Lavender

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It’s the holidays and what a great time for family and friends to visit! Whether they come for the day or stay for a week, I would like to share with you some handy tips to prepare your home using lavender essential oil.

Lavender essential oil has antibacterial and antiviral properties that help disinfect and clean your home naturally, it also leaves it smelling fresh and wonderful. Did you know that you can use lavender oil to make your own super effective cleaning products? Making your own is way cheaper and so much healthier for you and your family.

Nowadays everyone is waking up and realizing that purchased cleaning products contain a host of nasty chemicals we just don’t want in our homes anymore. So here’s a list of my favorite simple DIY home recipes for cleaning products using lavender essential oil. Most of the extra ingredients you will probably already have in your home.

Try these out:

Anti-bacterial spray. Use this spray in your kitchen to wipe down your counters. To make it all you need is 1 cup of filtered water with 20 drops of lavender essential oil. Combine these two ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to use it when needed. You can use it to spruce up your freshly washed linen or upholstered furniture. Simply spray on your couch, pillows, sheets and allow to air dry. This will leave them fresh smelling and spell bad news for any lingering bacteria!

All purpose cleaner . This is one that you can use for heavier cleaning jobs. Use it in your bathroom or to deep clean your kitchen. As you make this solution be be aware that the combination of ingredients will cause a chemical reaction (when you mix the baking soda and vinegar together, it’s going to bubble!) Combine: 3 tablespoons vinegar with ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ cup liquid castile soap (a type of soap made from plant oils, a “true soap” not simply a chemical detergent making it sensitive on skin, bio-degradable and earth-friendly), 2 cups hot water, 15 drops of lavender essential oil and 15 drops tea tree essential oil. Combine these in a spray bottle and use when needed. 

Grease cutter solution. This is a great one to clean out your oven or the top of your stove after cooking that Christmas meal. Combine 2 cups water, 1 cup liquid castile soap and 10 drops of lavender oil. Use in a spray bottle.

Carpet freshener. This is a powder solution, that you sprinkle on your carpets to freshen your room. You can also use it on your mattress or upholstered furniture. Combine 5 drops of lavender essential oil with one cup of baking soda in a container and mix well. Sprinkle it on the area you choose and leave for at least half an hour. Then vacuum it up. You will love your homes fresh lavender smell and so will your guests.

Using lavender in your home has a few more added be nefits. You see lavender is also used in aromatherapy for its calming effect on the body and mind. Remember not to get too stressed out if Christmas tends to get a bit hectic for you. Treat yourself and your husband each evening with a hot bath and diffuse your bedroom with lavender oil to help you unwind.

If you are planning on having overnight guests for the holiday, diffuse some lavender oil in the room that they will be sleeping in. This will help them relax and get a good night sleep.

Lavender essential oil is my absolute favorite because it is so versatile. I hope you find that you can use these tips to help you prepare for the holidays and keep calm and relaxed throughout the festive season.

Merry Christmas and a have hap py healthy New Year!

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Lavender essential oil is used in treating patients of insomnia. Oil is appreciated for its soft scent and its fragrance is commonly used in soaps, shampoos and lotions. Lavender is a small blue flower and its fragrance is derived from its herb.

The Lavender flowers are arranged in spirals of 6-10 blossoms. When the scent is inhaled by people, lavender gives a soothing and sedative effect. Oil helps in reducing different kinds of pain such as headaches, muscle pains, sprains, stress, depression, anxiety and lumbago.

Lavender flowers are native to the mountainous zones of the Mediterranean. Lavender flowers need sunny and stony habitats to grow prosperously. It was said that the oil helps in purifying the soul and body of the living.


You can massage the oil on the areas where you feel pain to relax the muscles and ease the uncomfortable pain. To create a mild and tension free atmosphere, you can spray a few drops of lavender oil in your room. You can even spray a few drops of the essential oil on a cotton ball and put it near your pillow or over your eyes at night time, this will help you to relax and wind down when trying to get to sleep.

 To improve the quality of your hair, you can use lavender essential oil by conditioning your hair deeply with it. You can mix 10- 12 drops of oil with one cup of warm olive oil to do so. The combination of these oils helps to maintaining the quality and growth of your hair.

If you are suffering from a cold then you can inhale lavender essential oil as it is one of the best ways of treating the respiratory diseases of the body. Therefore, lavender essential oils must be kept at home, and the wonderful scent of this flower must be enjoyed by all. .

