We will be featuring an oil each day this month--31 Essential Oils in 31 Days!
OUR FIRST OIL OF 2015: LAVENDER!
If I had to choose just one essential oil to always have around it would be, hands down, lavender.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has one of the best fragrances on the planet: floral, sweet, and fresh. It is evocative of just-mowed fields and lingering flowers. Many of us keep a small bottle in our purse or pocket to take to work for an invigorating whiff when our energy drags. Ah, what a difference this makes in a long or trying day!
Lavender is both uplifting and relaxing. Whatever your need, it delivers. That is because Lavender is an adaptogen, a unique natural substance that builds your resistance to the stresses of life and supports the health of your adrenal system.
So if you are feeling nervous or stressed, lavender relaxes. It helps you wind down at the end of a stressful day and is known to help promote a good night's sleep. Additionally, it can also help lift you out of sadness.
100% pure, therapeutic lavender oil is also a great beautifier of the skin. Lots of women love to mix several drops with coconut or olive oil and smooth it over their face and neck every morning. The wonderful smell is enough to make you smile as you start your day!
Another great use of lavender is for cleaning. Essential lavender oil is fabulous in an essential oil diffuser to create a peaceful atmosphere in the home. You can even use doTerra's therapeutic high quality grade lavender oil in your recipes to enhance the flavor of baked goods and other foods.
Contact us with any essential oil questions at GreenLivingLadies@Gmail.com.