Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is our Swiss Army Knife of essential oils. We go through a bottle of Lavender a month. We use it for just about everything. If you are ever in doubt and unsure of which oil to use for something, Lavender is a pretty safe bet to grab. We put it in almost every roller bottle we make because it's great for so many things. I mean, it's called the swiss-army knife of oils with good reason!
Many of you may know that Lavender has very calming properties and we diffuse or apply Lavender topically to help relax muscles and ease tension during the day, but Lavender can be used for so much more than creating a calming environment. My family uses Lavender to support and soothe skin, support our puppies, and make a lot of our personal care products in our home. Lavender was one of the essential oils that really made me realize the power of Young Living Essential Oils. They are much different than other essential oils available to purchase and Young Living Essential Oils really work.
After using Young Living Essential Oils consistently you will have these moments where you realize that the essential oils really support you, we like to call them ah-ha moments. My first ah-ha moment was with Lavender. When I first got my Premium Starter Kit, I was really struggling with my skin. I actually really struggled for years with my skin, I was always using really harsh products, you know the ones that bleach the towels and even burned my face. I was truly flinging no relief. A few months prior to getting myself a Premium Starter Kit, I had gotten some large things on my face that were not going away. I even went to the Dermatologist and nothing seemed to be working. But as soon as I got my Premium Starter Kit, I gave Lavender a try because I heard of the skin supporting properties. I applied Lavender topically on my face where I needed support and within three days those things started to disappear. I was in disbelief that the essential oils worked because I had tried so many other things at the time. I put off buying the kit from my sister because I have no idea why, but at that moment I regretted not getting started earlier with my Premium Starter Kit and I started to slowly change my personal care products to essential oil infused.
I did however, quickly ditch my old face wash that was filled with toxins and made DIY face wash, because I found it's pretty simple to make your own soaps. I use a few drops of lavender essential oil all depends on the size of the container and mixed it with a little Dr. Bronner's Unscented Pure- Castile Soap, then fill the rest of my container with water. I now use the Young Living liquid base soap andDr. Bronner's. If I am using Dr. Bronner’s, I always buy the unscented because I add my own pure essential oils to the base soap. I love finding cute soap containers with foaming pumps from Amazon, we have some in the bathrooms and the showers.
Here are my skin care recipes and products that I now make using all natural ingredients and Lavender Essential Oil to replace the traditional, chemical filled products. My four step skin care routine includes these simple and effective recipes.
Foaming Hand or Face Soap Recipe: I always use one part Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap or Young Living Base Soap and 2 parts water.
First add the Dr. Bonner's Castile Soap to the bottom of the foaming hand soap container.
Add desired Young Living Essential Oils to the container (I use essential oils such as Lavender for soothing properties or Thieves for cleansing properties).
Lastly, fill the rest of the jar with water. I recommend using foaming hand soap containers.
Makeup remover wipes
2 tbsp of Sweet Almond Oil or Jojoba Oil
2 tbsp Distilled Water
¼ cup Witch Hazel
2 tbsp Castile Soap (optional) I just add a little.
24 Cotton Rounds
4 oz glass jar
6-10 drops of essential oils
DIY Face Toner
2 oz spray bottle
1 oz of Thayers Witch Hazel
1 oz of Rose Hydrosol
6 drops of essential oils ( I like to use Lavender and Frankincense)
DIY Face Serum
⅛ teaspoon of hyaluronic acid mixed with 2 oz of ice cold water, shake these until the hyluronic acid is blended into the water. You will notice that the water becomes a little thicker. Then add to a 2 oz dropper jar and add desided essential oils. I like to add 3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and 3 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil.
Besides all the support that I receive from Lavender for my face, I also use Lavender to soothe the skin for other reasons. We love to mix Lavender with coconut oil to help soothe occasional skin irritation due to weather or activity, or if you have children (no matter what size) with boo boos. Our dogs, Kasey and Harper, even use Lavender the same way when they really get to itching ears or licking paws.
In the summer, we vacationing in the sunshine a lot. After long days in the sun, it was refreshing to put Lavender on our shoulders or where the sun really kissed our skin. When we get home from our trips, after being in our swimsuits for days, it was really soothing to use Lavender. We use lavender topically directly from the bottle but we also use our after sun spray which discuss in my summer-essential-oil-diy-recipes
After Sun Spray:
2 oz spray bottle
5- 10 drops Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oil
A dash of Thayers Witch Hazel
A dash of fractionated coconut oil
1 Ttablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
Fill the rest with distilled water.
I love the smell of Lavender, when I smell it, I just feel the tension leave my body. I enjoy the scent every morning when I use my shampoo, conditioner, and mascara, because I added a few drops to them to promote healthy hair growth. The bonus to adding it to these products is that it also calms me down to start my day.
With every season, it is fun to see the essential oils that I use change too. In the spring and fall, I really see the increase in my everyday use of Lavender Essential Oil. I am a person who cannot walk outside in those seasons. You know, when the yellow stuff starts blowing in the wind and covering the car, that stuff really gets me.
In the spring and fall I diffuse Lavender with Peppermint and Lemon to create a lovely, uplifting, and supporting aroma for the seasons changing. I call this my LLP trio or my Pollen Buster. I also apply my LLP roller topically behind my ears and on the sole of my feet before leaving the house. Since Young Living has the Vitality line, which are essential oils used as a dietary supplement, I choose to make the LLP capsule with Lemon Vitality, Peppermint Vitality, and Lavender Vitality to help provide relief from the seasons changes when I am on the go.
Lavender- Swiss Army Knife
Like I said, Lavender is a very versatile essential oil. I believe that is why Young Living included it in the Premium Starter Kit along with several other essential oils that are truly essential to our everyday life.
Other simple ways to use lavender:
There are so many different ways to use one essential oil it amazes me, and to think, these are just a few of the ways that I use Lavender in my house, it certainly is staple all year long.
All of the supplies to make your sprays, rollers, soaps, and capsules are all listed and explained on the supply page.
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