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Lavender is considered the most essential of all essential oils. Aroma therapists say lavender helps relieve headaches, insomnia, tension and stress. When the body is relaxed, the mind can also relax. Sometimes just a cotton ball with a small amount of lavender lying next to your pillow can help you drift off to sleep.
Romans scented their baths with it. Tibetans still make an edible lavender butter to use as part of a traditional treatment for nervous disorders. Today, the essential oil of lavender is widely used across Europe for a host of ills, from anxiety to sunburn.
With its flowery fragrance this is the most versatile oil. If you are new to essential oils you may want to start here.
Lavender is a beautiful herb in the garden. It has gray-green, pointy leaves that grow in a bushy shape. It is topped with tall spikes of pale violet flowers most of the season.
Lavender essential oil can reduce anger and frustration while improving your outlook on the future. In a study tracing emotions through the autonomic nervous system, lavender was found to elicit the emotion of happiness. Lavender has calming and sedating effects and is one of the few essential oils still listed in the British Pharmacopoeia.
Called the Swiss army knife of essential oils because of its versatility, lavender is soothing to sun-stressed skin and can be used to cleanse cuts and skin irritations. Lavender can be diffused or applied topically.
2 ounces distilled water
1 ml 30 drops Lavender, P. essential oil
2 drops Rosemary essential oil
Shake well, mist as needed