Let's talk about Lavender. There are so many benefits! If you know me, you know I have no problem talking for two weeks straight… so I will try my best to describe this amazing oil in as few words as possible. What I'm trying to say is “bear with me”.
When I think Lavender, I think all things calming and when I say all things I really mean ALL THINGS. Last summer I sat on a fire ant and I now know exactly why they are called FIRE ants. My behind felt like I was stung by at least 5 bees! Ok ok, maybe I'm being dramatic… but it felt like at least two stings. Because I associated the burn and pain with bees I thought “mhhhhhh…. I read that someone used the Lavender essential oil on a bee sting so this should do the trick”, and oh my goodness! It did! Within seconds the pain was gone.
This is how we use Lavender in our house:
For Allergies I add Lavender, Peppermint and Lemon Essential Oils to the filter of my vacuum cleaner and air vent filters. Mixed with water in a glass spray bottle, I spray down all pillows, mattresses and blankets. When my husband’s allergies get really bad, he throws back what he calls the “allergy potion”. He adds 2 drops of Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint to a shot glass of water, which he swishes around in his mouth for 15 seconds and then swallows. Within seconds he can breathe again. He also claims that it’s only nasty the first 3 times you do this.
I use the lavender oil mostly to calm my nerves and to shut down my mind at night. I apply 2 drops to the bottom of my feet to stay grounded and balanced. I also use Lavender in diffusers in our house at all times. I really don’t know how people survive without at least 1 diffuser in every room of their house. Well,I guess that’s what makes us the crazy oil family
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