Essential Healthy Living

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Day 28 Loving YL - Diffuse Lavender at bedtime for calming

Diffuse Lavender at bedtime for calming

Today was a rough day for my toddler. His mood was all over the place and was having a tough time keeping it together. As you can imagine, dinner was a nightmare. After bath, I rubbed some Lavender essential oil on the bottom of his feet and had him smell from the bottle. I filled his diffuser with Lavender and had it running when we put him to bed. He was out like a light!

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. The French scientist René Gattefossé was among the first to discover these properties when he was severely burned in a laboratory explosion. Lavender may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods.

Bridget Davet

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