Wow! It is already April! Where have the first 3 months of 2014 gone? Things around Green Eggs N Glam have been a little more than busy the last few months and we keep getting busier. I began my second year of nursing school in March and somehow I thought only having my medical-surgical class this quarter that I was going to have less stress. Boy, was I ever Rong! (inside joke of the spelling of wrong! Check back for more on why I use the spelling Rong!) ;)
Lavender essential oil has been a lifesaver around our farm house the last year! We will NEVER be out of Lavender around here. As many of you know I am in nursing school and my husband is a firefighter-paramedic for The City of Sacramento. We live on 4.5 acres that need lots of work and we are always doing something in the yard or in the shop. I use lavender daily for many different things. Lately, I have been using it in my homemade deodorant every morning and in my diffuser at night to help me sleep through the night. We also use it on scraps, cuts, and burns.
Last summer my amazing hubby purchased a golf cart that needed work to use on the property and get from the shop to the house or barn faster. (boys and their toys) He is always working on things in the shop when he is home and I never question what he is doing since I am normally in the house with my nose in a medical book of some sort. Well, I guess I should have questioned the golf cart and some of its safety issues. I now know why exhaust systems should have covers on them so you cannot touch the hot exhaust pipe! Needless to say the golf cart DID NOT have the cover on it like it should over the exhaust pipe and my hubby burnt his hand badly on it. Not Once, But Twice! And in the SAME PLACE! The first burn was small and we applied lavender essential oil on it right away when he burned it. But, the second burn a week later was MUCH WORSE! Luckily he knew what oil to grab when he burnt his hand for the second time since I was on my way home from school the day he burnt his hand. We applied Lavender essential oil on his burn about 5 or 6 times the day he burnt his hand. Over the next couple of days we continued to apply lavender on the burn and the blister that popped up the night of the burn. After about 4 days of applying lavender on the burn and keeping it covered and clean, the blister started to release the fluid. We continued to apply lavender to the burn area over the next few days and after about 9 days we could not tell the skin was burned. After 9 months later you would NEVER know he burned his hand! :) Now I wish I would have taken pictures of the burn and after it healed, but we didn’t think about it when it happened. Hopefully, there will not be a next time to take a picture, but if there ever is, I will make sure we get some pictures.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils…often known as the ‘Swiss-army knife of oils’ it’s benefits often considered limitless.
1. Allergies. Diffuse,ingest or inhale to alleviate the symptoms of allergies.
2. Relaxation. Rub a few drops on palms and cup to inhale, rub on pillow to help you sleep.
3. Calming and Balancing. Rub Lavender oil on the feet for calming effect on the body. Good for calming children.
4. Minor burns. French scientist Rene’ Gattefosse’ was first to discover lavender’s ability to promote tissue regeneration and speed wound healing when he severely burned his arm in lab accident. Put a few drops on location to help relieve pain.
5. Acne. Use on location or diluted in organic coconut oil as face cream to help curb and clear acne breakouts.
6. Insect bites. Put a drop on bee sting or insect bite to stop itching, reduce swelling.
7. Blocked tear ducts. Apply to the bridge of the nose for blocked tear ducts.
8. Nosebleed. Apply oil across the bridge of the nose or also up under the gum to stop nosebleed.
9. Motion Sickness. Place a drop on the end of the tongue, around the naval or behind the ears.
10. Chapped or dry skin/lips. Apply neat to location or for large areas add lavender to coconut oil and use as moisturizer for skin.
11. Scar tissue. Apply neat, massage on and around the injured area.
12. Bruising or injury. Apply lavender neat on location to aid in reduction of bruising and swelling.
13. Sunburn relief. Apply neat or added to coconut oil for sunburn relief.
14. Cold sores. Apply directly on location.
15. Eczema / Dermatitis / Rashes. May mix with Coconut oil or apply neat on location to relieve itching and aid in clearing of the skin.
16. High blood pressure. Studies revealed that lavender oil caused significant decreases of blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temperature, which indicated a decrease of autonomic arousal. In terms of mood responses, the subjects in the lavender oil group categorized themselves as more active, fresher relaxed than subjects’ just inhaling base oil.
17. Deodorant. Use a few drops on armpit area or use to make homemade deodorant.
18. Cuts and scrapes. Drop on a cut to clean wound and kill bacteria.
19. Laundry. Add to felted dryer balls or damp clothe and throw into dryer.
20. ADD/ADHD. One of combinations of oils used in Dr. Terry Friedman’s case study. Lavender increased performance by 53%.
21. Headaches. When coupled with peppermint, this combo can be a great reliever for tension, sinus and headaches.
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