|Posted on 23 May, 2016 at 10:00|
Today I'd like to share a few things about my favourite essential oil - Lavender.
Lavender is one of the most popular and widely used essential oils. A favourite of bee's seeking pollen, Lavender is distilled from the flower of the lavender plant by steam. Fields off lavender are not only beautiful in terms of fragrance and look they are a great source of an essential aromatherapy oil. It is a very versatile oil and can be used for a wide variety of uses.
I use it daily in a number of ways including:
- As a natural sedative, I use it daily as part of our night time routine including using it on my son to help him relax. I apply a dab of oil to the pulse points behind each ear.
- As an analgesic it can be used to alleviate minor pain including headaches, a small dab to the forehead and gently massaged can assist to relieve pain.
- Lastly Lavender is very useful when treating minor burns, applied directly to unbroken skin it can help to reduce redness and blistering.
This is a few of the ways I use lavender at home.
At Reiki by Alison a relaxing aromatherapy massage can include the use of lavender oil to help reduce the stress from your body, I also use a lavender eye pillow to help you relax during a treatment.
Namaste - Alison