essential oils

All About Lavender Essential Oil

Today we’re going to talk about Lavender and Lavender Vitality Essential Oil.

Lavender Essential OilLavender Vitality Essential OilKnown as the Swiss army knife of essential oils, Lavender is a familiar wonderful scent of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home.

Lavender essential oil isn’t just a favorite because of its classic scent—it’s also highly versatile. From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can benefit many areas of your life.

Lavender Vitality

Use Young Living Lavender Vitality essential oil to create unique dishes that will impress your family and friends. The herb has a sweet, slightly floral flavor that pairs well with both rich and light dishes.

Although more popular with sweeter recipes, Lavender Vitality oil’s benefits extend to savory dishes as too. In fact, lavender is sometimes included in the famous Herbes de Provence along with the spices marjoram, thyme, oregano, and rosemary. Put a new twist on a classic meal and pair it with chicken, lamb, or even potatoes.

Just a hint can enhance the flavor of your entire recipe. To avoid overwhelming your food, try dipping a toothpick in your oil and then swirling the toothpick in your food preparations.

Benefits of Lavender

  • Can support healthy skin
  • Promotes a more restful sleep
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Great for supporting healthy hair

Lavender Tips

  • Add a few drops of oil to lotions, shampoos, and skin care products.
  • Create a spa-like retreat by combining 1 cup Epsom salt and 4 drops oil and adding to a hot bath.
  • Make a basic homemade body scrub with coconut oil, sugar, and Lavender essential oil.
  • Unwind with a Lavender-infused neck or back massage.
  • Rub oil on the bottom of your feet before bed or spritz your pillow with distilled water and Lavender mixed in a spray bottle during your evening routine.
  • Create a DIY room freshener with Lavender or diffuse it to get rid of stale odors.
  • Add 1-2 drops to a pitcher of lemondae for a delcious and refereshing summertime drink.

Fun Lavender Facts

  • Lavender essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the plant.
  • Lavender is one of the most versatile and most popular essential oil in the world.
  • It takes approximately 27 square feet of lavender plants to create one 15 ml bottle of essential oil.
  • Lavender is thought to be derived from the Latin words ‘Lividus,’ which refers to the bluish hue of the plant and ‘Lavare’ which means “to wash.” This is because in history, lavender has been used to perfume baths and laundry.

Did you know Lavender could be ingested? I LOVE it in lemonade!

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