Sunday, May 6, 2018

Lavender Oil

I would be remiss after having a post about Roman Chamomile if I did not provide one for Lavender Oil.  In 1910 a French chemist burned his hand and used lavender oil to treat the burn. Afterwards he used lavender oil on WWI soldiers.

Lavender oil, Lavandula angustifoilia, if you are starting out can provide a multitude of benefits.  A little bit goes a long way.  It only takes a drop on a bee sting, one or two for a minor cut or burn. Diluted in carrier oil, it can be used on eczema or chapped skin and lips.  Lavender oil can be used in cooking and flowers can be added to salads.  It can also be added to homemade cleaning products.

It can be inhaled to calm, to perfume, and to aid in sleep.  Chamomile, Neroli and Lavender make a nice blend to calm down and encourage better sleep. One or two drops of Lavender can be combined with most essential oils.

There are other ways in which ingesting Lavender oil can help with leaky gut and other ailments but I have only used it topically. 

Lavender oil is a solid economical oil to add to your medicine cabinet.

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