Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil:
Lavender comes from the Latin word “lavare”, meaning “to wash”. This is because lavender was used as a ritual bathing herb in ancient Rome. Lavender was recognized for its healing qualities and for washing. It was added to baths to scent the water and was thought to restore the skin. Lavender oil is recognized around the world for its fresh and heady fragrance. Lavender oil also boasts a long history in herbal healing.

Suggested Lavender Oil Uses:
Healing cuts & burns: With Lavender Oil’s strong Antiseptic and Analgesic properties, one drop on cuts or burns helps to fight infection and stimulates the healing process.
Insomnia: For sound nights sleep sprinkle a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow and rub a drop onto each temple.
Headaches: Caused by stress and tension are frequently diminished or eliminated by massaging 1 drop of oil on your temples.
Stop the Stinging: Reduce the swelling, stinging and itching associated with insect stings and bites with Lavender oil's anti-inflammatory qualities by massaging one drop onto the infected area.
Natural bug proofing: Add 5-6 drops of lavender oil onto a cotton ball and place inside cupboards to doter moths and crawling insects from in-vading your home.
For relaxation: Use 10 drops of lavender oil in warm bath, Wait until the tub almost full then add the drops.
Skin bruising: Since Lavender oil reduces inflammation; bruises take less time to treat by lightly rubbing a drop or two on the injured area.
Motion sickness & jet-lag: Three to four drops of lavender oil massaged onto the ankles will help fight fatigue from jet-lag and help alleviate motion sickness.

CAUTION: Always check prior to using lavender if you are allergic to it. If you are unsure consult a doctor first. Never take it internally.

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