Last weekend, my family and I drove to a ranch in the middle of the mountains out here, and visited their Lavender festival! We had so much fun walking around the fields, smelling all of the lovely flowers and taking in the aroma. Of course... I was snapping photos like a mad woman. We enjoyed every moment and it really was a great family outing. If you have the chance to go to a lavender festival near you, definitely DO!
Most of us have experienced lavender in one way or another. In our home we use doTERRA, and it is amaaaaazing! In any case, lavender is one of my personal favorite oils and I will tell you why! Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; it is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities which continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities. Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.
Lavender is great for so many things and supports the body in multiple ways, especially when it comes to emotions, and helps support better communication with others, and bringing out your voice. Here are some of the main ways to use lavender:
• Soothes occasional skin irritations
•Taken internally, Lavender reduces anxious feeling and promotes peaceful sleep
•Helps ease feelings of tension.
• Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime.
•Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations.
•Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.
•Take internally to reduce anxious feelings.
•Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.
So you can see, there are SO many ways to use this amazing essential oil, and it is a staple in our home. I actually have the lavender touch roller on my nightstand, and before bedtime, I roll it on my neck and feet to promote a restful slumber. It is so simple and I love being able to just roll it on my feet.
This month you can actually get the set of diluted rollers at 10% off! Click here to grab them at wholesale cost and get your 10% discount! Just select the $35 wholesale option and add this beauty to your order!
I also wanted to share a few of my favorite Lavender recipes with you!
-Empty/new mascara container
-1 1/2 tsp aloe vera gel
-10 capsules activated charcoal, open and emptied OR Use Cocoa Powder if you would prefer Brown
-3 tsp bentonite clay
-1 or 2 drops doTERRA Lavender essential oil
-Mix up all of the ingredients together until they are nice and smooth
-Use the oral syringe to fill the mascara tube(s)
-Apply 2-3 coats, allow each coat to dry before reapplication.
I actually just made this recipe with some of my teammates at a recent get together. It was super fun! I love hanging out, talking oils, and creating something new with friends!
-1 or 2 scoops Vanilla Trimshake
-1 drop Lavender essential oil
-8oz Almond Milk
Blend up your delicious lavender infused recipe to start your day!
ZESTY AND FRESH
-3 drops Lavender
-3 drops Lime
TRIP TO THE SPA
-2 drops Bergamot
-2 drops Lavender
-2 drops Rosemary
What do you love about lavender? What do you think of these uses? What are you most excited to try out? Let me know in the comments below! I always love hearing from you!