Oily Adventures: Lavender

Oil of the Week: Lavender

Have I told you I love lavender? I love it so much that I’d love to share some with you, but you’ll have to read my fascinating blurb on lavender to find out how (or just scroll to the bottom of the page).

Some of you may wonder why this website even includes information about essential oils. The use of essential oils was part of the impetus towards holistic wellness for me. My interest in oils led me to explore their benefits, which led me to want to limit the toxins to which I was exposing my body. The desire to limit the use of toxins, led me to Young Living because of their Seed to Seal promise that guarantees that Young Living oils are pure and toxin free from the time the plant seeds enter the ground and continues through harvesting to distillation to bottling. Want to know more about Young Living, there’s more info at the bottom of this page. But, before I even knew about Young Living and oils overall, it all began with lavender.

Many years ago, I fell in love with the clean, fresh scent of many herbs including lavender. The name itself conjured up visions of acres of the beautiful violet flower blanketing the hills of Provence, France. Having a master’s degree in French, I love to think of myself as strolling through Provence; it hasn’t happened yet, but there’s still time. When I fell in love with the smell of lavender, I knew nothing of the benefits of it or the uses of essential oils, but I loved the idea of it all! (Cue French music, a gentle breeze, brilliant sunshine, and undulating fields of lavender.)

Fast forward to the advent of Pinterest. As I scrolled through the treasure trove of all things Pinterest, I kept coming upon pins for essential oils especially lavender for the promotion of a sense of calm and well-being. Now, I have since learned that all oils are not created equal and everything on Pinterest, like everything on the internet, is not necessarily trustworthy, but these pins piqued my interest and led to more study.

Little did I know that lavender has been in use since ancient times for its aromatic and calming properties. In 50-70 AD, Pedanius Dioscorides, included lavender in his pharmacopoeia De Materna Medica, which was considered the go-to source for information about plants and herbs and the medicines derived from them for two millennia.

For me, I love the clean, floral smell of lavender and use it either alone or in a variety of blends in my diffuser. Even with four dogs, it makes my house smell wonderful!! I also love the many ways it can be used. Put a drop or two on the bottoms of your feet at night or spray a mixture of lavender and distilled water on your pillow and sheets to help create a feeling of calm and rest. Lavender can also be used in lotions, shampoos, body scrubs, and other products. A few drops of lavender combined with Epsom salt in a hot bath can be a great relaxation experience.

Want to know more about lavender and its uses? Go to this page https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/lavender-essential-oil at YoungLiving.com. Also, take the time to check out Young Living’s Seed to Seal promise (https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/discover/seed-to-seal) to learn more about the amazing purity of all Young Living products.

Want to buy your own lavender for wholesale? Click on this link and learn how to become a Young Living member. Becoming a Young Living member is a great way to get your oils at wholesale price. Selling Young Living’s myriad of quality products is also a great way to create a primary or additional income stream. If you’d like to talk about the benefits of Young Living, I’d love to talk to you! Contact me at powellmaryellent1214@gmail.com.

Oh, and did I promise that I’d share some lavender with people? I believe I did! Everyone who shares this website by August 1 will have his or her name put in a drawing for a 15 ml bottle of Young Living lavender. We’ll announce the winner on this site and send you an excellent bottle of lavender.

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