We will be featuring an oil each day this month–31 Essential Oils in 31 Days!
OUR FIRST OIL OF 2015: LAVENDER!
If I had to choose just one doTERRA essential oil to always have around it would be, hands down, lavender.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has one of the best fragrances on the planet: floral, sweet, and fresh. It is evocative of just-mowed fields and lingering flowers. Many of us keep a small bottle in our purse or pocket to take to work /or for us stay at moms for an invigorating whiff when our energy drags. Ah, what a difference this makes in a long or trying day!
Lavender is both uplifting and relaxing. Whatever your need, it delivers. That is because Lavender is an adaptogen, a unique natural substance that builds your resistance to the stresses of life and improves the health of your adrenal system. It will boost your stamina and resilience over time.
So if you are feeling anxious or stressed, lavender relaxes. It helps you wind down at the end of a stressful day and is useful for sleeplessness. Yet it can also help lift you out of depression or sadness.
100% pure, therapeutic lavender oil is also a great beautifier of the skin. Lots of women love to mix several drops with coconut or olive oil and smooth it over their face and neck every morning. The wonderful smell is enough to make you smile as you start your day!
Another great use of lavender is for cleaning and soothing cuts and burns. In fact, the French scientist René Gattefossé discovered this when he was burned in a laboratory explosion. Many scientific experiments have confirmed lavenders therapeutic qualities.
Lastly, essential lavender oil is fabulous in a diffuser to create a peaceful atmosphere in the home. You can even use lavender in your recipes to enhance the flavor of baked goods and other foods.
Lavender is one of our most versatile oils. No medicine cabinet should be without it!