 

Aromatherapy experts have said that regular use of lavender oil improves your body’s defensive level against the illness. This is all done by motivating or boosting the immune system of your body. The healing lavender products which are available on the market contain a high percentage of lavender oil to heal the pain, and these are:

·         Essential oils

·         Soaps

·         Lotions

Bath Gels

·         Extracts

·         Dried or whole flowers.

 

 

 

Sunday, 27 March 2016 13:56

The Lavender Flower

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Lavender flower is colorless, insoluble in water and has the density of 0.855g/ml. The essential lavender oil is lavender spike oil which is distillated from an herb known as Lavender Latifolia or Portuguese Lavender. The lavender oils are produced worldwide on a large scale. These oils are used in aromatherapy, which helps prevent users from getting any sort of disease. Lavender oil also helps in the production of perfumes, the scent of lavender has a very calming effect on the body which reduces the stress and anxiety from one’s body. The lavender flower oil is a mixture of a compound of natural photochemicals.

The oil is used to give body massages to people who want to reduce stress from their mind and to relax. Lavender oil is essential for those people who are dealing with the problem of hair loss. Hair loss reduces the alopecia from your head, the people who suffer from alopecia areata are given treatment which includes excess usage of lavender oil. Patients are recommended by the doctors to apply the oil and perform massages. The treatment is done for 7 months and from then on positive results are seen. You can add few drops of lavender oil in your bathtub to have a relaxing, stress free bathe.

If you feel some kind of irritation on your skin then you can immediately apply lavender oil on that area as lavender oil is great for healing and soothing any skin irritation problems. There are currently only a few manufacturing industries which are producing 100% natural lavender oil. Many products are made which include some percentage of lavender oil like soaps, perfumes, lotions, creams and shampoos. The oil which consists of pure therapeutic grade is included in perfume bottles and it kills bacteria which is healthy for your body.  Historically the oil was used as an essential item which was always added to beauty products. The oil gives a very delightful light and fragrant floral aroma. 

 

 

For a Happier and Healthier Life.
Sunday, 27 March 2016 13:55

167 Uses of Lavender Oil

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Lavender  oil is as old as mankind, it can be traced back as far as 2,500 years. Lavender oil is usually extracted from the flowers of the lavender plant, primarily through steam distillation. This beautifully-scented herb has been mostly used as perfume, however there are many other therapeutic uses for the lavender plant.

 

From an Ayurvedic point of view, Lavender is the perfect oil that is suitable for all people. And I truly believe that no medicine cabinet or pantry should go without it.

 

Lavender has been used continuously for centuries to enhance food and is used for health in the form of dried flowers, herbed oils, and essential oils. People were using Lavender for all kinds of things from washing linens to soothing teas, from hiding under the corset of beautiful ladies for a pleasant smell, and to healing wounds of a soldier.

 

It is important to say that among various species of Lavender, only Lavandula officinalis (other names: Lavandula angustifora, Lavandula vera) can be used therapeutically.

 

Therapeutic Lavender is not cheap and is the most regularly adulterated oil. There are more than 30 different types of Lavender oils for sale. Not all of them are of a therapeutic and organic grade. Some species of Lavender contain too much ketones and are too toxic to be used in aromatherapy so only buy your lavender only from reputable sources.

Medicinal Properties of Lavender

 

Analgesic: arthritis/rheumatism, muscle pain, bruise

 

Antibacteria: According to some undisclosed research, it is effective against: diphtheria, pneumonia, acute sinusitis, otitis media, meningitis, sepsis, septic arthritis, endocarditis, peritonitis, pericarditis, cellulitis, brain abscess, urinary tract infections, E. coli, septicemia, ankylosing spondylitis, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus, salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, gastrointestinal illness to name a few

 

Antifungal: Candida, nail infection, chlamydia, tinea capitis

 

Anti-inflammatory: eczema, insect bites, sinusitis, cystitis, bruises, spraines, acne, otitis

 

Anticeptic: acne, bronchial secretions, cystitis, otitis, skin infection, influenza, sinusitis, tuberculosis

 

 

Antispasmodic: cramps, coughing

 

Calming:sedative

 

Carminative:flatulence, colic

 

Cicatrizant: burns, scars, varicose ulcers, wounds

 

Emmenagogic, Hypotensor, hypertension, Cardiotonic & tachycardia…

 

 

At this point you might feel completely overwhelmed. Not to worry. Follow these simple rules to be on the safe side:

•        Always consult doctor if you have any serious problems.

•        Never self-diagnose or self-medicate.

•        Never drink essential oils.

