If you only have room for one essential oil in your life, choose lavender! It has beneficial effects on mind and body, uplifting for the spirit with wonderful calming and restorative properties, making it almost a complete first aid kit in a single small bottle!
Here are some ways you can use lavender oil to harness its benefits. Please bear in mind these two important points.
Just two or three drops of lavender essential oil can be inhaled to calm your mind. Take deep, gentle breaths in through your nose and slowly exhale through your mouth. As you breathe the fragrance in, you will feel calming effects in just a few minutes. This is good exercise before bedtime.
You can also rub a couple of drops onto pulse points at your wrists, temples, ankles and behind the knees to enjoy the soothing effect on your body. Lavender oil dropped onto your pillow at night aids restful sleep and helps prevent nasal congestion that can lead to snoring and disturbed sleep.
A small phial of lavender essential oil is the perfect size to carry in your purse as a mini first-aid kit. Use it for
Travel sickness is a misery, but just a single drop of lavender oil on the end of the tongue or behind the ears is effective at alleviating the symptoms. If you have a carsick pet dog, you can also rub a drop behind its ears – it is both effective and calming for a dog distressed by a long journey!
Just one teaspoon of lavender essential oil combined with sixteen ounces of white vinegar in a glass bottle will make an effective and fragrant laundry rinse. Store your rinse in a cool dark place and add a quarter cup to the rinse dispenser of your machine when doing the laundry.
Make your own linen spray with a non-aerosol spray bottle filled with cooled boiled water to which you add a few drops of lavender oil. Use this on sheets and towels and to damp household linens before ironing. This same mixture is great for using as a room freshener, more environmentally friendly than aerosol cans or plug-ins and highly effective against pet odors and pungent kitchen smells.
There are literally hundreds of ways to use lavender oil for health and well-being, for minor first aid and to replace chemical sprays and fresheners in your home. Find out more about its properties and start using it yourself.
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