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Lavender is the Queen of essential oils. There is not a physical or spiritual condition that lavender could not provide some type of relief for. It blends well with all oils and actually works more effectively when used in this synergistic manner. Think of it as the turbo booster. It is most important as a balancer of all systems.
It is antiviral, antibacterial, analgesic, antidepressant, wound healing, hypotensive, decongestant, insect repellent, antispasmodic, tonifying,sedative,anti rheumatic,anti-septic,anti-microbial and just plain amazing! Did I miss anything?
That being said, here are some ways to apply it. For burns it is the wonder oil. It is gentle enough to apply neat (undiluted) to the skin. If applied immediately after a burn occurs, you can alleviate the pain and stop any blistering and scarring. Continue to apply every couple of minutes until the burning subsides. Mix it with Tea Tree oil to increase the effectiveness. If it is a sunburn you are treating add one or two drops of peppermint to this mixture and place in a spray bottle with witch hazel or aloe vera gel and apply as needed.
For stress headaches apply two drops to to neck and shoulders. If you feel a migraine headache coming on mix equal parts peppermint and lavender and apply to back of neck, wrists, forehead, and temples. A cold compress can be added to the neck or forehead as well.
Because lavender both protects and heals the skin, it works great on the skin for bug bites (and as a repellent) bee stings, scratches, infections and burns. It is great for all skin types, and treats everything from acne, to wrinkles and scars. For old or new scars I would suggest mixing it with everlasting (helichrysum italicum), rosemary verbenone and in organic rosehip seed oil.
For colds, coughs, flu and sinusitis lavender comes to the rescue. Inhalations are the way to attack viruses as well as applying to chest and back over the lungs. For catarrh( excessive mucous of the nose and respiratory passages) massage a drop or two along the bony ridges of the eyebrows and on either side of the nostrils. Press along the orbital bone below the bottom eyelids (avoid getting too close to the eyes or in the eyes).
An important use of lavender oil is for the relief of pain- all kinds. Muscles and joints, menstrual pain and arthritis can benefit in a massage oil or lotion. Blend it with rosemary, eucalyptus, marjoram or ginger, white fir, ponderosa pine or balsam fir for added relief.
Stress and sleep issues seem to go hand and hand. An unknown fact about lavender oil is that too much lavender oil will actually stimulate the brain.I know many a client who has slathered themselves in lavender oil hoping to get some rest, only to be up all night! One or two drops is all that you should use. Place on your pillow, apply to your wrists or temples. If a bath helps you relax, use one drop of lavender oil and be sure the water is only warm- not super hot as heat will stimulate the body as well.
Calming, soothing, relaxing, peaceful and balancing to all systems.
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