As y’all know, I started using Young Living essential oils back in May of 2014… and since then, my family has been able to get rid of COUNTLESS toxins and chemicals in our home. In so many ways we’ve saved money, ditched the drug store, and replaced many, many items in our medicine and cleaning cabinets with natural, therapeutic essential oils, supplements, and cleaners.
Sharing with others what my family and I have experienced with Young Living has become something that I am so, so, SO passionate about. I get SO excited to talk about it with people! Anyway, one of the most common questions I get from people is, “Well, what exactly can you DO with the oils, etc.?” And the answer is, “SO MUCH. ALL OF THE THINGS.” 🙂
With that being said, I thought it might be fun to start really breaking it down for y’all and doing a series of posts on each individual oil (and then maybe supplements and other stuff down the road) sharing the various uses, properties, etc. for each one!
So, that’s what I’m doing here!
Now, in week one, we’re going to talk all about the “Swiss Army Knife” of oils: LAVENDER!
Arabs and Romans used lavender for perfumes, burial rituals, bath houses, salves, balms, and cosmetics. It is rooted in the Latin word “lavare,” meaning “to wash.”**
TOPICAL: You can apply it topically directly on the specific location of need or via the Vita-Flex points. It is an extremely gentle oil so you can use it undiluted! However, I would dilute it with a carrier oil on children under the age of one.
FOR SAFETY: Never apply essential oils IN the eyes or ear canals! If you get an oil in your eye or in your ear, DO NOT use water, use a fatty carrier oil to dilute it and get it out. It won’t kill you or permanently blind you or anything… but it will burn.
AROMATIC: You can also diffuse it… I love to diffuse lavender during naptime (for my daughter Lilly) or at night to promote a restful sleep. 🙂
DIETARY: You can also ingest Young Living’s lavender***. I love to put it in a capsule to help ease those seasonal sniffles.
(and this is not an end-all be-all list… there are literally THOUSANDS of uses… these are just some of my favorites!):
So there you have it! 35 AWESOME uses for lavender!
Lavender is one of the “Everyday Oils” that comes in the Premium Starter Kit when you sign up as a wholesale member with Young Living. If you are interested in getting started, you can do so here!
What is YOUR favorite way to use Lavender?
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA… this is all meant for informational purposes only! None of this information is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
**My sources are the Essential Oils Pocket Reference Guide, Desk Reference Guide, Essential Oils Starter Guide, as well as other published information.
***I do not recommend ingesting any essential oil brand other than Young Living essential oils due to their therapeutic properties and farming practices.
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