Lavender- Moms Best Friend
Todays little tip is about Lavender.
I use lavender on EVERYTHING! It is truly one of the most versatile oils in nature.
It is commonly used for its calming and relaxing qualities but can be used for everything from skin conditions, nervous tension, cuts, bites, nausea to nosebleeds.
I recommend that it is a must have in everyone’s medicine cabinet as t is natural, safe and effective.
As a new mom it has become a big part of our bedtime ritual for the Little, as Lavender is one of the most gentle essential oils and is a great way to relax and unwind. Studies have shown that it promotes sleep, improves the quality, and encourages a deeper, more restful slumber.
As a mommy –this is gold and after months (7 to be exact) of little sleep, I was happily ready to give my new doterra oils a try!
We start our nightly wind down by diffusing lavender in the air, which disperses the oil throughout the house for the whole family to benefit from.
Following a warm bath it’s on to the massage.
After massaging the wriggly little body parts I finish by applying a premixed blend of lavender and coconut oil to the bottom of her feet.
The souls of your feet are the most porous part of the body and will deliver the oils throughout the body within a matter of seconds.
For such a small thing, it doesn’t take much to see the obvious calming effects it has on her, she is relaxed and soon is off to bed…..with myself following shortly after….even though it was only 8:30 😉
It’s important to note that NOT all lavender oils are created equally. Essential oils are extremely concentrated. Such a small body is sensitive to the oils and must be diluted. I premix 2 tablespoons of carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil) with 1 drop of essential oil.
Most importantly there are many different grades on the market so please make sure you are using a certified therapeutic grade essential oil. dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils are guaranteed to be 100% pure and natural and free of synthetic compounds or contaminates.
A little goes a long way.
* A Special Offer: If you are interested in buying pure Lavender oil at a significant discount, you can contact me and I can help set you up as a wholesale customer (you will save much more than what you will pay retail or anywhere online).