•        Never put essential oils in your eyes, nose, or on private parts.

•        Only use essential oils from the reputable sources

 

However, it is said that Lavender has 167 uses. I never managed to put together a full list of 167, but I think the list below covers the main uses that the Lavender Plant has.

 

1.                   Insect repellent - Add few drops to a skin lotion, apply just before your daily walk in the park.

Put a few drops on your hands, rub together, and then rub on your body just before going out.

While traveling, put a drop on your bed and a drop on the pillow.

Note:for outdoor use you will need to reapply essential oil every few hours.

 

2.                   Insect bites –Apply one drop to bite and rub it in.

 

3.                   Burns –apply one drop immediately but do not rub if a blister appears. For the bigger burns, soak the wound and gently cover the injured place, and go to the hospital.

 

4.                   Skin rushes –Apply a few drops, gently rub it in. Contact the doctor if the rushes persist and no improvements show in the next day or two.

 

5.                   Small cuts –Apply 1-2 drops onto wounded area. It will disinfect, ease the pain and help with healing.

 

6.                   Cough, cold, flu, sinus infection – Diffuse the oil in a room for a couple of hours, add 20 drops of oil to 1 cup of boiling water, lay down and inhale with deep breaths to get the maximum effects.

 

 

7.                     Insomnia diffuse the oil in the room overnight night.  Add 20 drops to 1 cup of boiling water. It will put restless babies to sleep like a charm.

 

8.                      HeadacheRelief 1 drop of lavender (can be mixed with 1 drop of Peppermint) and applied around the hairline.

 

9.                   Muscle pain, arthritis, back pain– ease the pain by applying 1-2 drops of Lavender oil directly on the affected area.

 

10.               Muscle relaxer, and promotes overall relaxation- Did you know that Lavender oil was used in Ancient times in Asia to tame lions? Yeah, it’s that powerful! Aim for 100% pure lavender oil to benefit from this effect.

 

11.               Depression, anxiety, mood swings –diffuse the oil in the room for a couple of hours or as long as you want to. Add 20 drops to 1 cup of boiling water.

 

12.               Ice-cream –.  Only use therapeutic or food grade oil for Lavender ice-cream. Instead of vanilla flavouring, add 1 drop of Lavender oil for 2 cups of ice-cream mixture before putting it in the ice-cream maker. It adds unforgettable flavor.

 

13.   Add to Diffuser-A word about diffusers: Only use cold diffusers (ionic diffusers) because heat destroys therapeutic properties of essential oils.

 

14.               Estrogen Supplement -Studies have shown that lavender, when coupled with tea tree oils could create an estrogen-like effect.

 

15.               Menstrual cramps -Massage a few warm drops on to your lower abdomen.

 

16.               Anti-Bacterial Wash- A French study proved that lavender is a powerful antibacterial, in dilutions of 5 per cent or less it is lethal to bacteria that causes typhoid, TB & diphtheria. Combined with Lemon, for its clinically tested anti-viral properties.

 

17.               Anxiety -smear a few drops right under your nose, the scent of Lavender will help relieve your anxiety.

 

18.               Earache - Warm a bottle of lavender oil in hot water for a minute or two, then gently massage a few drops into the skin around the ears and throat.

 

19.               Chicken Pox- soothes the itchiness and prevents scarring.

 

20.               Acne treatment- Lavender is believed to inhibit the bacteria that causes skin infection and helps rebalance the over-secretion of sebum (natural body oil) which the bacteria thrive on, and reduce scarring”.  Simply add a few drops of lavender oil to your usual face cream.

 

21.               Fever - Apply a soaked towel with cool water that has been mixed with lavender oil on the patient’s forehead, face and neck.

 

22.               Dry and itchy skin- Lavender oil generally heals the skin and balances the sebum (natural body oil). Simply massage lavender oil on your skin for a hydrating and soothing feeling.

 

23.               Sinusitis -Lavender is one of several essential oils that aromatherapists recommend you should inhale to relieve sinusitis, add two drops of lavender & thyme oil to a bowl of near-steaming water and inhale slowly and deeply, with a towel over your head & bowl.

 

24.               Urine Flow -Lavender essential oil is good for urinary disorders as it stimulates urine production. It helps in restoring hormonal balance and reduces cystitis or inflammation of the urinary bladder. It also reduces any associated cramps.

 

25.               Digestion -Lavender oil is useful for digestion as it increases the mobility of the intestine. The oil also stimulates the production of gastric juices and bile and thus aids in treating indigestion, stomach pain, colic, flatulence, vomiting and diarrhea. Simply mix a tablespoon in your salad dressing, or swallow it in the morning before breakfast.

