Lavender, The Calming Queen
Lavender essential oil is a well-known supplemental plant considered a must-have oil due to its versatile uses. There is substantial research showing that it can be placed in the top category of plants. Bulgaria’s lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, is the best known of the lavender family since it yields an essential oil that is as rich in beneficial supplemental properties as it is in the aroma.
Bulgaria is an agricultural haven for growing lavender and other aromatic plants. The sunny and dry climate coupled with the well-drained, sandy soil makes the growing conditions in Bulgaria ideal.
Benefits of Lavender
During ancient times, this oil was used in mummification and perfumery for the Egyptians, in baths, and in cooking for the Romans. In other ancient texts, its purposes range from supplemental to religious, or cleaning cuts, soothing bruises, and skin irritations, as well as to scent the air for spiritual practices.
Nowadays, Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils. With a calming, physically and emotionally balancing fragrance, it has relaxing effects on the body. Read on to know more about how you can benefit from this oil:
Uses of Lavender Essential Oil
- Relieves muscle tension.
- Relieves flatulence.
- Disinfects and soothes inflamed skin from bug bites.
- Soothes irritated and scarred skin.
- Reduces anxious feelings.
- Supports the immune system by helping relieve feelings of stress that can weaken health.
- Supports hormones.
- Reduce feelings of nervous tension.
- Reduces sad feelings.
- Helps when having trouble sleeping.
Lavender in Aromatherapy
When used in aromatherapy, inhaling the fragrance makes your scent receptors in the brain’s emotional powerhouse process the smell as calming, allowing the brain and body to relax. Similarly, a few drops smoothed onto a pillow, and inhaled, may promote a faster ability to sleep, and deeper sleep with a reduced number of sleep disturbances. Its calming effects reduce emotional stress such as anxious feelings and it also helps with head tension or motion sickness. As a spray, Lavender acts as a natural perfume and a non-toxic air freshener that creates a relaxing atmosphere, especially for the bedroom. In the bathroom, it can be sprayed onto towels for a fresh and calming scent. This delightful scented oil will enhance your mood.
Lavender at Home
Lavender essential oil is used in many products such as oils, gels, lotions, soaps, shampoos, sprays, and candles. Dilute with a carrier oil to moisturize dry and aging skin. Its purifying properties may help to reduce itching caused by insect bites. It also has cleansing properties which provide soothing relief to minor burns and cuts and slow down bleeding while cleansing the wound. Additionally, it has the potential to support skin complexion, and help acne-prone skin. It slows the look of aging with its powerful anti-oxidant action and improves the look and feel of the skin. When used in hair care, Lavender is known to effectively relieve dandruff when rubbed into the scalp. Adding Lavender oil to mascara can help your eyelashes grow thicker and faster. Diluted and combined with Thyme, Rosemary, and Cedarwood, Lavender can help with hair growth.
How to Use Lavender Essential Oil
- Add to bathwater, or apply to the temples and the back of the neck to reduce stress.
- Add a few drops of Lavender oil to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to relax and prepare for a restful night’s sleep.
- Keep a bottle of Lavender oil on hand, to soothe occasional skin irritations.
- Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car interior, or the air, by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.
- Take it internally to reduce anxious feelings.
- Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to your food.
How to Purchase the Best Quality Lavender
doTERRA has partnered with Esseterre Bulgaria in the Co-Impact Sourcing production of Lavender. Subsequently, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation is pleased to support Esseterre in a project involving the Social Teahouse, a Bulgarian social enterprise dedicated to creating equal opportunities and the development of an independent lifestyle for children in Bulgaria as they age out of the orphanage system. By purchasing through the link below you are making a difference in the lives of the people of Bulgaria. Also Bulgaria is my country of origin and my purpose is to help people around the world appreciate the natural gifts that this beautiful country has to offer.
Click the button below an you will see a list of some lavender products with the opportunity to purchase at a discount and to start enjoying them. You will also save 25% off plus get savings of 55% for future purchases and qualify for additional free products. I also suggest adding the Healthy Start kit to your initial purchase which waives you the $35 fee. With this order and any other future orders, you will get a substantial discount for all doTERRA products and you will also receive a gift from me.
Just message me when you complete the order so I can send you a gift! As always, you can connect with me on Facebook and Instagram at @stresslessoilmore if you want to know more about essential oils!