On a day that’s so filled with love one of the most loving things you can do is give love to yourself. It doesn’t have to be complicated just do something that feels good to your soul. I love using essential oils. The amazing scents just take me to a special place.
One of my favorites and the most basic and primary essential oils you should have on hand is lavender oil.
This magical oil has numerous amazing benefits and will definitely come in handy if you have little ones to watch over.
The aroma from lavender oil is heavenly and is great to diffuse in your home; you only need about 3-4 drops. You can also apply it to your hands, wrists, chest, neck, and feet. Some people find it best to dilute 2-3 drops of the oil with 1-2 drops of water when applying directly to the skin. You can also apply some to your hand, then cup both hands around your mouth and breathe deeply. Inhalation of lavender essential oil can be very therapeutic.
One of my favorite ways to benefit from lavender oil is from tea (make sure the one you purchase is for dietary) use. Pour a couple of drops into your tea or brew a lavender blend for a wonderful relaxing treat.
Using these methods of application, lavender essential oil can:
- Help You Sleep
Lavender oil has a soothing aroma that can ease insomnia and help you get an overall restful sleep at night.
- Relieve Anxiety
Using lavender oil can have a calming and relaxing effect that eases tension from stress, nervousness, and anxiety.
- Ease Pain From Minor Burns
Putting a few drops of lavender oil on a minor burn can help ease the pain from the burn, lower swelling, and even help guard against blistering.
- Moisturize Your Skin
Get relief from dry, chapped, sunburned, or eczema skin problems with the smoothing and moisturizing effects of lavender oil.
- Clean and disinfect minor cuts/wounds
Lavender oil helps to stop bleeding of minor cuts and scrapes. It is also an anti-bacterial so it will clean and disinfect these wounds as well. Apply 2-3 drops to the infected area.
I have so many more amazing suggestions for how you can be good to yourself in my 21 Day Self-Care Challenge Workbook. I created this program to help you discover the real you. It’s about taking your life to a new level through practicing self-care. The journey is to the bigger, bolder life that resides in you. The challenge is to think, feel, hear, see, smell, and touch what goes on in and around you in a deeper way; eyes wide open.
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