 

26.               Cure for Ringworm- Our 2 year old got a ringworm infection on her belly. We had lavender oil and rubbed a few drops on the infected area. Within a few days, the ringworm was completely gone. It was a great, natural therapy for a minor ringworm infection, without the fear of any man-made chemicals touching our baby's young skin.

 

27.               Helping little ones prepare for bed- Many children can benefit from a calm, predictable routine at a consistent time each night. When Lavender oil is added to the regime, it can be even more effective. Rub a few drops of oil on the soles of the little one's feet. We have even put a few drops on our fingers and touched the under-side of their noses so they would smell it and develop a calming routine with a familiar smell. And, since the smell center of the brain is very close to the memory center, this kind of pattern can produce strong, peaceful memories for little ones as they grow older.

 

28.               Safely moisturizing chapped lips- Only pure therapeutic-grade Lavender oil should be considered safe for ingesting or use on skin areas. Be sure your bottle does not say “for external use only” as it is not pure therapeutic-grade and is not worth the money spent on it. Apply as needed to areas of chapped lips in the dry winter season to relieve dry, burning, chapped lips and to promote healing and moisturizing effects.

 

29.               Winter chapped hands - Lavender oil can triple as a bactericide, moisturizer, reliever of pain, itching and dryness caused by dry, cold winter conditions. Try a few drops as needed and rub into the chapped areas of the fingers and hands.

 

30.               Eczema relief and dermatitis- Using Lavender oils alone or with other essential oils that are good for the skin can help bring relief to the dryness or the inflammation caused by eczema and dermatitis. Many children have eczema patches and eventually grow out of them. Using Lavender oil is a safe and effective treatment.

 

31.               Fabric freshener and deodorizer - Place a few drops on a cloth or laundry drier sheet to freshen your laundry’s scent and naturally deodorize.

 

32.               Romance and relaxed social settings -Diffuse the lavender oil to set the mood for a nice romantic evening or for a relaxed social event.

 

33.               Can be used in a day spa for diffusing -Lavender is a nice oil for diffusing, cleaning the air, and bringing balance to any atmosphere. Diffusing it in a certain area of your day-spa can really bring a sense of balance and tranquility.

 

34.               Lavender infused tea and other drinks -Using Lavender in a nice cup of hot tea can help as a nice wind-down drink after dinner or with a decaffeinated tea before bed. It can also be used with a nice Chamomile tea or “Sleepy time” tea before bed or when trying to relax.

 

35.               Lavender in breads and cooking - Experiment with Lavender oil (digestible kind) in your fruit breads and other dishes. It can provide a wonderful complexity and aromatics to some of your favorite dishes. Try adding a drop or 2 to a few bites before adding it to a complete recipe to be sure you like it first.

 

36.               Sunburn relief -Lavender drops can be diluted in water to spray over sunburn to promote relief and healing several times a day. Try using Lavender instead of (or alternating with) aloe vera gel and diluted apple-cider vinegar to help take away the heat and sting of sun-burn.

 

37.               To settle throat or muscle spasms - Recently, I had some issues with GERD and esophageal spasms. If you ever have esophageal spasms or IBS, it can be very uncomfortable and at times, painful. I decided take a few drops of Lavender oil on the tongue to see if it had similar muscle relaxation effects on the smooth, involuntary muscles of the digestive system. The Lavender oil was very effective in greatly reducing the spasms and bringing relaxation and relief to the constricting muscles in my throat. It must be therapeutic grade so that it is pure enough for ingestion.

 

38.               Sinusitis and allergy flare-ups -Both Lavender and Peppermint oil can be very effective for helping to reduce the flare ups from allergies and sinusitis (inflammation of the sinus linings). Place a few drops near the affected areas, nasal passages, temples, forehead, back of the neck, between the eyes (but certainly not in the eyes) – test some near your eyes to make sure the vapors are not too intense for your eyes as it can irritate or cause the eyes to water a bit.

 

39.               Great for a relaxing bath oil -Try adding several drops to a warm, relaxing bath, while playing some soft music and lighting some nice candles. A little extra time for yourself on those days when you really need a break after work or from the kids can really bring you back to a sense of normalcy.

 

40.                Relief with heart palpitations - Lavender oil, being a natural tonic and sedative, can also be inhaled in pure form to help with heart palpitations and a rapid heartbeat. Practice making calm and quiet surroundings and inhaling Lavender oils when your heart is racing. Be sure to stay with your doctor's advice if you have a condition or are on medications.

