Essential Oil–Lavender

May 16th, 2011 by

Over the weekend I accomplished a Herculean task…I finished decorating my girls’ bedroom!  As a finishing touch, I vacuumed their room adding lavender oil to the water in the vacuum cleaner.  Why?  Well, first of all lavender is kind of a “girly” scent, but also, lavender induces a sense of relaxation and restfulness. 

I also use lavender for respiratory distress.  When one of my kids has a cold, I will rub a mixture of lavender and tea tree or eucalyptus oil in sesame oil on their feet and chest.  I also drop lavender oil on a Kleenex and hang it on their headboard.  Sometimes, I will let them take a hot bath and add 3-5 drops directly to their bath water.  Lavender helps to relax the bronchial and sinus passage ways to promote drainage and soothe coughs.

Lavender is most known for its calming properties and can therefore be used for other ailments such as anxiety, joint inflammation, diarrhea, athlete’s foot, and burns.

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