You may have read about my monthly oil giveaways from last month, but here’s a re-cap anyway:
I enjoy trying new products, especially ones that promote healing in a more natural way than running to get a prescription. Mind you, prescriptions aren’t bad, I just think it’s easier and healthier sometimes to find more natural approaches. Also, essential oils seem to be a “fad” right now, so I’m wondering if they are truly a fad, or something we’ve been missing for awhile now and really could benefit me. I recently listened to the CD titled “The Missing Link” which gave some good explanations as to why they are beneficial to our bodies. After listening to it I decided to go ahead and buy a few products and try them. One I purchased was the The Everyday Oils Kit which contains the following oils and oil mixtures in 5 ml bottles– Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Frankincense, Pan Away, Peace and Calming, Purification, Thieves, Valor.
Every month, I’m going to focus on one of the oils listed above, write a post on its benefits, give some positive feedback form those who have already used it, and give my personal feedback after I’ve tried it. Then one of my lucky readers will also have the chance the win the oil and try it for themselves. I’ll also include a copy of “The Missing Link” so they too can have some more information of how and why these work.
July is Lavender Month!
Here are some benefits that the Young Living Website says about lavender:
“Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. Therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly regarded for the skin. The French scientist Rene Gattefosse was the first to discover these properties when he severely burned his hands in a laboratory explosion. Lavender has also been clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. The fragrance is calming, relaxing, and balancing — physically and emotionally. This plant is grown and distilled at the Young Living Farms.
Essential oil of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia).
Other Possible Uses: Lavender is a universal oil that has traditionally been known to balance the body and to work wherever there is a need. If in doubt, use lavender. It may help Acne, allergies, burns, cramps, dandruff, diaper rash, hair loss, insomnia, lower blood pressure, menopausal conditions, mouth abscess, nausea, minimizes scarring, stretch marks, thrush, water retention, arthritis, asthma, balancing body systems, boils, bronchitis, bruises, carbuncles, cold sores, convulsions, depression, earaches, fainting, gallstones, hay fever, relieve headaches, heart irregularity, reduce high blood pressure, hives, hysteria, insect bites and bee stings, infection, influenza, injuries, laryngitis, migraine headaches, mouth abscess, reduce mucus, nervous tension, activates pineal gland, respiratory function, rheumatism, skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, rashes) sprains, stress, sunburns, sunstroke, tension, throat infections, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, whooping cough and wounds. One of our readers suggested putting a drop of lavender in the mascara bottle to thin it out and get more shine from eye lashes. As you can see the list is long of ailments Lavender is supposed to help alleviate! Not all of the oils have such an extensive list!
My experience with the oil: Earlier this spring, I was dumb and went outside in a tank top to weed my flower garden and didn’t put any sunscreen on. It was my first time out in the sun for a significant period of time and I know that for me that means sunburn. So my shoulders got kind of scorched. I was going to grab my bottle of aloe (which I always have used and it works wonders) but this time I wanted to try the lavender oil and see if that helped. I just put it on one shoulder so I had a comparison. I wouldn’t say that it took away the redness any sooner on the side I used it on, but it did take away the burning/stinging feeling sooner.
I’ve also used it not just for medicinal purposes, but just for its fragrant purposes. I currently use unscented dryer sheets from Shaklee, so adding just one drop to those sheets when I put them in the dryer makes the laundry (especially my bed sheets) smell so great! Also, the scent of Lavender truly is relaxing and breathing it in before bedtime is a great bonus for a good nights rest in my opinion, which is why I like to use it when I’m washing sheets. I’d much rather be smelling that, than synthetic chemicals that are in other laundry detergents or dryer sheets.
If you want to read about what other people have said and have used lavendar for, go here:
Are you curious about this and want to try it for yourself? Then enter this giveaway!
In order to enter this giveaway, you need to click on this site and skim through the product catalog. Pick one of the categories to research, either essential Oils, Kits, Cleansing, Nutrition, Personal Care, Children, or Accessories. Pick one product (other than lavender!) that intrigues your interest and write a comment telling us what it is.
After you do that, then you can do the following as additional entries:
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*This giveaway ends 7/7 at 9pm and is open to US residents only.
*Remember, I’m new to these products too, so I’m learning about this company as I introduce it to you. I’m just hoping some of my readers will learn along side of me.
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