing potential. Many of these studies have concluded that lavender essential oil is effective for use as a sedative, mood modulator, analgesic (reduces pain), anxiolytic (reduces anxiety), anti-carcinogenic, digestion, and active against bacteria, fungi, and even insects.
Lavender is also excellent for healing and disinfecting wounds and tissues. One of the most recognized benefits of pure lavender oil is its ability to soothe and heal burns. It is also quite frequently reported to be beneficial for allergic responses in the body.
Perhaps one of the reasons lavender is so widely used and accepted is its versatile, non-aggressive nature. In short, it is safe and easy to use. Whether it is diffused into the environment or applied topically, its benefits are far reaching and healing to mind, body, and spirit.
Apply lavender oil to the bottom of your feet or on your temples and neck for a calming and relaxing sensation. A few drops of lavender in the palms of your hands and cupped over the nose can quickly and easily eliminate stress and anxiety.
Lavender is perfectly suited to calm the mood and entice restful sleep when used at bedtime for adults and children alike. Simply add a few drops to your bathwater, pillowcase, or diffuse in the bedroom. Due to its soothing nature, lavender can be applied directly to cuts, abrasions, and burns for a disinfecting and healing action.
I also love wearing lavender oil as my perfume and also diffusing the beautiful fragrance into the air. Not only does it smell lovely, but it helps to relax anyone that is fortunate to be in the room.
Note: All essential oils are NOT created equal. Most essential oils are not superior quality. Therefore, do NOT use the information provided here for other brands. Why quality is so important.
The Best Bar Soap- Lavender Rosewood!
Did You Know
…that throughout history lavender has symbolized cleanliness? During the First World War when modern antiseptics were depleted, the public was asked to gather up garden lavender so the oil could be used to dress war wounds.
- Benefits of Natural Lavender Soap
Lavender essential oil is a base in many soaps because of its natural antiseptic properties and pleasant fragrance. Natural is the way to go, but you’ll only get the benefits and potency of pure, therapeutic-grade lavender essential oil with Young Livings Lavender Rosewood Bar Soap. It’s oh so perfect!
- Synthetic Chemicals in Bar Soaps can Cause Health Problem
UC Davis Magazine (Spring 2008) reports on a new UC Davis study that shows that a “common antibacterial chemical added to bath soaps can alter hormonal activity in rats and in human cells in the laboratory.” (Click here for the full article.) Good reason to go natural!
Thank you Young Living for Lavender essential oil and all the wonderful products that are made with it!!