Welcome to Simply Healthy Life’s series on essential oils, An Oil a Day. Here you will find simplified (but in depth!) information about various essential oils and how they can be used.
Please remember that none of the claims about these essential oils have been verified by the FDA and the information here is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease of chronic conditions. Always consult with your physician before using essential oils if you are pregnant, nursing or taking medications.
Lavender is a flowering plant of the mint family, Lamiaceae. Lavender is native to the Mediterranean region and there are hundreds of different varieties.
Lavender has a long and rich history. The Egyptians used lavender in their embalming techniques. Queen Elisabeth drank lavender in her tea. The ancient Romans used it in their baths for washing and valued it so highly that one pound of lavender flowers were sold for the equivalent of a month’s wages for a farm laborer. In ancient Greece, Pedanius Dioscorides, a physician, pharmacologist, and botanist, extolled the many qualities and uses of lavender. Medics dressed wounds with it during World War I.
It takes 27 square feet of lavender to make one 15 mL bottle of lavender essential oil.
Lavender essential oil is full of terpenes with linalool as the primary. A quick google search of the benefits of linalool will provide you with some a wealth of information about this amazing oil.
Lavender oil is part of the following Young Living proprietary blends: Stress Away, Peace and Calming, Tranquil, Rutavala, and Harmony. You can also find it in Young Living soap, shampoo and conditioner, and skin care products.
–promotes a soothing and calm atmosphere
–promotes restful sleep
–eliminates odors when diffused
–supports healthy skin
How to Use
Topical: Apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Add 8 drops to a 1/2 cup of Epsom salt and add to your bath water.
Add 1 drop in your mascara tube to strengthen and nourish lashes.
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