Today I want to share with you the absolute wonders of PURE Lavender essential oil, it truly is the universal essential oil. The lavender plant – Lavandula angustifolia – is a member of the mint family, and its name is derived from the Latin word “lavare” – which means to bathe. Ironically, or perhaps not so ironic, this is a very popular use for lavender essential oil as is promotes total body relaxation, restoration, and healing.
Lavender’s documented use dates back to ancient Egypt where, in addition to various perfumes, it was used as a cure-all for any number of physical maladies and ailments. In ancient Greece, they even used it to soothe the mentally insane. More recently, medics in the battlefields during WWII used lavender as an antiseptic to clean and disinfect soldier’s wounds. That seems like a pretty reliable testimonial to me, when medically trained personnel make lavender their first choice in an emergency.
Lavender is probably the most-used essential oil today with its properties that include anti-everything and everything else. If you’re in doubt about which oil to use, Spark Naturals’ Lavender is always a good choice. What I find most impressive is it’s cicatrisive and cytophylactic properties, which means that it is an expert wound healer. If you have a wound or damaged skin, lavender promotes healing by promoting the formation of new cells and tissue; it can even fade any scarring that may occur.
Not long ago, I had an accident while trying to put together the very desk I’m typing at now, and one of my fingertips was smashed when a piece “fell” into place too soon. A relatively large piece of my fingertip was severed. I’ll spare you the gory photos, but it wasn’t pretty. At the time, I didn’t fully understand about the healing properties of lavender, so I just washed the wound and put a bandage on it. Three days later, it was still very red, raw, and angry-looking. I grabbed my book of essential oils, and consulted a friend who is very knowledgeable as well, and I learned of lavender’s benefits. I immediately removed the bandage and added pure lavender essential oil to my wound, neat. Within 24 hours, my fingertip was obviously healing, and within 72 hours you couldn’t even TELL that there had been an injury. That experience made me a total believer.
At the risk of revealing to you all that I am a bit of a klutz, another time I spilled boiling broth on my hand. I immediately ran cold running water over it for about 2 minutes but the pain was VERY intense. I remembered my lavender this time, so I poured out about 5 drops straight from the bottle onto my burned hand and rubbed it in (very gingerly – because my hand was HURTING) and within seconds, the pain subsided. I am not exaggerating, it was that fast. The next morning, not only did I not have any swelling or blisters on my hand, but it wasn’t even red. You could not tell that I had been burned at all.
I seriously LOVE lavender essential oil and I know that if you try it in your home, you will love it too.
I’ve compiled a list for you of 25+ uses for lavender essential oil that I gathered from around the web. I hope it’s helpful for you, and as a BONUS, I’ve made it a FREE printable so you can add it to your EO notebook for future reference. Just click on this link (for some reason – I don’t know why – you’ll need to click it again on the next page) to save or print, and you’re all set. Then come back on over here for more great info!
I’m glad you stopped by today and I hope you’ll consider giving Lavender a try in your home. I know you’ll love it.
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