I know what you’re thinking…then why in the World did I name my brand after it? Am I right?!
Well once I started researching and using essential oils I quickly discovered just how awesome (and versatile) lavender is. I mean, it can be used for just about everything! It has to be one of the most widely used and friendly essential oils there are.
All About Lavender:
- The three most common types of lavender EOs are: French Lavender, Bulgarian Lavender, and Spike Lavender.
- Lavender essential oil is extracted from the tiny purple flowers of the plant through steam distillation.
- It’s fragrance is described as “herbaceous, sweet, floral, fresh, and clean.”
- The aroma of Spike Lavender is more herbaceous, almost coniferous, and less floral than Bulgarian or French Lavender.
- Lavender is very gentle and [in most cases] is considered safe for everyone.
- Mostly widely known for its ability to calm, soothe, and promote sleep.
- It is a great oil for the skin, used for treating acne, evening complexion, soothing dry skin, healing bug bites and stings, rashes, and relieving sun burns.
So since it was so beneficial and effective, I would use it here and there, trying to hide it in with other essential oils.
And guess what happened…before I knew it I began actually enjoying its aroma and was using it all on its own! I may even go as far as to say I LOVE it now! In fact, I use it for just about everything.
- Combined with bergamot or sweet orange for a relaxing diffuser blend.
- As a headache remedy diluted in a roller bottle with peppermint and frankincense.
- Diluted and applied topically to mild burns.
- In a spray with green tea and peppermint to relieve sunburns.
- In my allergy relief inhaler with peppermint and lemon (the famous LLP blend)!
- Relieve digestive discomfort by rubbing a small diluted amount clockwise over the abdomen.
- As a sniffle stopper along with white fir and sweet orange, either diffused or diluted and dabbed under the nose.
- In lavender-scented bath salts for a relaxing and de-stressing soak.
- To spot treat acne when combined with tea tree.
- As a fabric or room freshener spray with lemon.
- BONUS: I keep a pre-diluted bottle of lavender in my purse (ok on a keychain in its own fancy case) for those instances that "oh I need an oil...lavender should do it!" (yes...I'm that lady).
And in case you were not entirely convinced yet. I'll just leave this right here...
Eden's Garden. (2016). Lavender-Spike. Retrieved from http://www.edensgarden.com/products/lavender-spike#.VvR35Ucz2dg