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Lavender has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and therapeutic properties for thousands of years.
- Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities
- Soothes occasional skin irritations
- Helps skin recover quickly
- Eases muscle tension in the head and neck
Lavender essential oil is steam distilled from flowering the tops, it comes from the Labiatae (mint) family.
Can be applied neat (with no dilution) when used topically. Apply to reflex points and/0r directly on area of concern; diffuse. Lemon oil is generally recognized as safe for for human consumption (ingestion is not for children under 6; use with caution and greater dilution with children 6 and older).
Here’s more information about Lavender essential oil and a really good article on growing your own Lavender.
A short time after I was first introduced to essential oils I was learning all I could about the various oils. I had gone to a class where I heard the amazing results of Lavender oil being used on burns. little did I know that in less then an hour that new knowledge would be put to the test.
A few minutes after returning home I heard the youngest member of our family (3 yrs old) screaming and crying. I ran to see what the problem was to find he had burned his arm on the stove. The burn went clear through his pajamas and looked like a spoon full of his arm had been removed. With him still crying I grabbed the bottle of Lavender that was sitting on the counter and put a few drops in the palm of my hand, then I put the little puddle of oil right onto the burn … there was a silent pause as I did this, then he took a big breath and I could feel his body relax and he stopped crying immediately. The lavender stopped the pain and helped soothe the skin. We continued to use oils on his arm to support the healing process. Today you would have to know the burn was there to see where it happened.
I am grateful to have this incredible tool to help support and heal my family in a safe, non-toxic, natural way.
*Please note, the FDA has not evaluated the above statements.