Traditionally used to treat burns, 100% pure therapeutic-grade Lavender is one of history’s most celebrated and versatile essential oils. In ancient Greece, Pedanius Dioscorides, a physician, pharmacologist, and botanist, extolled the medicinal qualities of lavender. Greeks also used lavender as a perfume. The Romans used lavender in their baths for washing, for its healing and antiseptic qualities, and to deter insects. The Egyptians used lavender as an ingredient in incense and perfume. Queen Elizabeth I used lavender as a tea to treat her frequent migraines.
Following a laboratory explosion that severely burned his arm, a French scientist named Rene Gattefosse was the first modern scientist to document lavender’s ability to promote tissue regeneration. Today, we use lavender as a tea, to dress wounds, to induce sleep, ease depression, and reduce stress. Lavender oil is one of the safest essential oils and can be used in full strength on the skin. The benefits of lavender essential oil are limitless.
Lavender Exfoliating Foot and Body Scrub Recipe
- 1/4 cup Sea Salt or Raw Sugar
- 1/4 cup V-6 Massage Oil
- 1-3 drops Young Living Lavender essential oil
Mix ingredients well, pour into container. To use: place small amount in hand and scrub over moistened skin. Rinse off in tub or shower.
Primary Benefits of Therapeutic-grade Lavender Essential Oil
- Balances and normalizes body functions*
- Promotes tissue regeneration*
- Speeds up wound healing*
- Cleanses cuts, bruises and, skin irritations*
- Soothes and relaxes the mind and body
- Eases bodily aches and pains
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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