Lavender 101

Lavender was my very first essential oil. A friend gave it to me. I didn’t know what to do with it. I concluded that it was snake potion or witch’s spit.

Fast forward a few years, and I’ve used it four time today, for various different things. For this reason, it is one of my favorite oils. I like oils that I can use. I like spending money wisely. Morale of the story? I spent good money on my lavender essential oil. That makes me happy.

Before I jump into how I used lavender today, just in the past 12 hours, let me preface with something I wish someone had told me when I first seriously started looking at the “oil craze.” Our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made. They aren’t machines; they are works of art.

As masterpieces, individually crafted and designed, they respond differently to different things. You’re gonna see me say that I used lavender for sore muscles. It may not have the same effect on you. Rejoice in our differences and don’t be discouraged. Oils isn’t a cat and mouse game trying to find that “right” remedy. It’s a journey to know yourself better and the God that created you.

  1. Muscles. My wrist is sore from repetitive motion. Sore, as in, waking me up at night. Numbness. I tried wearing it in a brace, but, as a mom with an infant, what an unpractical contraption. I can’t use it. (I know, that’s the point.) This morning I put two drops of Melaleuca (Tea Tree) and Lavender together in my hand along with some lotion. Rub rub rub rub. I did that every few hours for 24 hours, and my hand is now brace-free. Praise!
  2. Burn. Last week, I bumped our french press and knocked boiling hot water and coffee grounds on my stomach. I immediately put lavender on the burn then to help with the pain. I reapplied some this morning to help with the healing process and scarring. Looking great.
  3. Hair. I really don’t know what Lavender does not hair, but I feel feminine smelling like a lavender field. It tames some of my fly-away hairs as I was running out the door.
  4. Rest. I was up last night with an unexpected energy burst and paid for it today. While Lavender can totally be diffused to help you (or your Littles sleep), I used it for rest today. Rest when I couldn’t actually stop and sleep. Calmness.

If you decide to purchase oils today through the links below, I sure would appreciate it if you plug in 4641685 as the “Referrer ID” at checkout. Little Bear Oils is one way that God provides for our family, and I so appreciate your support. Thanks!

If you’d like more information about how to receive wholesale pricing on your oils (without any commitment to sell them), I’d love to chat more. You can contact me here.

Oils mentioned in this post: Lavender.

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