Lavender 1 Dram
– Mediterranean native. There is a reason lavender is such a popular herb, you can find it used in aromatherapy, culinary arts, as a holistic remedy, simply as a botanical, homeopathy and more. Its essential oil is probably the most versatile out of all the oils. The fragrance is delicate, soothing and calming to the mind, body and spirit. It’s used often as a sleep remedy and stress reliever. Just put a few drops in your palms and inhale the delicate aroma for an instant relief. You can also rub it on your wrists, feet or temples and even scent your pillow and sheets! It is a must have when going into the Great Outdoors since it is a bug repellent and it sooths bug bites and bee stings. It is proven to help heal minor cuts, scrapes and even burns. Since it reduces swelling, pain and redness. It is antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal. Skin loves lavender oil, because it helps with dandruff, dry or chapped skin and lips, and mixed with other oils such as coconut or sesame it can help fight eczema. Car or motion sickness? Just dab a drop behind your ears or around a navel or on the tip of your tongue. You can use it in hydrotherapy, as a added aroma, combined with Epsom salts. Bonus points for this essential oil since it also can be used as an incredible flavor booster – just add a few drops to any recipe or drink!
· Sleep remedy
· Soothing and relaxing properties both for mind and body
· An Outdoor/Nature Lover must have!
· Bug repellent
· Combine with Epsom salts for an incredible bath time
· Great for cooking
Interesting fact: Ancient Greeks and Romans used lavender blossoms to scent bath water, a common use that gave the herb its name, derived from the Latin lavare, meaning to wash.