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Lavender - the many uses

Updated: Sep 19




Benefits of LAVENDER:


IMMUNE:

  • Anti-bacterial, anti-septic, commonly used for skin eruptions, rashes, cuts, bruises and injuries.

  • A calming addition to immune formulas in the winter months.

  • Effective de-contestant, anti-nauseant and to calm headache/migraine when added into a aromatherapy diffuser.

MOOD:

  • Calming and peaceful.

  • A favourite scent to raise mood and relax the senses.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY:

  • Essential oil is used in natural beauty mixes to reduce redness and puffiness. To use: after cleansing and moisturizing apply 2drops of essential oil on the pads of the finger and pat onto the face, neck and shoulders.

  • Effective in relieving pressure in inflamed joints when applied with a carrier oil. To use: mix into a carrier oil such as shea, coconut, olive and apply/massage into the inflamed area. Use a warm bath or hot water bottle to increase the absorption.

  • Soothes inflamed intestines when taken in tea.

DIGESTION:

  • Added to digestive formulas to calm the system and reduce inflammation that may be occurring from irritants (such as food allergies/intolerance that are being consumed anyways or unknowingly).

HEART:

  • Relaxes blood pressure, especially when paired with other flowers like chamomile, skullcap and rose.

BUG REPELLANT:

  • A natural bug repellant, everyone always thinks citronella, but lavender and lemongrass are more powerful!!! The only disadvantage to lavender is it ATTRACTS bees. So a bug replellant in the day is best to contain lavender but not as the most dominant essential oil.



Examples of how to use LAVENDER:

  • Applied directly on cut, scrape, bruise, pimple, injury or diluted on a rash (to disinfect/anti-inflammatory).

  • Diffused into room for peace, calm, depression, sinus infection, sniffles, congestion, allergies, headache and migraine.

  • Taken in tea to calm the digestive system, muscles, mind and to sooth sickness.

  • In addition to other herbs (such a lemon balm, skull cap, chamomile) to calm the circulatory system, blood pressure.

  • Diluted into a saline solution and applied on skin as a toner or bug repellant (add lemongrass).


Lavender is found in our top selling (and my favourite), APRIL's TEA, which is a blend of green teas, lavender, horsetail and mint. This tea is hydrating, delicious, relaxing and super nutritious!


Thank you for reading,

Samantha


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