Just a lit something… I burn Lavender Oil while I relax to take a poop. Keeping it in the bathroom make it convenient to strike and sit with feet elevated in a squat position allowing my colon to be free to do what I came to do.

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The best-known Healing Oil and for Relaxation due to it’s Calming Properties

The best-known healing oil: I use this oil the most and with all the other oils :) xo Calming to the skin, body and mind xo

Lavender essential oil has many wonderful uses. One of the best known healing oils, lavender oil has a chemically complex structure with over 150 active constituents, which explains its effectiveness at helping with everything from insect bites to rheumatism. The botanical name, Lavandula comes from Latin, lavare, which means “to wash” probably for its history of use cleansing wounds, as well as washing linens and in personal bathing. It is a known anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, analgesic, calmative, detoxifier, hypotensive and sedative.

Among the most versatile of oils, lavender is very effective at soothing, calming, balancing (both mind and body), and revitalizing. It is used through inhalation, massage, bath or shower, humidifier or vaporizer, or added to skin and personal care products. Your female ancestors most likely used lavender water as perfume. It is good for all skin types including sensitive skin, unless the scent puts you off – this seems to be a built-in warning system useful for gauging your compatibility with all the essential oils. Too much can be toxic to any system, so obey your nose and avoid it if you don’t care for the smell.

Uses

Lavender oil has a well documented history of effectively treating burns and scalds. It’s pain relieving properties, combined with its antibacterial and antiseptic properties make it an effective wound treatment that stimulates the cells of a wound to regenerate more quickly, and prevent scarring. It is useful for treating headaches, insomnia, fever blisters, acne, anxiety, stress, and depression. Additional uses include:

• Apply lavender oil to insect bites, including bee and wasp stings, to neutralize pain and swelling almost immediately
• Mix with aloe vera to treat sunburns
• A cool compress on the forehead with lavender eases sinus headaches
• Add it to shampoos to prevent dandruff and reduce hair loss
• Lavender in your linen closet repels moths
• Add a few drops to the rinse water to give your laundry a good smell
• It is a great room deodorizer; add to potpourri
• A drop or two on a pillow or pajamas will encourage sleep
• Lavender in bath water will help relax children for bedtime
• Place leaves and flowers in sachets for your underwear drawer
• It can be used to treat urinary tract, bladder, and yeast infections
• Lavender is an effective at-home treatment for athlete’s foot and other fungal infections
• It eases coughs and colds, and reduces fever
• Lavender can be used to treat animals for fleas
• It is an effective treatment for head lice
• Lavender stimulates growth of healthy new cells
• Add a few drops of oil to unscented lotion or make your own perfume water for a nice, clean personal scent
• Lavender is useful in easing motion sickness and high blood pressure
• A couple drops on a cotton ball in the bottom of a trash can or diaper pail helps neutralize odors
• Add a few drops to a carrier oil – something in your kitchen will probably work, such as olive or almond – for a massage of muscles or joints

Lavender also combines well with several other oils to make nice blends, which extends its usefulness. For example, mix with grapefruit or eucalyptus for insect repellent.

Lavender, the plant and its oil, has been used continuously for thousands of years and is native to the Mediterranean. There are several varieties, and they grow at varying altitudes. The finest, which is for medicinal use, grows at higher altitudes, making it more difficult to cultivate, which in turn makes it more expensive. The more common and available lavender is best for most users and uses. For around $15 you can have a great addition to your at-home health cabinet. As you only need a drop or two for most uses it will last a long time. For access to the plant itself, lavender is widely grown today and there are many ‘pick your own’ farms here in the U.S. There are probably plants for sale at your local nursery if you’d like to grow your own.

Rules for use

Essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin in their concentrated, undiluted form. They are not for internal use, unless under the care of a qualified practitioner. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Always store oils tightly closed in a cool, dark place as they are sensitive to heat and light. If they are in dark glass bottles, they should keep for a long time if stored properly. Do not use in conjunction with flower essences or homeopathy without guidance. Several oils should be avoided during the first trimesters of pregnancy and by those with conditions such as high blood pressure or epilepsy, again, unless under the care of a qualified aromatherapist. Sensitivity or even allergy to essential oils is possible, so trust your instincts – and your nose.

Essential oils are powerful, ancient medicine. Today, they are also readily available in less volatile varieties for ease of use by laypeople for topical and everyday purposes. There are lots of recipes online, or pick up a good book on essential oils. You’ll probably save yourself some money and some exposure to the chemicals in most personal care products and topical treatments. ~Natural News

7 Essential oils for relaxing before bed

The following don’t just make you sleepy, they lull you into a positive state of mind, calm your body and quiet your thoughts, promote overall balance & harmony and make you feel wonderful (and maybe a little amorous, too!).

  1. Lavender lavandula angustifolia, the Grandmother of essential oils, is calming and balancing.  It helps to create mental-emotional equilibrium, to release pent-up energy, to ease frustration and irritability and, most importantly, create a feeling of calmness and composure.  If you only have one essential oil at home, it’s this one.
  2. Orange citrus sinensis, is great for adults and children alike, is great for promoting relaxation and releasing stress & frustration.  The smell alone bestows joy and positivity upon the most sullen of moods, probably because of its ability to help energy circulate freely around the body.
  3. Sweet Marjoram origanum marjorana is, according to Garbriel Mojay, one of the main essential oils that possess the ability to both strengthen and relax.  It is superb for calming and regulating the heart.  Overall it is sweet, nourishing and balancing in the way that can relieve you from stress, worry and over thinking.  In fact, this oil is perfect for the working girl.
  4. Ylang Ylang cananga odorata has an amazing effect on the heart, both on the organ and as the symbol of the center of our emotions.  When life has launched its full artillery in your direction, this is the oil to calm your palpitations, hypertension and tachycardia (unusually rapid heart beat).  It helps to cool your burning frustration and agitation as well as promote sleep.  Not only this, once your eyes are closed you could easily be transported to a tropical garden, where the fairies sleep (if you believe in them).
  5. Roman Chamomile chamaemeleum nobile, another oil with a diverse range of uses, is a warrior in cases of chronic tension and  insomnia.  Can you resist an oil that helps us to let go of our expectations, accept our limitations and accept support?  We thought not!  Beautiful.
  6. Frankincense boswellia carterii, our favourite for body and soul, promotes tranquility and liberates your spirit.  No small feat, this delicately fragranced yet powerful oil will deliver you from nervous tension and nervous exhaustion.  Great for irritation, restlessness and insomnia.  It will calm and deepen your breathing and enter you into the perfect meditative state, diminishing troublesome mental chatter.
  7. Bergamot citrus bergamia, the sunshine oil, is relaxing and refreshing.  It helps to maintain the free and even flow of energy throughout the body and therefore is fantastic for emotional disorders such as depression, anxiety and, of course, insomnia.

 NOTE: Lavender oil is a powerful antifungal that fights skin conditions and Candida

by 7LoveJohnson

7LoveJohnson, Seven Love Johnson: Executive Creative Director / Organic Positive Living; Sharing Wealth Through Health and Wellness: xo seven~Lovasta' Wellness Sage