Lavender is a beautiful purple goddess, confident but nurturing at the same time. She stands proud, like the rows of flowers painting the fields in a beautiful shade of violet.
Lavender essential oil has been favoured and used for centuries for relaxation, bathing, as a perfume, and in cooking. It’s due to its many undeniable benefits, its beloved fresh floral scent, and perhaps because of its subtle and sweet gentleness, that still to this day it is considered an ‘essential’ essential oil.
Lavender is all calm, promoting feelings of relaxation to soothe and balance the body and mind.
The sweet calming scent of lavender supports the nervous system and can help release tension and stress. It eases anxiety and depression with its relaxing and positive aroma, encouraging a peaceful environment, whether that be in the office, bedroom, or simply in your living spaces. Use it in a diffuser, or spritz the room with a spray, or in times of need you may like to place on your wrists or hands, bring your palms to your face, and inhale deeply.
Affirmation: “I am at peace with my world and myself.”
Lavender is a natural sedative, so for those suffering with the agony of insomnia, Lavender can be a godsend. It not only calms, but helps to quiet our thoughts, and relax the mind, settling it into a sedative state. The next time you’re struggling to fall asleep, place a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow, a blanket, or rub into the soles of your feet.
Lavender essential oil is a great oil to use during meditation and during any spiritual work. Connected to the throat chakra, Lavender is an oil of communication, encouraging you to express yourself and have open and honest conversations with yourself and others. Lavender is calming, helping us to ease into a deeper meditative state, as well as opening and sharpening the mind for better flow during rituals and meditations.
Used on the skin, Lavender essential oil is known to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes, be an effective method to treat acne, and supports aging skin. With the natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties in lavender, it is great for using on eczema, burns, and helps to promote and speed up the healing of cuts, preventing it from scarring. Dilute with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, and apply direct to the area of need.
With its medicinal properties along with its relaxing floral scent, Lavender is an incredible tonic to help ease pain. Its an excellent oil to use to reduce nervous tension, and tension associated with muscle aches and migraines. Massage onto your temples or the back of your neck to help ease the effects of a migraine, or add a few drops to a wheat bag or neck pillow to help with pain and tension in your neck and shoulders.
Because it reduces inflammation, it can also help treat backaches, sprains, joint pain and hormonal cramps. For a combination of a decadent treat and a pain-relieving method, use a few drops of lavender oil and a small handful of Epsom salts in a warm bath. You’ll ease your pain, be relaxed, and smell amazing.