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Lavender Love Affair

Lavender has got to be one of my all time favorite scents, from the actual plants to essential oils I am a very big fan. When your looking at essential oils there are so many great uses,  just be sure to go for a therapeutic grade oil and not your standard oil candle variety which tend to have added chemical nasties that you wouldn’t want to be putting on your skin. Here are a few of the very many uses for lavender oil. • Get a better nights sleep, apply to the bottom of feet or on a pillow before sleeping – Lavender essential oil induces sleep which has made it a common recommendation for an alternative treatment of insomnia.  • Can be used as a bug repellent, simply apply a small amount to exposed skin – The smell is potent for many types of bugs like mosquitoes, midges, and moths. • Use to calm reaction to a bee sting or bug bite – the anti-inflammatory qualities will reduce the irritation and the pain. • Find your Zen. Lavender essential oil has a calming scent which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves and anxiety issues. Therefore, it can also be helpful in treating migraines, headaches, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress. •Give yourself a little pain relief – known as an excellent remedy for various types of pains including those caused by sore and tense muscles, muscular aches, rheumatism, sprains, backache and lumbago. A regular massage with lavender oil can also provide relief from pain in the joints. • Add a few drops to your bath for an amazing relaxing blissy experience • Apply to wrists or inhale when traveling to ease motion upset • Lightly apply to soothe sunburned or scalded skin • Apply to back, hands, or feet of a restless or agitated child • Use to calm and soothe diaper rash • Calm sensitive skin and soothe pores after hair removal • Apply to dry, chapped lips before applying lip balm • Use with peppermint for a healthy scalp massage • Add to lotion for a stress-relieving hand massage image Namaste Xx

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