Sunday, January 8, 2017

An Ode to Lavender

In the words of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “How do I love [lavender]? Let me count the ways.”

 I’ve always had an affinity for the scent of lavender (and the color). But since being introduced to the power of lavender essential oil, I’ve fallen for this flower even more. If I were only allowed to purchase one essential oil, I would choose lavender. It’s the most versatile essential oil—I use it everyday!

Lavender is known for it’s calming properties, and thus, I use it each night to wind down. I put a few drops on my pillow & sheets, as well as on the bottom of my feet. I also diffuse it while I sleep. If you don’t have a diffuser, you can put a few drops on your air filter (which I also do from time to time).

 In addition, I put several drops of lavender with water in a spray bottle to create a natural spider repellant. I sprayed the carpet around my doorways and windows, as well as the curtains. Not only has it made my house smell pleasant, I’m happy to report that I’ve seen a lot less arachnids around these parts.

I’ve been using Norwex dryer balls instead of dryer sheets for nearly two years now. I like to put a few drops of lavender on each dryer ball, which leaves my laundry smelling lovely!

I’ve also stopped using perfumes & body sprays in favor of essential oils. Naturally, lavender is one of my favorites to use.

For a girl like me who suffers from environmental allergies, lavender is a lifesaver. When ingested with lemon & peppermint essential oil, lavender helps me to breathe easier. The doTERRA TriEase Softgels are part of my morning routine. Diffusing these three oils together can also help promote a healthy respiratory system. The Introduction to Essential OilsKit includes one 5mL bottle of lavender, lemon, and peppermint, and is an inexpensive way to begin using these fabulous oils. 

I could go on and on about my love of lavender! For more information on this wonderful essential oil, please visit the doTERRA website.

If you would like to order your own bottle of lavender essential oil, please contact me or visit my webpage