Everywhere I look I see lavender blooming and it brings a smile to my face. Lavender is one of the most amazing plants that I have ever worked with. I love it so much that I created an Agri-Tourism and Wellness Centre that featured Lavender! This was such an incredible experience and one which I am so grateful for because I grew and learned so much about myself.
Lavender is definitely my plant ally and it can be yours too. It has so many properties and has become such a popular herb. One of the most beautiful aspects to this herb and essential oil is that is nurtures the mind, emotions, body and spirit.
Lavender essential oil is known as the “UNIVERSAL OIL” because of its versatility. It has been used in healing for centuries, its scent is familiar to almost everyone, and it is definitely having a resurgence in popularity.
At my centre I grew 2.5 acres of lavender which I used to educate the public through tours and used the plants themselves to create products. I put lavender in so many things, lavender lemonade, teas, jelly, honey, and even ice cream! Often people would say ‘lavender in food, yuck!’ but the key is don’t use very much.
My favourite way to use lavender is in aromatherapy. I created a collection of bath and body products and sold them throughout Vancouver and at the boutique shop at our centre. I also shared with many how to use this amazing plant to support and nurture every part of themselves.
Actions of Lavender
It is analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, hypotensive, insecticide, nervine, parasiticide, sedative, stimulant, tonic, immune stimulant, and cell regenerator.
Lavender is ideal for all the body’s systems as it provides physical and emotional support.
- Calms inflamed skin and insect bites
- Is effective for healing burns
- Stimulates cellular growth
- Relieves cramps and indigestion
- Relieves muscle aches and pain
- Relieves PMS and menopausal symptoms
- Balances the body
- Is uplifting and soothing
- Nurtures the mind and emotions
- Is a sedative
- Brings relief from depression
- Calms nerves
- Is helpful for insomnia and headaches
- Alleviates stress, anxiety, and tension
- Balances and normalizes the mind
Avoid in the first trimester of pregnancy, avoid if you have low blood pressure. You may become sensitized with over use.
Below is a Blends Card that I created to share a few recipes that you can make using Lavender Essential Oil.
Lavender is truly a gift and can support you in so many ways. It is a staple in my First Aid Kit. In my opinion every household should have a bottle of Lavender Essential Oil. Give it a try and see for yourself.
Give this amazing healing herb a try. Lavender will nurture and support you throughout your day. If you want to explore natural remedies such as essential oils try my Peace Blend by Clicking Here.