 

41.               Calmness before an exam -Inhale some drops of Lavender before and during a test if permitted, to help you reset balance to your mind and emotions during test anxieties. Using the Lavender lightly during study times can also help produce calm memories when thinking through particular topics, which can carry over to the testing scenario.

 

42.               Before a presentation or job interview - You can inhale some Lavender aroma and even put a drop or two under the nasal passages to bring calmness and balance to the mind and emotions before a presentation in front of your peers or colleagues or just before a job interview.

 

43.               Water fountain or aromatherapy fountain - Placing a few drops of Lavender in your fountain can kill bacteria and promote a nice, balanced, calm atmosphere while keeping the water fresh and free of microbes.

 

44.               Reducing scar tissue -Be sure to consistently add Lavender oil to areas of skin that are wounded and beginning to heal to help reduce scarring and promote healing, while also experiencing the antiseptic properties of the oil.

 

45.               Dry eyes and tear ducts -Do not place Lavender in the eyes. However, you can put a drop or 2 near the bridge of the nose to promote your lacrimal glands to produce tears.

 

46.               Motion Sickness - Experiment with the locations of application, Lavender can be used to help alleviate symptoms of minor motion sickness. It is not intended to prevent motion sickness on a long cruise or where a stronger medicine may be needed. However, it can be effective in relieving symptoms of the onset of motion sickness.

 

47.               Bath salts -Not only can Lavender be used by the drop in a relaxing bath, but it can also be mixed with pure bath salts and wrapped up to use later or for a gift for a friend or family member.

 

48.               Respiratory infections - Lavender can be used in a vaporizer to help kill germs and promote healing due to respiratory infections.

 

49.               Hair loss and re-growth for alopecia -Alopecia areata is an auto-immune dysfunction where the hair falls out, often in clumps or patches. In one study documented by the University of Maryland Medical Center, 86 alopecia areata patients went through a split test. Both subjects massaged the scalp daily for 7 months, whereas only half used essential lavender oil during the massage. The experimental group that used Lavender oil reported significant hair re-growth over the control group that simply used scalp massage alone.

 

50.               Reduce agitation in dementia patients -Some studies have shown that aromatherapy and other Lavender oil use can help reduce agitation for aging patients who experience agitation and irritability due to dementia.

 

51.               Irritation from shingles -Adult onset of shingles due to the Herpes Zoster virus can be quite irritating and downright painful. Some people have used Lavender oil to alleviate the pain, irritation and itching caused by shingles. Also, because shingles can often be associated with life stressors, Lavender can help with that too.

 

52.               Scabies infections - Scabies has been identified by the WHO (World Health Organization) as a water-borne parasite / illness that can also be transmitted by skin contact from infected persons. Some natural medicinal doctors (NMDs) have used therapeutic-grade Lavender oils and baths in conjunction with other oils such as tea tree oil to effectively kill these parasites that burrow under the skin, lay eggs, and cause allergic irritations and dermatitis. Not only can the Lavender oil kill the parasites, but it can bring relief to the skin irritations.

 

53.               Overactive nervous system -Sometimes, other voluntary and involuntary muscle spasms can be treated well with Lavender oil massaged on or near the location of the muscle spasms caused by an over-active nerve or nervous system.

 

54.               After surgery pain relief - Although there have been more reported testimonials, one study done on biopsy patients (reported at the University of Maryland Medical Center) for after-surgery pain relief showed significant pain decrease in patients who received oxygen with Lavender aromatherapy versus those who just received oxygen without aromatherapy in post-operative scenarios.

 

55.               Improve concentration - Because of its ability to stabilize mood, reduce anxieties, and help calm the nervous system, Lavender has been reported by many to help improve the ability to concentrate by reducing other symptoms that can distract thought and the ability to focus.

56.                   Ear infection - 1 drop of Lavender massaged around the ear, 1 drop of Lavender (can be mixed with 1 drop of Chamomile) on a cotton ball, place the cotton ball into the ear. Must be applied to both ears even when the pain affects only one.

 

Lavender could be perhaps one of the most versatile herbs and essential oils in the world, and the therapeutic uses for its pure essential oil are seemingly endless.

From cooking, to easing tensions, to soothing skin irritations and acne, essential, therapeutic-grade Lavender oil is the first essential oil that should be stocked in every household. Lavender oil should be therapeutic / pharmaceutical grade in order to safely use on the body or for ingestion. Most oils sold in the marketplace are labelled this way, but are actually not intended for internal use. Also, where ever you see the word “neat” next to essential oil use, this means undiluted (not mixed with water or other dilutions).

