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Lavender Oils Will Make You Want To Rethink First Aid

Lavender has long been known for its soothing benefits, but can do so much more! Click To Tweet
lavender-537851_1920Lavender oils have long been known for their soothing benefits. They’ve even made their way into baby lotions due their calming effects. However, I thought it would be good to share a bit of its history and why it’s one of the best essential oils to have on hand.

The use of lavender has been recorded for more than 2500 years. It’s been used as a perfume, as well as, a cure from everything from insomnia to insanity. Even aching backs. In fact, during medieval times it was used as a disinfectant and deodorant. As if the curative benefits weren’t enough, it also has a sensual side. According to legend, it was used by Cleopatra to seduce Caesar and Mark Antony.

So this little aromatic power house is like having a natural first aid kit in one little bottle. Especially, for that romantic getaway. Good for cuts, bruises, skin irritations, bug bites and has anti-inflammatory benefits. The fragrance will calm, relax and balance you both physically and emotionally.

A Power House Essential Oil That Creates The Best Natural First Aid Kit Click To Tweet

sleeping-time-650684_1920Rub a few drops on the palms of your hands, rub together and inhale to calm the mind. To aid with sleeping rub on your temples and the bottom of the feet. Then smooth your pillow with your scented hands.

Works as a soothing effect on eczema, dermatitis, dry, chapped or sunburn lips. Helps with cold sores and even dandruff.  It can even help with hay fever. No wonder during Roman times, a pound of lavender was worth one month’s wage of a farm laborer.

Of course, there are many culinary uses and has been used for centuries in various dishes by itself or in combination with other herbs like Herbs de Province (one of our favorites).  It’s a great addition to chocolate….you knew I was going to get chocolate into this somewhere.

lavender-field-616440_1280Lavender oils, was the first essential oil I ever purchased and one I ensure is always on hand. With so many benefits you can now see why. When my family asks for what works for “insert ailment”, they now finish their own sentence with, “never mind, I’ll grab the lavender”.  Smart family.

The great news, a little goes a long way so if you need more because you’re kids or partner always seem to have it stashed out of reach, no worries, you can find more here so you’ll never be without your natural first aid kit.

A passion for organicsI always suggest using your essential oils with a carrier oil such as coconut or jojoba depending on whether you’re using the oil on its own, as part of a blend or DIY toiletries.

I choose Mountain Rose Herbs because of their dedication as a company to the quality and sustainability of the product at a great price. A high quality essential oil is crucial to ensure you receive the restorative benefits. They also have a great assortment of natural herbs and containers so you can create your own DIY products.  Grab your natural first aid kit in a bottle today!

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