(post by Natalie Kravitz)
Did you know that lavender is part of the mint family and is one of Young Living's most popular oils? Young Living has three farms that grow lavender, located in Utah, Idaho, and France!! Lavender is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the plant, and it takes 27 square feet of lavender plants to make one 15 ml bottle of Lavender essential oil.
Lavender, aka the Swiss Army knife of essential oils, has a scent that's a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. One of the most popular and most versatile essential oils in the world Lavender is used from skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse and enhance many areas of your life!
For centuries lavender has been used for sleep and used in aromatherapy for relaxation. Today we use our Young Living Lavender Oil in many similar ways. In our lotions, bath products, sleep roll-ons, diffusers, on our precious babies and fur kids. It is a gentle oil with a calming effect on everything from our respiratory systems, to our skin, to our emotions.
Lavender is great for the many common fears we are tempted to give into:
▪️ 𝔽𝕖𝕒𝕣 𝕠𝕗 𝔸𝕓𝕒𝕟𝕕𝕠𝕟𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥, 𝕓𝕖𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕝𝕖𝕗𝕥 𝕒𝕝𝕠𝕟𝕖. By rubbing lavender over the abdomen and using the mantra "I embrace all life's experiences" can help us be open to self-reliance and our contentment to all things. The opposite of abandonment is not being fully self-reliant, but being connected to everything working together for our good.
▪️ 𝔽𝕖𝕒𝕣 𝕠𝕗 ℂ𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕚𝕔𝕚𝕤𝕞. This one is huge, especially if you are in a line of work where you put yourself out there often. Using Lavender as perfume while pairing it with mantras and unconditional love for ourselves can be a great practice for developing self confidence!
▪️ 𝔽𝕖𝕒𝕣 𝕠𝕗 ℕ𝕖𝕨 𝕋𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕤, 𝕗𝕖𝕒𝕣 𝕠𝕗 𝕞𝕠𝕧𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕕. Sometimes there are big transitions in life and sometimes it seems scary to open ourselves up to change. Lavender has a beautiful way of calming the central nervous system to help us be more open to change and gaining positive momentum.
🌿 Constituents are naturally occurring compounds in plants (and therefore essential oils) that give them specific health-supporting properties
🌿 Linalyl acetate: has high quality antioxidant properties and has been shown to support the cardiovascular system as well as the body's response to ischemic injury.
🌿 Linalool: has been shown to support the body's response to pain inflammation, may help improve sleep, and is considered to support the immune and central nervous systems
𝐉𝐔𝐒𝐓 𝐀 𝐃𝐑𝐎𝐏 𝐎𝐅 𝐋𝐀𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐑
▪️ Can help cleanse and soothe minor skin irritations
▪️ Can be soothing to the skin after a day in the sun
▪️ May help reduce the appearance of blemishes
▪️ Supports aging skin
▪️ Calms and relaxes the mind and body
▪️ Soothes seasonal respiratory needs
▪️ Creates a tranquil environment when diffused or applied topically
▪️ May help ease occasional nervous tension and improve sleep quality for occasional sleeplessness
▪️ Contains cleansing and antioxidant properties
▪️ Supports general wellness
𝘼𝙙𝙙 𝙇𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙭𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙚…
💜 Unwind in the evening with a calming, Lavender-infused neck or back massage. Feeling tense? Add a little Peppermint and Frankincense!
💜 Use Lavender as part of a bedtime routine by rubbing it on the bottoms of your feet and diffusing it next to your bed.
💜 Reach for Lavender to release tension.
💜 Use Lavender to support the airways when air quality is less than ideal.
💜 Apply to needed area frequently to support natural healing.
💜 Apply Lavender diluted with coconut oil to skin after touching something hot.
💜 Add Lavender to your moisturizer for oily skin needs or apply it with a cotton ball to blemishes or the t-zone as needed.
So many ways to use this oil! Isn’t Lavender fascinating?! Aside from diffusing it in our challenge, what is another way you use Lavender?