For The Essential Guide to Lavender Oil

 

Sunday, 27 March 2016 13:54

Sense of Smell: Essential Lavender Oil

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The sense of smell is a powerful and overlooked part of how we learn, experience and remember. Smells create "Proustian Memories," which are long-term memories that elicit strong emotional responses. Primal, immediate and complex, the sense of smell is our most powerful sense, 10,000 times more powerful than the other senses and directly connected to the limbic system, which is the place in the brain where memories and emotions are processed.

 

There have been many studies that link certain smells, especially from 100-percent essential oils or aromatherapy, with improved focus, learning and memory. A 2002 study in Russia tested peppermint aroma on schoolchildren and found that it consistently improved grades on tests. Duke University has also done a series of experiments with mice "that have shown that the part of the brain that processes scents is indeed a key to forming long-term memory." Researchers have also consistently found that incorporating more senses when you are learning something has a more substantial and long-lasting effect on memory.

The amazing, organic Lavender plant comes in 39 different species, though only 1 is considered to be the official Lavender use for therapeutic-grade Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia – formerly called Lavandula Officinalis). The origins of the name are somewhat debated, but many sources report the word “lavender” coming from the Latin root “lavare”, meaning "to wash." And though all of its uses are not new to mankind, we continue to discover new ways in which it is both beneficial to human health and therapeutic.

Lavender's therapeutic uses were first documented scientifically when a French scientist, René Gattefossé (1881 - 1950), used it accidentally to help heal his hand and promote skin regeneration from a laboratory burn (it was the only liquid nearby and he plunged his hand into it after the burn). He was quite surprised at how quickly his burns healed with very little scarring. He is also considered the father of aromatherapy and the inventor of the word “aromatherapy”. For The Essential Guide to Lavender Oil

 

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Sunday, 27 March 2016 10:00

Balanced blends of Lavender Oil

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Why do you think homemakers and chemists follow recipes and formulas with such precision when ‘creating’ something new? It is because every constituent or ingredient has a significant role to play in the outcome. Aromatherapy has to adhere to the same practice, since healing is entirely dependent upon ‘the right blends of odours’. Manufacturers of essential oils are especially careful when they are creating synergized, balanced blends of Lavender Essential Oil.

 

 

A Wonderful Combination of the Strong and the Delicate

The stems and flowers of the Lavender plant emit a rich fragrance, yet Lavender essential oil sends out an odour that is neither too strong nor too delicate. Obviously, the balancing of constituents is tackled in an intelligent manner while extracting essential oil. For instance, camphor, terpenol and cineol are pungent-smelling substances, which constitute only a tiny fraction of the total composition of natural Lavender oil. All of them combined together make up a small percentage, such as 4% of the total composition. This ‘powerhouse’ of natural Lavender essential oil contains large quantities of linalyl acetate and linalol, these sweet-smelling substances make up 70% of the total composition. Ultimately, a synergized balance of all the constituents is achieved in Lavender essential oil.

 

Experiment on Your Own

Similarly, you can create synergized blends with different essential oils combined together in a carrier oil. What could be better than an aromatic bath at the end of a tiresome and hectic day? Try this unique blend of Lavender essential oil for a relaxing aroma bath at home. The herbs presented in the Lemony-Herbaceous-Floral Balancing Blend will award a marvellous massage to your skin, while the Lavender oil will ensure that your mind becomes totally relaxed and tension-free. Create this synergized balanced blend by putting together 1 ounce of Apricot kernel oil, 3 ounces of Grape seed oil, 6 drops of Lemongrass essential oil, 9 drops of Geranium essential oil and 9 drops of Lavender essential oil. All these essential oils are similar in aroma. Store the blended ingredients in an airtight bottle. Either pour 2/3 tablespoons into your bath water, or massage into your damp skin after a hot shower.

They are Great Balancers

Admittedly, Lavender is a wonderful balancer. However, Geranium and Clary sage are equally proficient too. While several other oils have balancing properties too, they may not be similarly efficacious in nature, nevertheless they can be used. These oils include Lemongrass, Fir Needle, Petitgrain, Marjoram, Juniper Berry and Melissa. Therefore, it is possible to create synergized balanced blends of other essential oils, and not Lavender essential oil alone.

