Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances.

Supports restorative sleep when inhaled or evaporated before going to bed, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse minor skin irritations. The French scientist Rene Gattefosse was among the first to discover these properties when he was severely burned in a laboratory explosion. It has an easing effect on sunburnt, scarred and wounded skin. Lavender may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods. The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing — physically and emotionally. May be sprayed to clear the air of pollen, dust, microorganisms and insects. This plant is organically grown and distilled at the Young Living Farms.

Ideas for using it:

  • Rub a drop of Lavender oil on your feet for a calming effect on your body.
  • Diffuse in your home to help relax your entire family and pets!
  • Put a drop of Lavender on your pillow at night for a peaceful sleep.
  • Soothe skin with a drop mixed with V-6 oil and apply topically.
  • Apply 2-4 drops to underarms.
  • Place a few drops of lavender on a cotton ball and place in linen closet or dresser drawer to scent linens and clothing and repel moths and insects.
  • Place a few drops of lavender on a wet cloth and place in dryer to freshen laundry.
  • Apply 2-3 drops to relieve itching skin.
  • Massage a couple of drops on back of neck for calming.

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