Monday, May 27, 2013

Stay Calm with Lavender Essential Oil

EO Spotlight: Stay Calm with Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is one of dōTERRA’s best selling essential oils and for good reason. Lavender essential oil can be used in hundreds of different ways from helping you sleep better to reducing stress.
Lavender is known as the ‘calming oil’ and is often used to assist in balancing the body. Lavender is most commonly used to soothe the occasional skin irritation, help improve quality of sleep, aid in calming nerves, and more.
Check out the following studies on how Lavender was shown to improve sleep and decrease stress.
  • Study: The use of lavender and rosemary essential oil sachets reduced test-taking stress, in graduate nursing students, as evidenced by lower scores on test anxiety measure, personal statements, and pulse rates. Read more about the study here.
  • Study: When lavender was applied topically, nurses in an ICU setting demonstrated decreased perception of stress, in the intervention group, during three 12-hour worked shifts. Read more about the study here.
Tips from dōTERRA:
Apply Lavender to the bottom of your feet, before going to bed, to aid in improving sleep quality. 
Diffuse Lavender to promote peace and a general sense of well-being.
Apply a small amount of Peppermint and Lavender to your temples to assist in reducing stress.
Chapped lips? Put 1 drop of Lavender on your lips to help sooth and soften.
Tips from dōTERRA‘s Facebook Fans:
“Monster spray – Place Lavender and water in a glass spray bottle. Kids use it to scare away monsters and eventually fall asleep.” -Rachelle Christensen Castro
“Stress reducer – 5 drops Lavender, 5 drops Frankincense, 5 drops Peppermint, and 1 drop Deep Blue. Rub on temples, neck, and the bottom of feet.” -Angela Wimbish
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“I use it to deal with my allergy symptoms in combination with Lemon and Peppermint. LOVE.” -Claire Murtagh O’Hara
“Sunburns – A friend told me she used it for sunburns so I gave it a try. The sunburn was gone quickly, and my skin tanned and never peeled!” -Aubrey Owen
“Put a few drops in a carrier oil and use for an itching tummy while pregnant.” -Katie Crocker
“Use it with coconut oil, it’s the best treatment for diaper irritation! -Melanie Andersen
“I am an esthetician and use this oil when doing a scalp massage. Clients LOVE it!” -Sarah Ferrell Horwich
Check out how dōTERRA used Lavender in past blog posts:
*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. dōTERRA products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any dōTERRA product. The statements shared from our Facebook page are the personal opinion of independent persons and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of dōTERRA International.
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