For example, you might prepare a special room spray with the aid of 10 drops of pine essential oil, 10 drops of fir needle essential oil, 4 drops of tangerine essential oil and 4 ounces of water. Store the mixture in a spray bottle, and freshen up all the rooms whenever you feel the need to do so.

Your furniture may feel left out of the spotlight. Take a spray bottle and fill it with 4 ounces of jojoba oil, 4 drops of lemongrass essential oil, 8 drops of sandalwood essential oil, and 12 drops of lemon essential oil. Shake the mixture well and apply directly to wooden surfaces. Alternatively, you might use a dusting cloth with a few drops of the balanced blend on it.

 

Make Lavender Oil part of your essential medical cabinet.

 

 For a Happier and Healthier Life.
Sunday, 27 March 2016 09:59

Sleep with Lavender

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Tossing and turning at night, waking up at 3 am and unable to go back to sleep, anxious about a big project and unable to fall asleep. Can you relate to any of the above scenarios? Insomnia, restlessness, and anxiety can all be effectively treated with our Essential Lavender Oil.


Insomnia is something that one third of adults will experience at one point in their life. It is defined as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Some may experience insomnia on a daily basis and others may feel the effects of insomnia occasionally. While this can be treated with heavy sleep medications, it is recommended that one not use sleep aides for extended periods of time. As an alternative to sleeping medications, lavender essential oil can help relax, and calm you so that you can have a naturally peaceful night’s sleep.

Often if you have difficulty sleeping it is because you may suffer from an illness that affects you during the day as well. If you suffer from depression or anxiety, your sleep may feel disrupted and you may often feel tired. Lavender essential oil will help to stabilize your mood and decrease your anxiety.

Lavender oil can be used effectively in many different ways: Use it as a massage oil and gently rub it onto the back of your neck or onto your temples, breathe deeply to feel the full effect of the oil. Place the oil in a diffuser or if you don’t have a diffuser, put three or four drops of oil in a pot with three cups boiling water. Make a room spray by placing ten drops of essential oil in a small spray bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with purified water. Use the spray to mist your pillow or sheets before going to bed. Use lavender nightly in one of these ways and you should feel relaxed at bedtime.

Do you have a fussy or colicky baby? Does your child wake up at night and can’t fall back to sleep? Essential oils are safe and effective to use with babies and children. If your baby is inconsolable and can’t fall asleep, mix a little lavender oil with a base oil (coconut oil, olive oil, etc) and rub it onto the bottoms of your baby’s feet. The effects of this treatment will be seen immediately, your baby will feel calm and more relaxed. If you don’t see any effects, repeat the treatment two or three times. If your child wakes up at night and can’t go back to sleep, rub some essential oil in their hands and have them breathe it in deeply. Before your child’s bedtime, create a soothing and restful environment for them in their room by using a lavender room spray or diffusing lavender oil. Creating this environment will help them get a good night’s rest and in turn help mom get a good night’s rest as well. Whatever sleep issues you have, using lavender essential oil will help to calm and relax you so that you can have sweet dreams.

Make Lavender Oil part of your essential medical cabinet.

 

 

 For a Happier and Healthier Life.
Sunday, 27 March 2016 09:59

Irritability Relief with Essential Oils

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Irritability can happen for a number of reasons. Irritability is an emotional issue that escalates from a bad day or issues that have been building up over time. Some people have the ability to hold in their anger, but sooner or later the emotional irritability caused by negative energies can bubble to the top and cause even the most even tempered person to finally release anger in the form of irritability. Irritability stems from a number of issues that occur throughout the day. Deadlines at work, the pressure of the day’s work, and any other stressful event can cause a person to suffer from irritability.

Using essential oils in aromatherapy can greatly increase your body’s ability to defend and fight back against the emotional negativity of irritability. Irritability can also stem from home related issues, just because you stay at home taking care of kids does not mean you cannot be the subject of irritability issues. Stay at home moms also suffer from irritability of deadlines, taking care of the kids, and making sure everything in the house hold is perfect. Although some may not recognize this as a valid cause, irritability can be greatly exacerbated from home caring and child rearing.

Essential oils in aromatherapy can help you resolve your irritability issues and can help calm you for future work days. Once you use essential oils for irritability relief, you will start to notice how your attitude changes. You may even see how people will respond to you differently once your attitude has changed to a more positive attitude.

Change in living conditions or economic status can also cause irritability. With poor economic stability, it is hard to hold a positive attitude. Using essential oils in aromatherapy help you maintain emotional control even when you have legitimate tragedy in your life. Although tragedy should be nurtured emotionally, it can be a base cause for irritability in your life by taking it out on your family and friends. The aroma from essential oils can help calm your nerves and bring you a positive attitude even on the low days.

