Essential Oils- Lavender!
They've been around for thousands of years being used in various ways for medicinal and health purposes, from aromatherapy, to beauty products, cooking, in household products, to natural medicine. The beauty of essential oils is that they act as a natural medicine without any side affects.
Benefits-using lavender in whole form, oil, inhaling in oil form or use in a diffuser can bring tremendous benefits to your life. Lavender can reduce anxiety or stress, calm your body for better sleep, be used for acne, with burns or wounds,slowing the aging process, improving eczema or psoriasis and for alleviating headaches.
Acne-apply a drop of pure essential oil directly to a pimple and watch it heal within 2-3 days.
Migraine Headaches-mix 2-3 drops of essential oil with a tablespoon of coconut oil and rub into your temple or back of your neck.
Insomnia-sprinkle a few drops of essential oil directly onto your pillow, inhale straight from the bottle or place into a diffuser.
Relaxing Foot Soak-into a bowl or tub of warm water add a cup of Epsom salts and up to 15 drops of essential oil and soak for 10 minutes.
Cooking- adding a few drops to your cooking or baking or into your tea or honey brings a nice lavender flavor; or next time you make your favorite shortbread cookie recipe add finely chopped lavender to your dough. It adds a nice unique flavor while providing enormous benefits. (I do the same with fresh rosemary too).
These are just a few quick ways to introduce the benefits of lavender into your daily lives. Experiment and share how it has helped you!