Everyday Essential Oils: Lavender

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Everyday Essential Oils: Lavender

Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)

Botanical Family: Lamiacae or Labiatae (mint)

Plant Origin: Utah, Idaho, France

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from the flowering top

(Source:  ”Chapter 4, Single Oils.” Essential Oils Pocket Reference. Comp. Gary Young. 5th ed. N.p.: Life Science, n.d. 77-78. Print.)

Harvest day at the Young Living Lavender farm.

Harvest day at the Young Living Lavender farm.

 How is it used?

  • Lavender is one of few essential oils that can be applied “neat”, or without being diluted by a carrier oil.
  • Diffuse for relaxation a reduction in feelings of stress and a general sense of well being.
  • Apply to the bottoms of the feet before bed for restful sleep (especially for children).
  • Diffuse with lemon and peppermint for seasonal respiratory support.
  • Rubbing diluted lavender on the big toe, temples and back of the neck may be effective in reducing tension.
  • May be used as first aid for minor burns and scrapes.
  • May increase concentration when inhaled.
  • Add a drop to mascara tubes to extend the life of the product.
  • Add a drop to night time moisturizer to combat excess oil production and acne.

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