Using lavender oil is a perfect way to release stress and bring calm to your irritability, bring calm to your body and mind, just rub a drop of lavender oil behind your ears in the morning and you will be more equipped to deal with a stressful day.

 

 

For a Happier and Healthier Life.
Sunday, 27 March 2016 09:58

2012 Lavender Study

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Before the development of penicillin, herbs were commonly used to cure many everyday ailments. Medicine may have evolved and developed, but those plants have not lost any of their potency. Lately researchers are going back to their roots, investigating the clinical effects of essential oils for a myriad of uses. Lavender oil is one of those essential oils being studied further, and the results are astounding.

Researched as an alternative to antibiotics, specifically drug-resistant super bugs, Lavender oil and a number of other essential oils have made their mark on the medical community. These essential oils were found to be cheaper than modern antibiotics, more effective at eliminating drug-resistant micro-organisms, and impossible for the micro-organisms to develop a resistance so far. In fact, if more people used essential oils such as Lavender oil to treat their illnesses and ailments, it may be possible to completely eliminate super bugs.

A 2012 study on Lavender oil found that this essential oil, especially when used undiluted, helped reduce the severity of migraines and in some cases, completely eliminated them. The study used two to three drops of the pure, undiluted therapeutic grade Lavender essential oil applied to the upper lip (just below the nose).

Other studies have shown that Lavender oil has many medicinal properties. These include pain relief, treating mood disorders, relieving spasms or convulsions, and reducing hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also believed to have anti-fungal, anti-septic, and anti-inflammatory properties.Buy Now!

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Sunday, 27 March 2016 09:56

Lavender Massage Oil

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Lavender Massage Oil and its benefits

Lavender essential oil makes the perfect addition to a massage. The benefits of lavender oil combined with the benefits of massage make for a relaxing and healing treatment that goes beyond pampering. In fact, a massage with lavender massage oil may even be considered an essential health routine. In order to use Lavender essential oil in a massage, it first needs to be diluted in a base oil, or carrier.

How to make a good massage oil

The most commonly used carrier oils are grape seed oil, extra virgin olive oil, or sweet almond oil. For every 1 fluid ounce, or 30 ml, of carrier oil, 12 drops of Lavender essential oil can be added. This will result in a 2% dilution. For a more cautious dilution, use 1% or 6 drops in the same amount of carrier oil.


Massage also helps to relieve stress, anxiety and depression by lowering the blood pressure, reducing the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, and boosting the feel-good neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Lavender essential oil is known to have relaxing properties and has often been used to treat mild depression and lower the blood pressure. This makes it an excellent companion to massage in the treatment of stress, anxiety and depression. Often associated with stress and tension, headaches and migraines are also treated effectively with pure, undiluted Lavender essential oil.


A 30 minute massage has been known to reduce the pain associated with tension headaches and migraines. Combining the two is bound to have a more speedy and effective outcome. People suffering from osteoarthritis have found that massage is an excellent, effective and pleasant treatment. The pain and stiffness associated with this degenerative joint disease is eased through massage alone. When Lavender essential oil is added to the massage oil, the pain can be further reduced.

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Insomnia can be a serious health concern. Lavender essential oil has sedative properties and, when combined with the ability of massage to stimulate the delta brain waves associated with sleep, the two become a winning combination in the treatment and prevention of insomnia.


Lavender essential oil also helps to boost the immune system and provides faster healing and recovery. Massage has a similar effect on the body, increasing the number of disease fighting white blood cells and reducing the stress that destroys the immune system.


The lymphatic system is intimately connected with the immune system, removing all the waste from the body and depositing it in the blood stream to be filtered by the kidneys. A sluggish lymphatic system can cause water retention, or edema, and dulling of the complexion. Massage, particularly lymphatic massage, helps the lymphatic system to drain properly. This reduces the swelling associated with water retention and gives the skin a vital glow.


Massage, even one as short as 15 minutes, has been shown to improve concentration and increase awareness. This is more than likely due to the increase in blood circulation that massage provides. Blood, particularly oxygenated blood, is extremely important for the brain to function at its best. Lavender essential oil aids in improving the circulation of blood and would boost the effects of the massage.


The benefits of massage are numerous, and the benefits of Lavender essential oil are even more so. Each compliments and accentuates the properties of the other, making them blend together to form the perfect treatment for health and well-being.

 

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