Essential Oils 101: Lavender
Today I am beginning a series of blog posts on the topic of Young Living Essential Oils. I plan to highlight the oils in the Premium Starter Kit and give suggestions for use. I hope these posts will be helpful to those who are using the Young Living Oils. Please remember any tips or suggestions are for Young Living products only.
Disclaimer: Research essential oil usage. The information on this site represents what I, an Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, have chosen to do personally. Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information on this site is not meant to alleviate, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, symptom, or injury. If you are pregnant, nursing a baby, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using essential oil products.
The first oil I want to highlight is lavender. It is considered the Swiss Army Knife of essential oils because it has so many wonderful uses! Lavender is great for springtime ambiance! One of my favorite combos to diffuse is lavender and lemon.
-Diffuse at bedtime to promote restful sleep.
-Diffuse during the day to promote peace and soothe stressful moments.
-Instead of using dryer sheets filled with toxic chemicals, use wool dryer balls. Add lavender to dryer balls to freshen laundry, especially towels and sheets.
-Add lavender to a cotton ball and suck up with the vacuum cleaner to freshen the air while vacuuming.
-One of my favorite linen or room sprays is a mixture of lavender and lime. Purchase a glass, amber spray bottle and add distilled water and the oils, and you have a room spray that will actually help purify the air, not just mask odors!
-Lavender helps soothe summertime skin when mixed with coconut oil or aloe vera gel, and helps other skin irritations like those from the outdoors.
-Add lavender to shampoo and lotion for skin benefits.
-Add a few drops of lavender to Epsom salts for a relaxing nighttime bath.
Lavender is one of the most adulterated of all essential oils. It is important to know what you are getting in your bottle of oil. That’s why Young Living’s Seed to Seal Guarantee is important. It takes 170 pounds of plant material to make one pound of lavender oil. Young Living adds nothing to that pure lavender oil, unlike typical lavender body care products that often contain synthetics.
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