Lavender is the panacea of French Medical Aromatherapy.
Lavender is extremely safe and can be used directly on the skin and is safe for internal use.
Use Lavender undiluted and on clean skin. When in doubt, use lavender.
Acne – Apply several drops into palms and massage into affected areas. Use AM and PM. Essential oils are drying, therefore, if skin is dry, apply lotion 2 minutes after
Application. Use Acne Solution for a stronger treatment.
Anti-aging - Mature skin, Fine lines, large pours – Use Lavender daily, Am & Pm. Pat 5 drops on face and neck to clean skin. Wait 2 minutes for lavender to penetrate. Then add moisturizer. Your skin will never look better!
Bites – Apply one drop to each bite with one drop of peppermint to stop itching and reduce swelling.
Burns – Apply a thin layer of lavender to affected area, 2-3 times per day until healed.
Cuts / Scrapes - Apply a thin layer of lavender to cover the cut area. Apply often until scab appears.
Canker sores / Mouth Ulcers/ Sore Gums / Tongue white heads- Rub 1 drop of lavender on area 1-4 times per day until symptoms cease. Add 2 drops of tea tree if there are signs of infection. Add 1 drop of peppermint to numb the area.
Deodorant, Natural – Use 1-4 drops under each armpit. Essential oils do not stop sweating, but only odor. The anti-microbial constituents in lavender kill the bacteria that causes unwanted odor.
Earaches– Mix 5 drops Lavender, 3 drops Tea Tree, and 2 drops Thyme thymol. Then rub 2 drops behind the ear then down neck and throat. Rub leftover oil in ear, not too deep. Helps with inner ear and throat itching (Eustachian tube itching.) This works miracles for children and adults.
Eczema – Use a thin layer of lavender to affected area. Lavender help reduce redness, itchiness and inflammation. Use as often as needed. Add lotion if Eczema is dry and/ or flaky.
Headaches – Apply 2-4 drops of lavender and 2 drops of peppermint to back of neck and head.
Stress/ Anxiety/ Sleep –
Inhalation - Add 4 drops to palms of hands. Rub briskly and cup hands to nose. Take 5 deep breaths. Rub the rest of your lavender on back of neck and shoulders.
Bath -Add 20 drops of lavender to 1 cup of full fat milk or nut-milk to a full warm bath. Soak for 20+ minutes.
Sleep - place one drop under nose and breathe deeply. Use throughout day or at bedtime.
Scar treatment and prevention – Lavender is great for scar prevention. For maximum benefits, use a mixture of 3 drops each Lavender & Helichrysum and rub on scar area or scab. (wait until scab forms to start applying for scar prevention). Keep using until scar is healed. This does not work on old scars that are more than 1 year old.
Sore Throat – add 5 drops of lavender and 2 drops peppermint to 4 ounces of water and 1 tsp. French sea salt. Stir. Gargle one ounce at a time, then spit. Repeat until mix is gone. Do this 2-6 times per day to fight off bacterial or viral infections.
Melissa's Botanicals by Melissa Farris
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